We have been the authors of successful industry-award bids and delivered presentations for a variety of conferences and talks. Here are a selection of our highlights:


Educate North Awards 2022
Innovation Award – XPLOR/Backstage Academy
Winners – Award Ceremony: 7 April 2022

The Negotiator Awards 2021
Regional: East & West Midlands Agency of the Year – Buckley Brown Estate Agents
Medium Estate Agency of the Year – Buckley Brown Estate Agents
Gold Winner (both categories) – Award Ceremony: November 2021

Educate North Awards 2020
Employer Engagement Award (FE/HE Sector) – Backstage Academy
Student Experience Award (FE/HE Sector) – Backstage Academy
Entrepreneur of the Year Award  – Adrian Brooks / Backstage Academy
Winners (all three categories) – Award Ceremony: April 2021

AoC Beacon Awards 2019/2020
City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers – Bradford College
Finalist – Award Ceremony: April 2020

Northern Digital Awards 2020
Best Digital Marketing Campaign in Public Services – Bradford College
Finalist, January 2020

CIPR Excellence Awards 2019
Leeds City of the Piano Campaign – Leeds International Piano Competition / University of Leeds / LeedsBID
Finalist in Art, Culture or Sport Category, July 2019

Corfu Symposium 2019 / The Institute of Place Management
Leeds International Festival – LeedsBID
Paper selected – delegate to present work at the Corfu International Symposium, May 2019

Educate North Awards 2019
Business/Industry Collaboration (FE/HE Sector) – Backstage Academy
Winner – April 2019

Times Education Supplement (FE) Awards 2019
Professional Services Team of the Year – Bradford College
Finalist – March 2019

Leeds Architecture Awards 2019
Public Realm & Landscape Design – East Street Arts / LeedsBID
Winner – February 2019

International Downtown Association (IDA) Achievement Awards (Texas) 2018
Events & Programming – Leeds International Festival/LeedsBID
Winner – Excellence Award – October 2018

Businesses Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) Awards 2018
Outstanding Partner to BACIL – LeedsBID
Finalist – October 2018

Association of Town & City Management Excellence Awards 2018
Best Digital High Street Scheme – LeedsBoost/LeedsBID
Highly Commended – July 2018 

National Planning Awards 2018
Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking – LeedsBID/East Street Arts
Winner –  June 2018 

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards 2018
Innovation in Not-For-Profit / Public Sector Category – Bradford College
Finalist – April 2018 

PRWeek ‘Decade of Achievement’
Best Internal Communications Digital / Social Campaign of the Decade Award (2014) Winner

Queen’s Anniversary Prizes Submission
Leeds City College entry (2013)

CIPR Inside Awards
‘Best Intranet’ category of Internal Communications Awards (2013)

UK Events Awards
‘Best Educational Event’ and ‘Best In-House Event’ joint submission bid (2012)

Heist Awards
Best Integrated Campaign & Team Award submissions (2012)
Silver Award
‘Best Integrated Campaign’ and ‘Marketing Team’ awards (2009)
Double Gold Awards

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards
‘Public Sector – Education’ category (2012)


I have delivered presentations at the following:

  • Bradford College Staff Development Day (2018)
    Copywriting for Marketing Training
  • Leeds City College (2018)
    Marketing mentor session for Apprenticeship cohort 
  • Association of Colleges Digital Marketing & Engagement Conference, London (2012)
    Innovative staff blog launch
  • Association of Colleges Annual Communications Conference, London (2010)
    Best practice launch of a brand at a merged institution
  • BBC Radio Leeds (2009)
    Leeds College Merger Exhibition interview panel