Client news: Burton Albion’s Fleur Robinson Presents National Education Accolade at the Annual BTEC Awards
FCM is proud to be supporting Burton Albion’s Commercial Director, Fleur Robinson, who was delighted to attend the annual BTEC Awards in London to present Alison Healey with the BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year award in recognition of her achievement in their subject.
Spanning 24 categories, the eighth annual BTEC Awards were hosted by financial journalist and TV Presenter Steph McGovern, and showcased the fantastic contributions made by students and young people studying for BTECs.
The ceremony was attended by the winners, their families and teachers as well as leading stakeholders from the education and business worlds. An expert panel of 52 judges carefully considered each nominee before deciding upon a winner.
Pearson has been the guardian of BTECs for over 30 years and during this time the qualifications have facilitated the training of work-ready candidates with the knowledge and practical skills that employers need. These hands-on vocational qualifications continue to be respected as a valuable route straight into employment, and into employment via university.
Fleur Robinson, who is an Ambassador for BTEC said: “I was delighted to be part of the event and honoured to present the award to Alison who was a worthy winner of the hospitality, travel and tourism category.
“There were many outstanding stories about young people who are very passionate about their studies and enjoying learning by doing, developing valuable employability skills to use during their career or in further education.”
Award winner Alison Healey said: “I know there are many young people who do their best and deserve to receive this award, so I’m very grateful to have been chosen, it was an exciting surprise. I appreciate all the guidance, support and inspirational teaching from my tutors, family and friends which has helped me to be the happy person I am. Winning this incredibly prestigious award gives me confidence, and opportunities to be successful in the future. Thank you!”
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson in the UK, said: “I want to offer my congratulations to Alison for winning this award. The judges were hugely impressed by the quality of nominations this year and this is a fantastic achievement.
“The BTEC Awards are one of my favourite events of the year. They are a wonderful celebration, not just of the outstanding winners themselves, but of the value of the BTEC qualification to employers and universities around the world.”
1. L-R: BTEC Awards host TV presenter Steph McGovern with Alison Healey, winner of the BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year, presented by Fleur Robinson, Commercial Director of Burton Albion
2. Fleur Robinson, Commercial Director Burton Albion, presenting at the Annual BTEC Awards 2018