The Bedford College Group wins prestigious national award
"The shortlist for College of the Year was very strong," says CEO
The Bedford College Group has won FE College of the Year in the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education awards.
The group - which comprises Bedford College, Shuttleworth College and The Bedford Sixth Form in Bedfordshire, and National College for Motorsport and Tresham College in Northamptonshire - received the award during the online event on Friday night (October 16).
Ian Pryce CBE, principal and CEO, said: “The awards night was a wonderful celebration of the work of our extraordinary sector. I’m still in shock.
“The shortlist for College of the Year was very strong, so to be judged the winner is one of the best moments of my two decades at The Bedford College Group. It has been a very special year for us on so many fronts.
“The congratulations of so many friends and colleagues in the sector is overwhelming. I am so proud of our 1,200 staff and 16,000 students and so privileged to be allowed to be their principal. I never thought an online event could be so emotional.”