Hayling College Awards – Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club – Report by John Cushion
In addition to running the Community Bus, Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club also helps many other organisations on the Island. In recent years an increasing amount of support has been given to youth groups and it was our pleasure to sponsor two awards at the Hayling College at the final assembly of the year on 17th July. In addition to the splendid trophies all winners receive a monetary award.
The award for Sportsperson of The Year in memory former Club Chairman Geoff Foot was presented to Ben Todd who the College simply describe as “a fantastic sailor” The trophy was presented by Geoff’s son Marcus Foot.
The award for Achiever of the Year in memory of a former Club Chairman Wally Egan was awarded jointly to Scarlett Vadgama and Anna Eglin for showing extremely promising enterprising skills when preparing for a Business and languages challenge. Scarlett and Anna created their own corporate identity and developed a marketing strategy to promote their business in the target language. They both displayed mature and thoughtful interpersonal and communication skills and carried out research which showed a calm and methodical approach to problem solving. Both Scarlett and Anna thoroughly deserved to be recognised for their extremely mature and professional towards the challenge. The Trophy was awarded by HIBC Chairman John Cushion.