Exceptional vocational achievers recognised at the City & Guilds Lion Awards
06 June 2013
Last night, learners, teachers and experts from the education industry came together to honour the outstanding achievements of the most exceptional vocational achievers at City & Guilds’ prestigious Lion Awards.
The Lion Awards is the culmination of the coveted Medals for Excellence regional awards programme, run every year since 1879. This year, City & Guilds awarded 114 medals and all medallists were automatically put forward to win one of 14 Lion Awards.
The glamorous ceremony was held at London’s iconic Roundhouse and was hosted by musician and TV personality, Myleene Klass. Guests were treated to walk on the red carpet, a three-course dinner and entertainment from the BRIT School.
The Lion Award winners were:
- Apprentice of the Year: Daniel Keane (Deeside College)
- FE Learner of the Year: Andrew Gilmour (K College)
- Community Supporter of the Year - Kerry Hilton (Barchester Healthcare)
- Innovator of the Year- Maria O’ Boyle (Derry Youth & Community Workshop)
- ILM Learner of the Year - Hazel Waddington (Bolton At Home)
- Creative Craftsperson of the Year - Jonathan Batten (City Literary Institute)
- International Learner of the Year - Lydia Richardson (Automation Technology College Ltd)
- Employee Learner of the Year - Morgan Titterington (North Lancashire Training Group)
- Small Business Learner of the Year - Helen Wynne (Deeside College)
- Recognition of Centre Excellence - North Lancashire Training Group
- Tutor of the Year - Val Ford (Kate Mercer Training)
- Employer of the Year - Tesco
- People’s Choice Award - George Wingfield, (West Cheshire College)
- Outstanding Achiever of the Year – Helen Wynne (Deeside College)
Find out more about the winners here.
Speaking about the event, Chris Jones, CEO and Director General of City & Guilds said:
‘At City & Guilds, we’re all about helping people get into a job, progress on a job and move onto the next job. The Lion Awards provides us with an excellent opportunity to recognise those who have seen success through learning, or have helped others succeed. By celebrating these amazing achievements, we can showcase the amazing opportunities that vocational education can lead to.
‘Winning a Lion Award is a sign of exceptional talent and dedication and I would like to congratulate all of our winners.’