Employees from Barnsley College, Barnsley Sixth Form College and University Campus Barnsley have been commended for their inspirational work, commitment and dedication at our annual Staff Star Awards ceremony.

Nominations for the awards opened earlier this year where staff and students were invited to nominate staff in four categories: Student Impact, Outstanding Colleague, Unsung Hero and Team of the Year. Nominations were shortlisted and the judging panel, led by our Principal Chris Webb, picked a winner and a highly commended runner up in each category.

A presentation ceremony was held in The Open Kitchen restaurant where Chris Webb and Vice Chair of Governors Nick Bowen presented staff with their awards.

In addition to the Staff Star Awards a further two staff members, Julie Allemby and Fiona Bingham, were presented with Long Service Awards in recognition of 30 years’ service at Barnsley College.

“It was lovely reading through the nominations and the awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the achievements and all the inspirational work of our staff.”

Chris Webb said: “It was lovely reading through the nominations and the awards are a fantastic way to celebrate the achievements and all the inspirational work of our staff who go above and beyond their usual duties. The judging panel found it very difficult choosing the winners and runners up due to the strength of the nominations so everyone who was nominated should be very proud indeed.”

Marketing and Engagement Officer Angela Fisher was awarded the Unsung Hero Award for her work co-ordinating the Raising Aspirations project with secondary schools in Barnsley and voluntary work with St. John’s Ambulance. She said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive the Unsung Hero Award. To be nominated by my colleagues is very humbling and it is lovely to be recognised for the dedication I show to the projects I run within college as well as the volunteering I undertake outside of work. Barnsley College is a great place to work and I am lucky to work with a great team of people who are all worthy of awards in their own right.”

Last updated: 6th July 2017

Originally posted on: 6th July 2017

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