Yorkshire Coast College celebrated the outstanding achievements and dedication shown by academic and business support staff at the annual Star Awards celebration.
Fifteen members of staff were presented with their trophies in front of friends, colleagues and local dignitaries including the Mayor of Scarborough Borough Council, Councillor Pat Marsburg and her Mayoress Hillary Groves.
Held at the Colleges successful training restaurant Fledglings, the celebration was hosted by Sian Harrison, Director of School for the service industries. Guests enjoyed a three-course meal prepared, cooked and served by Catering and Hospitality staff and learners including Welsh Rarebit beignets with Tomato Ragu, Roast Loin of Pork with Crispy Crackling, Prune and Apricot filling, served with Apple Sauce and Cider Jus and a magnificent Trio of Fledglings Deserts.
Guests also had the pleasure of listening to a performance from 18-year-old singer-songwriter and Yorkshire Coast College music learner, Maisie Atkinson who performed a number of personalized covers.
The awards were presented to members of Yorkshire Coast College staff that had excelled over the past year. YCC Principal, Clare Wareing, said: “Thank you to all staff who took the time to nominate colleagues, it is really important that we acknowledge and celebrate the many great successes at YCC and the Star Award winners deserved this gesture of thanks and recognition.”
Star Awards were presented to the following:
Award for Response to Learners’ Needs Functional Skills Team
Award for Our Learners & Customers Come First Ian Rollinson
Award for Excellence in Leadership Jo Ainsworth
Award for Working Together with Mutual Respect Apprenticeship Team
Award for the Unsung Heroes Gemma Charters
Skills for Life Award Karen Maw
Award for Workforce Development Neal Wardle
Award for Innovation Dave Marshall
Excellence in Learning Support Learning Support Practitioners
Excellence in a Support Role Harriet Daniel
Excellence as a Teacher, Training and Learning Practitioner Andy Black
Award for Response to Staff Needs Matt Smith
Award for Striving for Excellence Richard Parsons
Award for Engaging Employers Lynda Rowley
Lifetime Achievement Award Debbie Hilton