Our congratulations go to current mentee, Emma Burrows and former mentee, Dhruti Shah.
Emma Burrows, who is a production journalist with ITV News Central, won Best Newcomer in the Midlands Media Awards. The judges said: “Emma demonstrates innate understanding of the diverse community she is working in. She clearly digs hard for stories. An all-round tough cookie! We like her a lot!”
2012/13 mentee Dhruti Shah, was shortlisted for the Asian Women Achievement Awards. Dhruti started her career on the Harrow and Wembley Observer before joining the BBC. The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Asian women in the UK. Although Dhruti didn’t win, she had a fantastic evening at the London Hilton. Dhruti says: “If it wasn’t for the John Schofield Trust and the boost of confidence the scheme gave me, I may never have been shortlisted.”
Well done to both of you.