About Us

Introducing the Potential Unlocked Awards, an extraordinary event that celebrates and recognises exceptional individuals from diverse backgrounds who are making a remarkable impact on the lives of children and young people. From inspiring educators to community leaders and resilient youth who have defied the narrative, we showcase role models who embody excellence and inspire greatness. Our mission is to empower the next generation, equipping them to live fulfilled, successful, and transformed lives.


At the heart of the Potential Unlocked Awards is our visionary CEO and founder, David C. Hall. David’s personal journey of overcoming academic setbacks due to dyslexia, which affected his reading, spelling, and writing abilities, became the catalyst for this initiative. Despite being assessed as four years behind his peers, David defied expectations and achieved grades five levels above predictions. Today, he is a multi-award-winning learning consultant, bestselling author, and motivational speaker, dedicated to inspiring greatness in children and young people, unlocking their untapped potential.


The Potential Unlocked Awards go beyond a mere recognition event. We bring stories to life, sharing specific examples of individuals from various walks of life who have achieved remarkable results and defied the narrative. From educators who have transformed classrooms to community leaders who have made a lasting impact, we showcase the diverse talents and stories of individuals who inspire greatness.

Our Awards History

Our event, which started with a modest gathering of 50 attendees in November 2018, has gained tremendous momentum. Our most recent Awards attracted over 300 people. To inspire and engage our audience, we have featured esteemed keynote speakers like Les Brown, the world's leading motivational speaker, and Kul Mahay, CEO of Ignite Your Inner Potential. Les Brown and Kul Mahay bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the stage, igniting the inner potential of our attendees.


The Potential Unlocked Awards unite a diverse range of stakeholders, including nominees, judges, sponsors, and attendees, creating a collaborative and supportive environment. We foster a powerful sense of camaraderie and empowerment, where everyone plays a part in shaping the future and unlocking the potential of children and young people.

Our Vision

Our vision extends beyond the event itself. We actively engage with the community, forging partnerships with local schools, organisations, and initiatives that support education and youth development. Through these collaborations, we ensure that our impact reaches far beyond the awards ceremony, making a lasting difference in the lives of young individuals.


As we move forward, we have set ambitious goals for the future. We aim to expand our reach, attracting a larger audience to the Potential Unlocked Awards and enhancing our programmes to further empower young people. By continuously spotlighting inspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds, including educators, community leaders, and resilient youth, as well as featuring renowned speakers like Les Brown and Kul Mahay, we instil a sense of hope, determination, and resilience in children and young people, encouraging them to become agents of positive change in their communities and beyond.