The Capital International Award for
Young Ambassador of the Year
The award recognises islanders under the age of 30 who demonstrate excellence in their chosen field or discipline.
This awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate individuals who have made a big personal achievement in their chosen field, whether it be in the community, work, sport, education, science, culture, the arts or the environment.
This category recognises an individual who;
- Demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
- Is an exceptional and inspirational role model for young islanders
- Demonstrates excellence in their field
- Has significantly contributed to the broader island community through activities such as volunteering and mentoring
Enter if you (or someone you know) is passionate about representing the Isle of Man in their chosen field and is an inspiration to others.
This year's finalists
Winner: Drew Fleming
Extra Fancy Limited is a hospitality group based on the Isle of Man; we grew tired of people thinking they had to escape ‘the Rock’ to have a good time; we exist to provide our clients with a little bit of escapism from island living, whether that be in one of our venues, at one of our pop-up events or from the comfort of their own home. Drew joined Extra Fancy Limited in November 2018, working at the company’s (then) pop-up Peggy’s in a bar support role. He very quickly progressed through the ranks of Bartender, Head Bartender to General Manager and now a Director of the business. Born on the Isle of Man, he made the decision to stay on the Isle of Man to complete his undergraduate degree in ‘Marketing and Events Management’ at UCM. During which time he continued to work on an (almost) full-time basis and now manages 35 members of staff. More recently Drew came first out of more than 700 applicants in the 50 Best Bars ‘Blend Scholarship’ competition.
Charlotte Scarffe is the principal of CNDC (Charlotte Nicole Dance Company) which is a new small Dance School specialising in Cheerdance that has been operating for just one year. Charlotte has danced since she was 3 years old, originally trained in Ballroom, Latin and Sequence, she was introduced to Cheerdance at age 13. Charlotte has competed successfully in competitions all across the UK. The values and objectives of CNDC are to ensure that all students are treated equally no matter what age, ability or disability and they are encouraged so they grow in confidence. To provide high quality teaching from basic movement to high level routines and to provide an environment where all students feel valued and safe. Charlotte aims to model excellence in leadership, ensuring students nurture the skills they learn from dance for the rest of their lives. Within its first year of CNDC the school have attended UK competitions, competing against dance schools up and down the country coming back with various placings. CNDC and Charlotte promotes to students that winning really isn't everything, but at the same time ensuring the children are educated to be gracious in both victory and defeat an supporting their team members no matter what. Having these qualities enables students to build really strong relationships - not only in their dancing lives but their personal lives too as they grow up.
C Digital is a no-limits Digital Marketing Agency with a specialism in the music industry, based on the Isle of Man. Founded in March 2022 by 22-year-old Manx born, Chloe Irving, C Digital has delivered work and campaigns for some of the world's largest Record Labels and Musicians globally including Warner Music UK, Mica Paris, William Orbit, Alfie Boe, Warner Classics, and many more. The experience and clientele is what makes C Digital unique, with Chloe previously working full-time in a record label on projects such as Madonna, Robert Plant, and Enya. Achieving number one on the UK charts with Rod Stewart and being nominated for a Music Week award with Prince. With most clients on a retainer-basis, C Digital will be sure to continue its sustainability, bringing in work the island has never seen before, and creating jaw-dropping social presence globally, signifying the success of what our island has to offer.