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Queen's new years honors list 2022 - Further Education and Skills

This year 12 individuals have been recognised from the Further Education and Skills sector in the Queen's New Years honors list. 

With one CBE, six OBEs, four MBEs and one BEM but no Knighthoods or Dames this year.


Receiving the CBE is Malcolm Press the vice chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University who also sits on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s board, has been made a CBE for his services to higher and technical education.


Receiving OBEs are:

Brenda McLeish - Chief Executive of the Learning Curve Group and board member on the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP).

Sharon Blyfield - Head of Early Careers and Apprenticeships at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, with a focus on improving equality, diversity, and inclusion and also a AELP board member.

Elizabeth Barrett - The Principal of Academy Transformation Trust for Further Education

Stuart Edwards - Chair of Morley College London

Timothy Jackson - The principal of Sparsholt College and Andover College who is also an adviser to the FE Commissioner

Erika Stoddart - Chair of the TEC Partnership


Receiving MBEs are:

Jennifer Taylor - Leader of Early Professionals programmes at IBM UK and who also chairs the trailblazer group for the popular digital and technology solutions level 6 degree apprenticeship standard.

Ian Green - Section Manager at Nissan Training’s Global Training Centre and Nissan Skills Foundation

Margaret Harlock - Chair of St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol

Sandra Prail - A Governor at Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College.


Receiving the BEM is Emma Beauchamp, chair of the North East Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.


Thank you for all your hard work in making sure information advice and guidance is delivered successfully and seamlessly within your organisations. You should be extremely prod of this achievements!

We look forward to #makeIAGbetter in 2022!

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