Jubilant firms, organisations and individuals have been honoured for the work they do in the region.
They were all given awards at this year’s Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Education Business Partnership awards, held at the Solent Hotel and Spa in Whiteley.
The Amazing Business, Amazing People Awards are held annually to recognise those who work hard to offer young people opportunities in the region.
The EBP said it had more than 145 local business and school staff present, ‘jointly celebrating the time and commitment invested in developing innovative programmes that support young people’s preparation for adult life and work’.
As previously reported in The News, one of the individuals who was honoured at the ceremony was 14-year-old Sam Palmer.
He won the Ultimate Work Experience Student for his work with the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust.
Sam, who was not coping well with school, took on the placement as part of a programme designed to help him focus on his future.
James Shannon, EBP project co-ordinator, added: ‘We are always grateful to employers who are willing to give an opportunity to a young person, particularly when it can make such a positive difference to their future.
‘Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, together with so many other employers across our area, give a huge amount of time and effort to our local young people.
‘It is great to see their efforts rewarded in this way.’