Inspiration Award

Is there someone who has been a massive inspiration to you throughout your career, who you really look up to – Nominate them for this award.

Entry Criteria

Criteria for the Inspiration category:

– Nominee is Inspirational
– Nominee works for a tech business/in a tech role

Successful nominations should detail but not be limited to the following:

– Why they are inspirational
– Who they inspire
– What makes them inspirational in comparison to their peers
– Anything else notable that the judges might be interested in

Hannah Rampton – Winner 2019

For me, a mentor isn’t just someone who just guides you along, but someone you aspire to be one day. Although I have only been in SEO for a year, I already know who I want to be – and that’s someone like Hannah. Passionate and technical, Hannah has been working in SEO for over 10 years, winning awards for herself and clients during this time all while suffering from a range of medical issues as well as personal life hardships which is inspirational to me. I come from a poor background and suffer a range of mental health issues including Bipolar Disorder – so seeing Hannah’s success gives me hope for my own future. Besides this, in 2016, I came over from the US to the UK leaving many of my mentors behind me and didn’t know if I would meet someone who would be invested in me and my career progression. Over the past year, I took on a role in SEO, something I knew nothing about as my previous background was in Public Relations. Hannah quickly took me under her wing, was always available for my many questions and on the job training and now I am managing client SEO accounts on my own – some projects of which have been shortlisted for awards – and I owe all of this to the time Hannah has given me. Not to mention, she has been a great support network for me in regards to my mental health particularly when I feel like I am really depressed and can’t get out of the bed in the morning. She somehow motivates me to know I can. Although she has left the company I work at due to medical issues, she is always available for any questions I have – like she never left and I really appreciate her for it. She deserves this award and more for everything she has done for not just me – but clients as well.

Finalist 2019

Julie Staples

Finalist 2019

Linn Clabburn