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Our Annual Gem Awards ceremony took place last Thursday at The Grand Hotel, Seaburn. We where joined by over 150 guests including staff, learners, employers and local North East businesses to celebrate our learners achievements and to also pay tribute to our partners and employers.

The event was sponsored by Sun FM, and was hosted by 1/2 of breakfast duo, Lauren McGleish. Our music was provided by a fantastic North East band, Sons of Eden, which proved a big hit throughout the night.

“We hope all of our guests enjoyed the evening. Springboard’s Business Development team are extremely proud to pay tribute to our learners, employers, staff and supporting partners by organising the Annual Gem Awards.”
– Amy Goodall, Marketing Officer

All photographs from the evening can be found here.

Congratulations to all of our winners and runner ups from the evening;

Employer Placement Supervisor of the Year

Runner Up: Claire Riley – St Marys RC Nursery

Winner: Nicky Robson – Houghton Community Nursery

Employer Nominated Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Kelley Hutchinson

Winner: Chris Hardisty

Supporting Partner of the Year

Runner Up: SAFC

Winner: Changing Lives

Volunteer of the Year

Runner Up: The Volunteers of Hetton Lyons Country Park

Winner: Allison Blacklock – Springboard Retail

Staff Individual Who’s Gone The Extra Mile

Runner Up: Hayley Jones

Winner: Lindsey Addison

Springboard Futures Excelling in the Workplace

Winner: Reece Prime

Springboard Futures Outstanding Personal Development

Winner: Joel Swan

Springboard Futures Best Placement Provider

Winner: St Benedicts

Adult Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Carol Wilson

Winner: Chelsea Byers

Apprentice Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Joe Laundon

Winner: Melissa Moore

Study Programme Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Syeda Bibi

Winner: Amelia Aslett

Maths and English Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Deborah Surtees

Winner: Victoria Marshall

Overall Learner of the Year

Runner Up: Hannah Milne

Winner: Bethany Fletcher