Two Sewell people named in Top 30 Under 30

Two rising stars from the Sewell Group have been named in the Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30, which highlights and recognises the best young talent from businesses across the region.

Joe Donkin, Quantity Surveyor at Sewell Construction and Sophie Lee, Consultant at Shared Agenda have both made the list alongside people from some of the regions most established employers.

Simon Jones, creator of the scheme, said: “I am delighted to announce this year’s winners, and our class of 2023. Today’s announcement is a celebration of the work, energy and contribution of our region’s talent, who have made a significant difference to our businesses and organisations. These young people have excelled in their respective fields, plus they have shown the qualities and behaviours that have stood them out amongst a very competitive field, to be award a place on our prestigious list.”
In addition to the recognition, each of the winners get enrolled onto the scheme’s LEAP Programme. The much-coveted programme provides winners with the unique opportunity to further enhance their leadership, self-development and communication skills.

Joe Donkin said:
“I am absolutely overwhelmed to be named as one of the T30U30! I’m looking forward to the year ahead on the LEAP programme and I’m hoping I can use the opportunity to develop my existing skillset and pick up on some new habits for the future.”

Sophie Lee added:
“It’s such an honour to be named in the Top 30 under 30 list. I am proud to have obtained this recognition and can’t wait to get started with the LEAP programme.”
The scheme received a record number of nominations this year, a signal to Mr Jones that the local economy is in a positive position. He added:

“Every year I am amazed by the support I receive for this scheme, but having seen the nominations break records once again it gives me a real sense of optimism about the region’s future. Reading through the nominations is not only testament to the work from our winners, but the trust the organisations they are part of have in their talent.

“Seeing how the region’s young people deliver increased sales, leading projects, creating new products, managing supply chains, negotiating with suppliers, help imbed new ways of working, lead new technologies, head up environmental strategy, employ and develop others…I could go on. This is a real statement. A statement from the regions talent to say that you can trust them to take the lead and make a difference, and a statement from the organisations involved to say that they are prepared to back young people to make a difference, and that they are seeing the benefits that strategy brings.”

Winners List (In Alphabetical Order)
Charlotte Beecroft – Marketing Coordinator at MKM
Katie Blyth – Team Manager at Wescot Credit Services
Chris Boon – Account Director at Summit
Callan Cartledge – Internal Communications Specialist at Siemens
Rob Cunningham – IT Infrastructure Technician at Rradar
Ashleigh Davidson – R&D Senior Chemist at Ansell
Joe Donkin – Quantity Surveyor at Sewell Construction
Jon Donoghue – Service Desk Team Leader at Giacom
Fiona Downie – Campaign Manager at Forward & Thinking
Thomas Elliott – Group Accountant at Trenton Motors Ltd
Matthew Gilbert – Project Manager – Group Transformation at KCOM
Holly Goodwin – Account Manager at Catch UK
Chloe Greaves – Senior Designer at Giacom
Robbie Hunt – Manufacturing Production Planner at Advanced Plastics
Mia Jones – Communications Officer and ICV Scheme Manager at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Humberside
Will Jones – Apprentice Broker at Towergate Insurance
Joel Joseph – Transport Administrator at Rocal
Libby Kerman – Sustainability Manager at Lincolnshire Housing Partnership
Sophie Lee – Consultant at Shared Agenda
Jessie Milburn – Senior Designer at Swift
Sam Moor – Performance Marketing Manager at Green Ginger Digital
Amber Needler – Digital Innovation Project Officer at Humberside Police
Natalia Rudd – Marketing Executive at Wykeland
Charley Seward – Commercial Operations Executive at Arco
Katherine Sharpe – Customer Experience Team Leader at University of Hull Library
Ben Smith – Principal Energy and Carbon Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Vicky Smith – Digital Account Manager at Bluestorm
Jarrod Teanby – Engineering Manager at OSI Foodsolutions
Lizzie Thirkettle – Senior Category Manager at Ideal Heating
Louise Watkinson – Operations Manager at Sauce Consultants Ltd