Adam Bradford launches The ADAM Award

Hattie / 5th Jan, 2017 / Competitions

Adam Bradford is on the lookout for the next inspirational 11-19 year old from Nottinghamshire to win the ADAM Award.

Adam Bradford, 24, is a young social entrepreneur and Queen’s Young Leader originally  from Sheffield. He started his own business in the city aged 14 with the support of the BiG Challenge competition.

He suffers from Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. In 2009, his former school The Grove in Newark, Nottinghamshire helped him launch the ‘ADAM Award’ which rewards a young person who has shown Achievement, Determination, Aspiration and Motivation in spite of challenging circumstances.

Adam moved out of his Sheffield-based secondary school due to problems with his autism diagnosis and went on to achieve a record-breaking 27 A*-C grade GCSEs.

Now he is a successful young entrepreneur and was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen with a Queen’s Young Leader award earlier this year.


Today he has launched the ADAM Award for Nottinghamshire. He will be returning to the region to reward the efforts of an inspirational young person. His team are looking for an inspiring young person aged 11-19 years old from across the region who has done something extraordinary despite adversity. The winner will be announced in Spring at an event in the town of Newark and they will take away mentoring from Adam himself, a prize donated by local businesses and a gift voucher donated by Adam personally.

Adam says the challenge is a part of his wider vision for the town’s next generation of young people: “We have some inspirational people hidden away in our communities and they deserve to be recognised and rewarded. Our local heroes are the ones who will transform the town from good to great in the coming years. I can’t wait to hear the stories of what people are doing in local communities to make our city even better.”

Community champions will come together to judge award entries when the nomination deadline closes on 31st March 2017.

To nominate someone for the 2017 ADAM Award, visit www.adam-bradford.co.uk/nominate.


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