Leader of the Year Awards

Our annual Leader Awards recognise and celebrate inspiring Leaders – from stand-out beginners to the highly experienced. Recipients are nominated and shortlisted by fellow Leaders and members of the British Exploring Society team, with the final Awards being made by a judging panel who look to honour spirit and skills.

THE AWARDS

Watson Emerging Leader of the Year Award in memory of Jean Sinclair is designed to recognise and reward emerging talent, or to identify new, additional or more senior leadership actions on the part of a Leader who may have worked with us for some time.

Congratulations to our joint winners Ali Weaver, Basecamp Manager (Hartz Scottish Explorers 2021), and Riana Mallon, Knowledge Leader (Hartz Scottish Explorers 2021)

The Les Morgan Leader of the Year Award is to identify and celebrate consistent excellence in any area of Leadership, or to recognise an individual who has supported and helped develop their fellow Leaders, providing guidance and direction for them as well as for Explorers in preparation for and throughout their expedition experiences.

Congratulations to our winner Clare Fitchett, Deputy Chief Leader and Medic (Dangoor Next Generation Scotland 2021)

 

2021 NOMINEE LONGLIST

The eighteen inspiring Leader nominees from our 2021 expedition season are:

  • *Matthew Scott, Knowledge Leader on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Katie Ellis, Paddle Leader on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Gill Davies, Basecamp Manager on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland
  • *Riana Mallon, Knowledge Leader on Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • *Ali Weaver, Basecamp Manager on Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • *David Lee, Medic on Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • Ant Mayer, Paddle Leader on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Chris Pearson, Paddle Leader on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Tony Harpur, Deputy Chief Leader on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland
  • *Dan Mazhindu, Chief Leader on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland

 

  • *Clare Fitchett, Deputy Chief Leader and Medic on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Dan Grace, Chief Medic on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • *Sue Brown, Basecamp Manager on Landmark Scottish Highlands
  • Siw Thomas, Adventure Leader on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland
  • *Susannah Cass, Knowledge Leader on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland and Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • *Paul Batterbury, Chief Leader on Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • *Jennie Richardson, Deputy Chief Leader and Adventure Leader on Hartz Scottish Explorers
  • *Graham Johnston, Adventure Leader on Dangoor Next Generation Scotland and Hartz Scottish Explorers
Those marked with an asterisks were selected as our shortlist with the help of our external judges – James Blake, the CEO of the Youth Hostelling Association UK, and David Williams, the CEO of ForwardEver.

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