NCEE and EEUK are proud to announce the winners of the National Enterprise Educator Awards, celebrating the UK’s top enterprise educators. The awards ceremony, hosted at Newcastle’s Civic Centre, brought together educators showcasing their excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship education as part of the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) gala dinner on the 4th September.
Before the awards ceremony got underway Sheila Quairney, Chair of EEUK, said “I’ve been judging the awards for the past 3 years and each year am delighted by the range and quality of the award nominations. This year is no exception, and I look forward to giving our champions and educators the public recognition that their work in this field deserves.”
The first award of the evening, the HE Enterprise Educators award, sponsored by The Higher Education Academy, went to Alison Riley, Anna Nibbs, Christina Elliott and Maria Barluenga for The University of Sheffield Enterprise Academy at The University of Sheffield. The USE Academy team works to empower teachers at The University of Sheffield to become enterprise educators, through continued professional development opportunities and tailored support.
Steve Griffin, Tanya Ovenden Hope and The ICE House Team were awarded the FE Enterprise Educators award for The ICE House Project at Cornwall College & Plymouth University. The ICE House Project put Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise (ICE) at the core of Initial Teacher Education, with the aim of developing student teachers’ understanding and the use of ICE for teaching to enhance learning. The award was sponsored by Amersham and Wycombe College.
The next award to be presented was the HE Enterprise Champions award which was sponsored by Sim Venture. Claire Blanchard, Helen Lowe, Kirsty Badrock and Rebecca Wilcock of The University of Chester were crowned the winners for their project Mission Moscow. The aim of Mission Moscow was to help nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of students to demonstrate that entrepreneurialism is open to everyone.
The final award of the evening was the FE Enterprise Champions award which was sponsored by Cobweb. The award went to Ruth Rowe of Bridgend College for her project Enriching the Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Culture. The project offers a wide variety of fully inclusive activities, workshops and challenges to inspire young people to be the best that they can be.
NCEE was particularly delighted to see “IEEP Fellows” Ruth Rowe and Sue Poole, as well as current “IEEP” cohort member Penny Mathews on the shortlist. “We know our IEEP colleagues are all working hard to create change, but it is terrific to see that through these important awards, their institutional work recognised at the national level, and by their peers, as well as by the EEUK and NCEE judges” said Alison Price, Director of Educator Development, NCEE.
We would like to congratulate all of the winners and say a big thank you to everyone that applied for this year’s awards.
For full details regarding this year’s awards please visit www.neea.org.uk
A full list of this year’s winners can be found below.
Full list of 2014 NEEA Winners
HE Enterprise Educators
The University of Sheffield Enterprise Academy
Alison Riley, Anna Nibbs, Christina Elliott & Maria Barluenga – The University of Sheffield
FE Enterprise Educators
The “ICE” House Project
Steve Griffin, Tanya Ovenden-Hope & the ICE House Team – Cornwall College & Plymouth University
HE Enterprise Champions
Claire Blanchard, Helen Lowe, Kirsty Badrock & Rebecca Wilcock – The University of Chester
FE Enterprise Champions
Enriching the Enterprising and Entrepreneurial Culture
Ruth Rowe – Bridgend College