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learndirect Inspiration Awards 2017

Find out more about the learndirect Inspiration Awards, how to nominate and when and where the winners will be announced.

The Inspiration Awards celebrate the incredible learners going the extra mile to develop their skills, as well as the businesses and learndirect staff supporting them to achieve their goals.

The Awards recognise people from all walks of life, from learners who’ve overcome challenges to succeed through education, to apprentices who’ve taken on an Apprenticeship and businesses working with learndirect to train their workforce.

This years winners were announced at a fun filled ceremony, presented by Andy Palmer at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 4 July. The stunning venue was a great backdrop to an inspiring day hearing some really fantastic stories from the shortlisted finalists and winners.


Learner support award
Winner: Nicky Lawrence, Communicators Training Associates
Shortlisted: Chiara Lazzaro – Numidia Education & Training Ltd
Shortlisted: Jane Richards – Bridgend College

Centre of the Year
Winner: learndirect Wigan
Shortlisted: Numidia Education and Training
Shortlisted: CEP Associates

Business Impact award
Winner: Royal United Hospital’s Bath
Shortlisted: Haven High Academy
Shortlisted: Sainsbury’s Meadowbank

Inspiring learner award
Winner: Suzanne Ryan
Shortlisted: Sean Mullen
Shortlisted: Danielle Brand

Career progression award
Winner: Barbara Latcham
Shortlisted: Eduard Culka
Shortlisted: Casey Hobbs

Star apprentice award
Winner: Leon Kearns
Shortlisted: Samantha Collins
Shortlisted: Holly Eves

Into Work award
Winner: John Hargreaves
Shortlisted: Matilde Gonzalez Mendez
Shortlisted: Kimberley Broom

Entrepreneur of the Year award
Winner: Sally Bastock

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