Nominations open for TPOT's 2021 Shine Your Light Awards

TPOT's 2021 Shine Your Light Awards is open for nominations, with categories celebrating those who inspire in their field in beauty and spa.

The awards ceremony by tpot is set to be held on November 3 at a yet-to-be-announced venue in London.

The awards were launched in 2019, the last time the event was hosted live due to covid-19, by tpot founder Michelle Hammond to recognise industry professionals who are inspiration within their field. Categories include Inspirational Leader, Inspirational Trainer, Inspirational Therapist and Rising Star, with nominations welcome from peers, colleagues and the general public.

Many of the original judging panel are set to return in 2021, including "spa whisperer" Nigel Franklyn, PR specialist Mark Smith, Paula Perkins, Helena Field, Beata Aleksandrowicz and Michelle Hammond, as well as a new addition of Tri-Dosha’s Sunita Passi. Sponsors already confirmed for this year’s event include Harper Grace International and Temple Spa.

On the return of the awards, Hammond commented: “It was an absolute joy to launch the tpot Shine Your Light Awards in 2019 at the fabulous Camellia’s Tea House in London. Our aim that the awards acknowledge individuals who shine their light for others and allow the true beauty of our industry to sparkle bright was surpassed.”

She continued: “The energy in the room throughout the day and into the evening was truly electric and the warmth and authenticity of everyone involved made for an incredible time. The bar for this year really has been set high and I can’t wait.”

Entries close on August 31 and entry form can be accessed via the tpot website.