NEC Birmingham |  09 - 10 October 2024

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Care Show Thirty Under 30

The Care Show is delighted to announce a brand-new initiative, dedicated to fostering young talent in the care sector today.

The Care Show Thirty Under 30 celebrates tomorrow’s leaders and their successes, together as a community. The Class of 2023 will gain recognition from their peers, receive official acknowledgement for their achievements so far and join a support network of like-minded individuals leading the sector to a brighter future.

Entering the Care Show Thirty Under 30 is your chance to tell your story. Get ready to shout about your achievements and inspire the next generation of care professionals.

It is free to enter. All individuals from across the sector are encouraged to participate. Whether you work in residential or domiciliary care, from nursing to catering, all professionals aged 29 and under, or are turning 30 in ­2023, can enter. Individuals can nominate themselves, or be nominated by a colleague, peer, or friend. 


Thirty Under 30

What will the Class of 2023 receive:

  • A chance to attend the Care Show Thirty Under 30 Awards Ceremony, taking place on Wednesday 11 October at the Care Show Birmingham
  • A personalised award and feature in the official Care Show Thirty Under 30 Winners Book
  • Opportunity to contribute opinion pieces / blogs to the Care Show e-newsletter and website
  • Invitation to join networking opportunities at Care Show London on 24-25 April 2024 at ExCeL London
  • A support network of like-minded peers to stay in touch with long after the ceremony takes place

Why should you enter?

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You'll celebrate your successes and achievements in style with your peers


You'll be recognised by a first-class judging panel and the entire care sector


You'll have an invaluable opportunity to build your personal brand

How do you enter? 

You can choose nominate yourself or nominate someone on their behalf. Visit the nomination form, complete the details required to enter and click the Submit button. You will be asked the following questions: 

  • Why does the nominee belong in the Care Show Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023? (200 words)
  • Please provide a summary of the nominee's skills, strengths, and achievements. (200 words)
  • Where will the nominee be in five years' time? (200 words)
  • Please provide a testimonial from a peer or colleague. (100 words)

You will also need to upload a headshot on the nomination form. This headshot will be used on the website, social media and in the Winners Book, if you are selected as part of the Class of 2023.

Who should enter? 

Unique to Care Show Thirty Under 30, all exemplary individuals working across the care sector are encouraged to participate.

This includes roles in residential care, domiciliary care, nursing, catering, administration, management, construction and design.*

You must be aged 29 and under, or are turning 30 in ­2023, to enter.

*We do not accept entries from roles within commercial companies.


Meet the judges

Ali Al-Mufti

Ali Al-Mufti

Director, Arcadia Care Homes

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

Chairperson, Kent Integrated Care Alliance

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Registered Manager and Registered Mental Health Nurse, Castleford House Nursing Home

Charles Cross

Charles Cross

Chief Operating Officer, Anglian Care


Dudley Sawyerr

Dudley Sawyerr

Co-Chair, Race Equality Reference Group, Skills for Care

Paula CashmorePaula Cashmore

Founder, Quality Care Management Support

Phil Harper

Phil Harper

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Newman University

Rishi Jaweer

Rishi Jaweer

Director, The Jawa Group


Sophie Chester-Glyn

Sophie Chester Glyn

Director, Coproduce Care CIC

Zoe Fry

Zoe Fry

Director, The Outstanding Society Community Interest Company



Dates for your diary

Friday 1 September | 17:00

Nominations close

Friday 15 September

Class of 2023 announcement

Wednesday 11 October


Top tips!

Be bold! Shout about your biggest achievements so far and why you stand out from the rest. 

Be evident! Be sure to back up your nomination with evidence to support your story. 

Be clear and concise! Capture the judges' attention within the word count given. 

Nominating someone else? 
Please ensure their contact details are correct on the nomination form so they receive an email if they win. 

Sponsor the Care Show Thirty Under 30

High-profile sponsorship opportunities are available. By playing a central role in identifying and supporting the Class of 2023, you’ll align your business with the people leading the way in care and strengthen your relationships with your target audience. There is no better way to reach the heart of the care sector.

You’ll benefit from the following:

  • Be seen as the company promoting youth talent within the sector
  • Your branding being visible throughout the award ceremony
  • Your company logo placed on all Thirty Under 30 promotion, both in print and digital
  • Opportunity to take part in the award ceremony
  • Offered first refusal the following year

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