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Emerging Talent Awards Shortlisted Nominees

We've been delighted by the overwhelming response to our Emerging Talent Awards, receiving nominations from across the industry, with submissions reflecting the contribution of a wide range of entrants.

The Awards are about recognising and rewarding the achievements of those at the beginning of their career in the sector and form part of Industry Day's third seminar session, Emerging Talent Awards: meet the new stars of the stone industry, on Wednesday 7 June. This will be hosted by leading broadcaster and sustainability commentator Susannah Streeter and culminates with the award presentation.

The chosen winners will be presented with their award, along with a voucher to the value of £250, at the 2023 Natural Stone Show, June 6-8 at ExCeL, London. In addition each winner will be featured in the Natural Stone Specialist magazine and on

Carmen Chipaila
Production Executive -
Britannicus Stone 

Carmen Chipalia

Nominated by Simon Hunter, Director

Carmen has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Britannicus Stone. In two short years she has fundamentally grasped the importance of the company mission and markets with style, passion and knowledge, continually growing in confidence. With a background in main contracting and after-care service, her skill set has developed to encompass the personable approach of Britannicus, spending longer with each client to ascertain their requirements and offer a suite of compelling options. She makes light of a complex quotation system, her sampling is speedy and always accompanied with well written support documents. She has travelled extensively with the company, both within UK and abroad, and is always well received. Her thirst for greater knowledge has seen her complete the first year of an international business degree with three more to go. At the end of the first year she was given the award for the highest achieving first year student.

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  • I've seen how techniques and machinery have advanced in the stone trade, making life easier, more efficient and saving money on a project
    Show Visitor
  • The Natural Stone Show has been really exciting for us, we’ve met a lot of great people and had a lot of traffic on the stand, it has been a great setting for our official launch.
    Kelly Johnson
  • You can find everything!
    Show Visitor
  • The real highlight of the show has been seeing so many people come to see the new colours that we've introduced...we've pulled in incredible crowds with the new range.
    Simon Boocock
    CR Laurence of Europe



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