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NABS Begins Its Search for Ten Heroes of the Media World

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National Advertising Benevolent Society begin search for Heroes of media world

NABS has begun its search for ten remarkable unsung heroes of the advertising and media world.

The award, which is in its second year, asks line managers, bosses and peers to nominate their own ‘NABS Centurions’; people who have gone out of their way for the greater good of the industry and who are influential through their personality and contribution as opposed to their job title.

The ten winners of the NABS Centurion award will receive a ticket to the NABS Stranger than Summer event on June 26 (formerly the Big Bash), one-to-one mentoring with a NABS 100 Club member, a NABS Partner Card and an appearance in Campaign magazine. One of the Centurions will be crowned as the outright winner and will receive a £2,000 career development grant kindly donated by award sponsors dmg media.

The judging panel is made up of senior industry luminaries, including NABS patrons and trustees who have been selected for their contribution to the industry, they are: Jeremy Bullmore (WPP), Simon Daglish (ITV), Phil Georgiadis (Walker Media), Rosemary Gorman (dmg media), Naren Patel (Primesight) Cilla Snowball (AMV BBDO) and Stevie Spring (BBC Children In Need).

Jeremy Bullmore, NABS patron and former NABS president said: “In almost every organisation there are one or two individuals who, without prompting, have a commitment to the trade they work in that goes beyond the ordinary. Their influence is immeasurable: not because of rank or title but because of personality.  The contribution of such people, though huge, may often go unsung - so the NABS Centurions Award exists first to identify and then to honour them. It’s wonderful to know that the values that NABS holds dear will be safe in their hands”

Zoë Osmond, chief executive officer, NABS said: “This is an award that recognises those that make the best of each day, bringing a sense of optimism, always willing to help others and in many cases, go the extra mile.”


The selected Centurions will be chosen with the following criteria in mind:

-Nominees should have worked in the industry for a maximum of five years

-They should have a natural affection for, and commitment to, the industry that extends way beyond the ‘day job’

-They may help others, formally or informally

-They may have shown strength of character, perhaps through overcoming adversity

-They may be generous in the time they give to causes in which they believe

-Their very presence is infectious; they make others feel good

Last year Jessica Swettenham was named as the overall winner of the NABS centurions award and received a £2,000 grant to further her career within the ad and media industry.

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 17th April. Further details are available Here

NABS’ Stranger than Summer party takes place on Thursday June 26th. The booking form for tickets can be found Here