Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony
I was delighted to attend the annual Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony last night, hosted by The Bedford College Group, where staff and students were honoured for their efforts and achievements. It was a pleasure to listen to Performing Arts students sing and to listen to the inspiring words of the guest speaker, international author Ruth Hogan, who presented the certificates alongside Ian Pryce CBE, The Bedford College Group Principal and CEO.
The Bedford College Group works with almost 1,000 employers, has more than 2,400 apprentices who are included in a student body of 14,700 supported by 980 staff. It is one of the top 10% of colleges in the UK f or progressing students on to positive destinations and has secured millions of pounds of investment in an Advanced Engineering & Construction Centre at the riverside campus in Bedford, a Zoological Education Centre at Shuttleworth College and the Wellingborough campus of Tresham College.
Congratulations to all those dedicated members of staff and students who were short-listed for, and won, a range of national awards.
(Group Photo L-R Ian Pryce CBE CEO of The Bedford College Group with Mayor Dave Hodgson, author Ruth Hogan, Bedford College Chair of Corporate Roger Marriott, MP Mohammad Yasin and Head of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce Rod Calvert OBE DL)