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Pearl grows in new role


The winner of 2014's outstanding intern silver award at the annual Grow Gloucestershire Awards is encouraging people to nominate a young person, business or mentor for this year's event.

Pearl Costello won the outstanding intern silver award at the Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards in 2014, after being nominated by colleagues at Royal Agricultural University (RAU) based in Cirencester.

She now works for the (RAU), based in Cirencester, as an Environmental Officer following completion of her graduate traineeship with the university.

Pearl first joined the university as the Environmental Graduate Trainee and helped to improve performance and implement an accredited environmental management system.

Her passion and understanding of environmental issues, combined with a positive attitude and immense enthusiasm has seen her become a highly valued member of staff within the university. This was recognised with her nomination.

Pearl said: "I was so happy to win the silver prize for Outstanding Intern - it meant so much. Having my colleagues put me forward for the award was a real confidence boost to me.

"I'd encourage people out there to nominate an outstanding young person, business or mentor for the Grow Gloucestershire Awards 2016. They can really make a difference to a young person's life."

The Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards is now into its fourth year, and was set up to recognise talented young people and the contributions they have made to businesses in Gloucestershire.

Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "Pearl's story is exactly what the Grow awards are about - recognising the talent of young people in Gloucestershire.

"The RAU nominated her for the award for her efforts and achievements within the university. She now works for them full time, and should be a real role model for young people in the county.

"Nominations are now open, and I want to see as many young people to be nominated for this year's award as possible."

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