tpot’s Shine Your Light Awards

These awards recognise and reward individuals that shine their light so brightly for others and allow the true beauty of our industry to sparkle bright.

Hailed as the people’s award for contribution, the tpot awards are for those that give back amidst their community. Individuals that go up and above to serve and demonstrate that the power of touch is, and always will be our greatest gift.

What are the Award Categories?

Shine Your Light awards


Our Award Categories

Inspirational Leader

An award for INSPIRATIONAL LEADER for those that lead with their heart and demonstrate the true meaning of a people led business.

This individual must be in a position of management or directorship and manage a team of six people or more.

We’ll be looking that this inspirational leader has:

  • Initiated or led a community outreach programme in the community that has made an evidential impact in to the lives of many community members and their family and friends
  • Has inspired their team to work from the heart and shows evidence of caring for their team more than just adding to the bottom line profits in a true win / win approach
  • Is dedicated to self development, collaboration and connection for the greater good of all and gives back regularly

Inspirational Trainer

INSPIRATIONAL TRAINER - for a trainer that ignites passion and purpose in those they teach, setting a chain reaction of contagious positivity that has far reaching impact.

This individual must be in a training position for either a further education or private industry related training company.

We’ll be looking for evidence that this inspirational trainer:

  • Inspires individuals to break out of their comfort zones and reach higher
  • Nurtures and nourishes excellence and demonstrates a passion for their learners and a genuine desire to see them excel
  • Ignites passion in their learners that sees those learners return to their work environment more focused on giving back within their teams and communities
  • Goes up and beyond to connect and collaborate for the greater good of the industry
  • Initiates activity that promotes wellbeing in the community and supports the education and empowerment of wellbeing to those who are less able or have less accessibility

Inspirational Therapist

INSPIRATIONAL THERAPIST - to recognise a therapist who practises with the purest of intentions and gives time, energy and effort in bringing

This individual must be a part time or full-time practising beauty or complimentary therapist holding a recognised qualification to a level 3 standard or higher.

We’ll be looking for evidence that this inspirational therapist is:

  • An individual who is moved to discover the uniqueness of each and every guest. Running their column based on who they have in not what they have in.
  • An individual that uses their time to deliver the absolute best experience for their guest each and every time
  • An exceptional therapist that knows the end of the treatment is not the end of the connection and shows continual care and follow up past the till register
  • An individual who gives back in the community through volunteering treatments and support
  • Self motivated to learn, grow and develop
  • An individual admired by her colleagues for always having a big heart, warm hands and open door.
  • That evidences her ability to serve for the good of all

How to nominate

Nominations are welcome from industry peers, colleagues and the public for nominees who live and practise within the UK & Ireland.It’s free to nominate someone for an award but each nominee must only be entered in to one specific category.

To nominate simply complete the nomination form via the link at the bottom of the criteria you are entering, supplying as much information and supporting evidence as you can on why you believe you or your nominee would be a worthy winner.

The deadline for entry closes on Friday July 30th 2021. Our dream team of judges will then deliberate before selecting a shortlist for each of the award categories. Finalists will be invited to a Zoom interview over the last two weeks of September 2021 before announcing the winners at our Shine Your light Awards afternoon in London on November 3rd 2021.

Our ‘Dream Team’ of judges have been hand selected for the light they shine in making our industry the incredible place it is today. Individuals that are passionate and purposeful in their quest to shine a light on the #TrueBeauty of our industry.

Our AWARDS judges

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Director, Mark Smith Media Ltd

Helena Field

Helena Field

M.D, Action Wellbeing

Nigel Franklyn

Nigel Franklyn

The Spa Whisperer

Sunita Passi

Sunita Passi

Founder of tri-dosha

Paula Perkins

Paula Perkins

Independent Spa Consultant

Beata Aleksandrowicz

Beata Aleksandrowicz

Founder, Aleksandrowicz System

Michelle Hammond

Michelle Hammond

M.D Wellness Curated & tpot Founder

Spread the word

If you don’t know anyone directly you’d like to nominate you can still be part of the awards by helping us spread the word. By sharing this page with your friends, family, and colleagues throughout your social circles and across your social platforms, you’ll help us ensure we reach further in our quest to recognising and rewarding those that truly are our brightest stars.


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Nomination Form

Share with us why you believe your nominee deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Please summarise with evidence and facts in the first instance with a maximum of 850 words.

You can upload any additional supporting evidence and information here to better evidence your nominees application or alternatively email: with any further insight and facts that you believe demonstrate why your nominee should win the tpot shine your light award. Please ensure in any email correspondence you state the email is relation to the tpot Awards and include the nominee’s full name, category and your full contact details within the body of each / any email correspondence.

By completing this form, I accept the data provided on this form will be processed, stored and used in accordance with the terms set out in tpot’s Privacy Policy and will not be shared to any third party for reasons outside of this award application and never sold.

If you’d like to nominate in writing you can do so by post addressing any correspondence to:
tpot Shine Your Light Nominations
23 St George's Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8JE

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If you haven’t already, make sure you follow us on social media and join in the quest to find, and the jubilation of awarding, those shining the brightest by using the hashtag #SYLAwards

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