I just wanted to take the opportunity to say how much I enjoyed and valued the BYA event on Sunday – it was inspiring and thought provoking as well as celebrating our young people’s achievements – many thanks for the opportunity to be sponsors and be part of it.”

– Lynn Gradwell, Director London Region Barnardo’s, sponsors of the Resilience Award 2016

“Firstly congratulations on a very successful BYA. I personally found it awe-inspiring to listen to the stories and achievements of our black youth. What a wealth of talent we have this country, I learnt so much from them and I left feeling very motivated and on a high. 
It was a real pleasure and an honour to support the BYA this year in what was the best event I have attended on behalf of Microsoft.”

– Mike Sealy, Microsoft Director Global Advertising Business Operations, Headline Sponsor 2014

“Recognition acknowledges effort and achievement, raises self-esteem and inspires us to do more and be more.  This is why the work of the BYA Awards is part of this and makes such a positive impact. It was a privilege to be able to make a contribution.”

– Dr Fiona Bartels-Ellis, Head of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the British Council, sponsors of the International Champion Award 2014

“It was incredibly uplifting to see so many proud, accomplished people of all ages, being commended for their talent and hard work”

– Professor Robert Livingston, Director Centre for LEAD (Leadership, Ethics and Diversity) University of Sussex, sponsors of the Education Award 2014