SkillsTrain boss joins British PM in honouring kids

Released on: February 26, 2008, 5:12 am

Press Release Author: Mary Stuart-Miller / SkillsTrain

Industry: Consumer Services

Press Release Summary:
British businessman, Mr. Jan Telensky, has joined Prime Minister Gordon Brown and
his wife, Sarah, in honouring and rewarding kids who have made a significant
contribution to their community. Mr. Telensky is a founder sponsor of the award
scheme, known as YOPEY (Young People of the Year) was at Number 10 Downing Street
for the presentation of the first national YOPEY awards.

Press Release Body: Mr. Jan Telensky, CEO of the UK's leading IT distance learning
company `SkillsTrain' (, has joined the British Prime
Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah at 10 Downing Street, honouring and
acknowledging achievements of youngsters from across the UK.

The youngsters had all been nominated for a YOPEY (Young People of the Year Award)
in a nationwide competition, run by top circulating British women's magazine, `Take
a Break'.

Mr. Telensky, whose Luton based business empire extends right across Europe, was
present as a main sponsor and benefactor of the YOPEYs, founded by former national
newspaper journalist, Tony Gearing.

He donated a first prize of a home learning accounts course to Becky Brown, mother
of top award winner Scarlett Brown from South Benfleet, Essex, who overcame
leukaemia to tirelessly motivate other suffering children and raise money for Great
Ormond Street Hospital. The SkillsTrain boss also spontaneously donated a holiday
for the family at his award winning eco-spa and waterpark, AquaCity resort Slovakia
(, built in his wife's home town of Poprad, which realises
his vision of an affordable, `green' holiday destination.

The YOPEY awards are specifically to recognise the achievements of young people and
the contribution they make to their communities, often in the face of adversity. The
scheme was originated to counter the many negative press reports of youngsters as
drug-taking, violent hoodies. One of the first ever YOPEYs took place in Luton and
South Bedfordshire, sponsored by Mr. Telensky's IT and office skills distance
learning college, SkillsTrain.

Jan Telensky said of his VIP morning "Kids are our future and it's essential that we
recognise and reward role models in the community. I'm very glad that this extremely
worthwhile scheme has reached the attention of the Prime Minister. It was an honour
to go to Number 10 to meet the kids and meeting the PM and his wife was absolutely
delightful ".


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Contact Details: Press information: Mary Stuart-Miller, PR to Mr. Telensky. Tel
01403 738844, e-mail

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