Cinematic successes, outstanding Olympians and a taste for being the best - these were just some of the achievements celebrated by Bedford College at its Achievements Ceremony.
As well as marking the highlights of 2012, the event also featured a film premier that recognised the college’s 20 years of independence.
And college chief executive Ian Pryce was quick to share the congratulations.
He said: “Bedford College success in 2012 started with us winning the first-ever Further Education Award For Leadership.
“That national award was followed with the college winning the International Diamond Prize For Customer Service from the European Society for Quality Research at a ceremony in Rome.
“Our subsidiary company The Mansion House won the Bedford Business Award for best new company. And we had three gold medal performances in an Olympic year!”
Individual achievements recognised at he event included the ‘Outstanding Student Of The Year’ gong which went to media production student Robert Collins, while the runners-up were Michal Dembinski and Carlie Emmerton.
Guest speaker Debbie Flood, who is a multiple world champion and double Olympic medallist in rowing, told the students: “You are all exceptionally gifted and talented. Take every opportunity that comes your way and aim high.
“Achieve your potential, stand out from the crowd and be leaders. Be the best you can be.”