Producers of the 3rdannual Jersey Style Awards, have revealed their ‘Nominee Shortlist 2019’ today, which includes some 65 local businesses across tourism, culture, arts, retail and style. The list includes some of the islands most distinguished chefs, artists, business leaders, top retailers, curators and tourism figureheads.
The prestigious ceremony will take place on Thursday 11th July 2019 at the Royal Jersey Showground celebrating and honouring the people who shape Jersey’s character, personality and individuality as one of the best kept secrets in the British Isles.
The island’s most glamorous red carpet gala and awards ceremony would not be possible without private sector support from international brands such as MMG, a global leader in secure SMS messaging, Bentley Motors partnering with Jacksons, Textron Aviation partnering with Ortac and DiCasa – property developer for luxury turn-key homes and lifestyle concierge management in Jersey.
The stellar line up of judges for 2019 included international celebrity photographer Andy Gotts who has photographed George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Meryl Street, Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson to name but a few. Other judges returning this year included Hilary Alexander, the doyenne of British fashion journalism, Maurice Mullen, Head of Luxury for Evening Standard and ES Magazine and Jill Wanless, Editor of Hello Fashion Monthly.
The event which has previously honoured Dame Shirley Bassey, Prada, Pam Hogg and has seen performances by Professor Green and Alesha Dixon never disappoints on the style stakes and has received an abundance of international media coverage.
This year the event is working with the Bailiff’s Chambers to select ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ award. The Bailiff of Jersey, Sir William Bailhache, will lead a committee who will seek to honour an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to the Island through their charitable endeavours, with the recipient being announced at the gala event in July.
In an effort to entice even more entries across the event’s 12 categories in 2019 the organisers also partnered with Channel 103 FM who’s on air support delivered a significant increase in entries.
One of the most popular categories was that of ‘Corporate Philanthropy’. This new category was created to recognise a local company whose charitable / philanthropic endeavours have made a lasting impression in the local community in the last 12 months. The organisers worked in partnership with the Jersey Chamber of Commerce who assisted with the shortlist.
Chief Executive of Jersey Chamber of Commerce Murray Norton said: “There are so many incredible companies who pride themselves on their corporate social responsibility ethos and this impressive shortlist highlights just that. This isn’t just a whim, these are high profile brands who have integrated CSR into their culture at every level in their organisation and at the same time making an incredible difference to the local community with a variety of game changing projects. They are the very epitome of what great businesses do for the benefit of their community and it’s now up to that community to vote for their winner.”
The event is produced by husband and wife team Sascha and Tessa Hartmann. “We have proved a win at these awards is a benchmark of success for the islands creatives, tastemakers, brands and businesses and each year the profile gets bigger and bigger. Essentially this is an opportunity for Jersey to punch above its weight and show the world what the island has to offer,” stated co-founder Tessa Hartmann CBE.
There are some 12 categories which will now be voted for by the general public on the online voting system which can be found at VOTE HERE FOR JERSEY STYLE AWARDS (Voting will close on 7th June).