of the Year
and JP Restaurants
THIS award could be a way for people to thank those who take on the tough responsibility of being a leader in life and do it well.
It might be employees wishing to thank a manager who has gone that extra mile for staff to make sure their life at work is as enjoyable as possible. But it could also be someone who has led or inspired a team through a tough time, or perhaps led them on a journey to the top of their field.
A good leader might also be one of the team, always ready to roll their sleeves up and set an example to the rest, or it could be someone who knows how to get the best out of their colleagues.
This award is not restricted to those at the very top, because leaders can be found at every stage of life and every stage of the workforce. Life needs leaders, and the good ones should be celebrated.
Last year’s winner was Carmel Butel. Butel works at St James’ Youth Centre, as well as being a member of the team at the Jersey Youth Service and working with Youth Arts Jersey, a group that funds various projects at St James and aims to support creative young Islanders. Judges heard that Mrs Butel, who was nominated by Mark Anders, chairman of Youth Arts Jersey, always ensures St James is ‘a safe and happy place for young people to be and explore their creative talents’.