Each year, Colleges are invited to nominate a person to be considered for the AoC Gold Awards. This person should
be someo...
The winners and the nominating Colleges will be invited to attend the presentation ceremony of the AoC Gold
Awards at a re...
Hereward College
Sir Bert Massie CBE
Former Chair, Disability
Rights Commission
Baroness Campbell DBE
Commission fo...
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  1. 1. Each year, Colleges are invited to nominate a person to be considered for the AoC Gold Awards. This person should be someone who has attended your College and who has since gone on to achieve excellence in his or her chosen field. Recipients of the AoC Gold Awards will have: ŒŒ Attended College for a significant period (e.g. for a year or until the completion of a qualification) ŒŒ Acknowledged that they gained benefit from their time at College (e.g. by gaining the confidence and competence to pursue an occupation) ŒŒ Received public recognition and acclaim, or made a major contribution in their field ŒŒ Continued to engage with the College and support current students AoC Gold Awards for Further Education Alumni 2014 2013 Winners Greg Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, South Devon College, with current student Luke Waldron Lord Willis and all Award Winners Lord Willis and Hannah Cockroft MBE, Double gold medallist for wheelchair sprinting at London 2012, Calderdale College Adam Grey, Executive Chef, Skylon Restaurant, Northampton College, with current student Viktorija Bernataviciute Paul Barron, Business Consultant, Lincoln College, with current student Chris Barnes Maggie Alphonsi, England Rugby player, Hereford Regional College, with currnet student Holly Woodward Sarah Longthorn, founder of WedgeWelly, Hull College, with current student Anna Lue Fook Lord Willis and Professor Chris Day, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Liver Medicine at Newcastle University, Tyne Metropolitan College “To now have myself and my College recognised for the hard work put in back in 2010/2011 is fantastic, it wasn’t easy for me or my teachers when I was studying on the other side of the world, but we made it work and I couldn’t have won my double gold in London 2012 without their support. ” Hannah Cockroft MBE Double gold medallist for wheelchair sprinting at London 2012 Calderdale College “I am absolutely delighted to win this award. I hope my achievements in academic medicine inspire current students in FE Colleges around the country to set their sights as high as possible in the knowledge that anything is possible with a bit of talent and lots of effort and dedication.” Professor Chris Day Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Liver Medicine at Newcastle University Tyne Metropolitan College “It makes me extremely proud to be recognised in this way and I’m delighted that I have been able to maintain my relationship with South Devon College for many years. Education is an important cornerstone for any career and I was fortunate to receive a great grounding in skills during my time at South Devon all those years ago. I hope those that taught me will take their own pride in my success and look forward to continuing to work with South Devon as we take forward our new University Technical College and hopefully equip the next generation of leaders in construction with the skills they need.” Greg Fitzgerald Chief Executive, Galliford Try South Devon College
  2. 2. The winners and the nominating Colleges will be invited to attend the presentation ceremony of the AoC Gold Awards at a reception at the House of Commons which will take place on Wednesday 11 June 2014. Please mention this date to your nominee so they can set it aside in their diary. In 2013, we introduced a Roll of Honour which aims to acknowledge the wealth and calibre of the nominations we receive each year and lists all of those nominees who meet the criteria but were not selected as winners on this occasion. Nominations for the 2014 AoC Gold Awards are welcomed at any time up until Wednesday 18 December 2013. Aberdeen College Emma Brumpton Global adventurer and film-maker (2010) Stewart Milne CBE Chairman and Chief Executive of the Stewart Milne Group (2011) Alton College Vicky Broadribb MBE Paralympian (2001) Russel Howard Comedian (2013) Barking & Dagenham College Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE Actress, director and producer (2004) Idris Elba Actor (2012) Barnsley College Kate Rusby Folk singer (2006) Matt Helders Member of the “Arctic Monkeys” (2007) Alex Turner Member of the “Arctic Monkeys” (2007) Barton Peveril College Colin Firth CBE Actor (2010) Bolton College Paul Heathcote MBE Restaurateur (1996) Amir Khan Professional boxer (2012) Bradford College Balbir Panesar President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce (2009) Brockenhurst College Kate Royal Opera singer (2009) Burnley College Sir Kevin Smith CBE Chief Executive of GKN plc (2012) Calderdale College Hannah Cockroft MBE Paralympic Gold Medalist - wheelchair sprinting (2013) Capel Manor College Kim Wilde Award-winning gardener (2006) Carshalton College Richard Blackwood Television personality (2002) Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Sarah Storey OBE Paralympian (2010) City and Islington College David Oyelowo Actor (2003) City College Brighton and Hove Deborah Meaden Businesswoman and star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den (2010) City College Coventry David Moorcroft MBE OBE Former Chief Executive, UK Athletics (2002) City College Norwich Stephen Fry Actor, author, comedian, director (2004) City Lit (Formerly City Literary Institute) Steven Berkoff Playwright, actor & director (2001) City of Bath College Peter France Chief Executive of Rotork plc (2012) City of Wolverhampton College Gurbux Singh Former Chair of the CRE (2002) City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College Kate Barker CBE Former External Member of Monetary Policy Committee (2004) Joanne Clowes Former Producer: Microsoft Game Studios, USA (2007) Colchester Institute (Formerly Braintree College) Giles Long MBE Paralympian (2005) Coleg Cambria (Formerly Deeside College) Brian Fleet CBE Former Senior Vice President of Airbus UK (2003) Coleg Glan Hafren Shelim Hussain MBE Chairman & Managing Director of Euro Foods Ltd (2005) Coleg Morgannwg Marco Marenghi Lead animator (Walking with Dinosaurs) (2000) The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (Formerly College of North East London) Audley Harrison MBE Gold medalist for heavyweight boxing (2001) Craven College Justine Whitaker Director of Northern Lymphology (2008) Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College Trevor Baylis OBE Inventor and entrepreneur (2012) Edinburgh’s Telford College James Thomson OBE Restaurateur (2009) Exeter College Michael Caines MBE Chef patron/entrepreneur (2007) Spencer Dale Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Bank of England (2010) Grimsby Institute (Formerly Grimsby Art School) John Hurt CBE Actor (2011) Hackney Community College Jeff Danchie Professional basketball player (2009) Leroy Logan MBE Superintendent and member of the Olympic Policing Coordination Team (2010) Henley College Coventry Marlon Devonish MBE 4 x 100m Gold medalist, record holder of 200m (2006) Previous winners
  3. 3. Hereward College Sir Bert Massie CBE Former Chair, Disability Rights Commission (2003) Baroness Campbell DBE Commission for Equality and Human Rights (2008) Hertford Regional College Maggie Alphonsi England rugby player (2013) Hopwood Hall College Lorna Fitzsimons Former MP (2002) Hull College Sarah Longthorn Founder of WedgeWelly (2013) Kirklees College (Formerly Dewsbury College) Baroness Boothroyd Former Speaker of the House of Commons (1996) Baroness Lockwood Former Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords (2000) Simon Needham Founder and Creative Director of ATTIK Communications (2010) James Sommerville Founder and former Creative Director of ATTIK Communications (2010) Baroness Warsi Former Chair Person of the Conservative Party (2011) Leeds City College (Formerly Park Lane College) Kay Mellor OBE Playwright and actress (2000) Leeds College of Building Mario Martin UK Plumber of Year 2005, Tradesperson of Year 2005 (2006) Andrew Iveson Managing Director, SIAS Building Services Ltd (2008) Leicester College Gok Wan Channel 4 Presenter and fashion guru (2008) Lincoln College Paul Barron Business consultant (2013) Liverpool Community College Willy Russell Playwright (1996) London College of Fashion (Formerly Cordwainers College) Jimmy Choo OBE Footwear designer and manufacturer (2000) Luton Sixth Form College Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys Royal Soc. Wolfson Research Professor, Genetics (2008) Myerscough College Christine Walkden Horticulturalist, plantswoman, TV presenter (2009) Paul Burgess Head groundsman of Real Madrid Football Club (2011) National Star College Katy Etherington Graphic designer and founder of PA Pool (2012) New College Nottingham Robert Lindsay Actor (2005) Northampton College Adam Gray Executive Chef, Skylon Restaurant (2013) Oldham College Sarah Lancashire Actor (2001) Paul Walsh Chief Executive of Diageo plc (2007) Preston College Nick Park CBE Animator (2005) Richard Huish College Andy Robinson OBE Former Senior Assistant Coach to England Rugby Team (2004) Rotherham College of Arts and Technology Sean Bean Actor (2006) Salford City College (Formerly Eccles College) Hazel Blears MP Former Labour Party Chair Person (2007) Sandwell College (Formerly Rycotewood College) Kojo Afful Relief worker (1996) Sheffield College (Formerly Norton College) Richard McCourt TV and radio presenter (2008) Shipley College Alan Titchmarsh MBE DL Gardener, TV presenter and novelist (2002) The Sixth Form College Solihull Justin King CBE Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s (2012) South Devon College Greg Fitzgerald Chief Executive of Galliford Try plc (2013) South Essex College (Formerly Thurrock and Basildon College) Wale Adeyemi MBE Fashion designer (2004) South West College (Formerly Fermanagh College) Neven Maguire Chef and TV presenter (2002) Southgate College Ozwald Boateng OBE Bespoke couturier (2009) Stockton Riverside College (formerly Stockton and Billingham College) Richard Griffiths OBE Actor (2000) Swansea College Henri Oguike Professional dancer/ choreographer (2007) Thanet College Gary Rhodes OBE Celebrity chef (2000) Thomas Rotherham College Justine Greening MP Former Secretary of State for Transport (2012) Varndean College Natasha Kaplinsky TV presenter (2003) Thurrock and Basildon College Wale Adeyemi Fashion Designer (2004) Tyne Metropolitan College Professor Chris Day Pro-vice Chancellor and Professor of Liver Medicine at Newcastle University (2013) Wakefield College Faye Banks Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2004 (2005) Adeem Younis Entrepreneur and creator of singlemuslim.com (2011) Westminster Kingsway College Jamie Oliver MBE Celebrity chef (2003) Wirral Metropolitan College Christian Furr Artist (2004) Worcester College of Technology Kate Jones Former Fund Manager, Barclays Global Investors (2006) Xavarian College Andrea Ashworth Author and academic (2003)
  4. 4. © Association of Colleges 2013 2 - 5 Stedham Place London WC1A 1HU Web: www.aoc.co.uk/gold Tel: 020 7034 9900 Email: enquiries@aoc.co.uk @AoCTrust Further details More details of the Awards are available on our website: www.aoc.co.uk/gold. You will find details of how to apply, this year’s mini me campaign, videos of previous winners’ acceptance speeches, a hall of fame, roll of honour and a biography of the Award designer. Sponsorship of the Awards Full and part sponsorship packages are available - the 2013 Awards reached almost 3.5 million people via the AoC’s online, press and radio campaigns. For further information on the Awards or sponsorship packages please contact: Alice Thiagaraj AoC Charitable Trust Director Alice_Thaigaraj@aoc.co.uk 020 7034 9977 www.aoc.co.uk/sponsorship