Top talent Colin Green of Birmingham's Stage 2 theatre group is heading to pastures new following his acceptance at one of the UK's top performing arts colleges - but not without a farewell from property consultancy, GVA Grimley, which has taken a supporting role on his road to fame.
Colin, aged 20, will be making a move to ArtsEd Drama School in London and to congratulate the star on his success the team at GVA gathered to present a departing gift plus an unexpected sum of £1,000 to help towards his tuition fees.
Following Colin's success, a further two scholarships have been awarded to talented Holly Turton, 19 and 18- year-old Luke Waite, both from Birmingham and attending Stage 2. The pair were presented with £350 each, a big help towards terms and examination fees.
GVA Grimley awarded Colin with his scholarship in 2005, when the company chose to work with Stage 2 as part of its charity efforts for the Birmingham Foundation. The scholarship also includes any help needed with auditions, such travel expenses.
Colin recently starred as Tony, the leading role in Live Nation Stage Experience's production of the musical, West Side Story at the Alexandra Theatre. In addition to this and his work with Stage 2 Colin has also been working on several short films and getting set for his big move London.
Chris Jobbins, head of the Charity Committee at GVA Grimley, said: "Colin is a fantastic actor and we are proud of his success at Stage 2 and his acceptance to ArtsEd. His performances are tremendous and we wish him lots of luck furthering his career."