News Jul 5, 2024

Over 900 IEG Staff Attend Annual Staff Conference Hosted at Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough

Inspire Education Group (IEG), which includes Peterborough College, Stamford College, and University Centre Peterborough, wrapped up its big Annual Staff Conference and Awards Ceremony at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough.

The event brought together over 900 staff members from across the Group, making it a great opportunity for collaboration, celebration, and professional growth.

Rachel Nicholls, CEO of Inspire Education Group, described the conference as a pivotal opportunity to reflect on achievements and chart the course for future growth. "This conference provided a dynamic platform to address the evolving needs of our diverse student body and equip our team with the insights necessary to navigate an ever-changing educational landscape," she remarked.

The conference featured a robust lineup of speakers to foster a culture of innovation and excellence within IEG. Keynote speaker Dr Paul Redmond, a renowned expert in generations X, Y, Z, and the graduate labour market delivered an insightful presentation on building and motivating multi-generational teams in today's workplace.

Suzie Lavington from Art of Brilliance captivated attendees with strategies to enhance self-esteem and confidence, encouraging them to embrace new challenges. Tammy Banks shared her inspiring personal journey, highlighting the profound impact of kindness and values-driven leadership.

David Pennell, Chair of the Corporation, concluded the conference with an empowering closing speech, stressing the importance of leadership and teamwork in driving IEG's continued success.

"This conference not only celebrates our achievements but reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional educational experiences," said Rachel Nicholls. "We leave energised and inspired, ready to empower our students and communities for future success."

A highlight of the event was the IEG Staff Excellence Awards, recognising outstanding contributions across categories such as teaching, student support, business support, digital innovation, and community engagement.

The winners of the IEG Staff Excellence Awards were:

Lecturer of the Year Award

Winner: Anton Maycock

Student Support Staff Member of the Year Award

Winner: Jane Horsfall

Business Support Staff Member of the Year Award

Winner: Carol Quigley

Outstanding Contribution by a Member of Staff in Their First Year

Winner: Alex Johnstone

Digital Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Award

Winner: Tracey Unwin

Excellence in Customer Service Award

Winner: Jemma Leggetter

Positive Contribution to Our Local Community Award

Winner: Charlotte Akester

The Award for Impact Through Partnership

Winner: Ewan Morton

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Roy Barrick

Inspiring Leadership Award

Winner: Claire Darlow

IEG Team of the Year Award: The Marketing Team

The Marketing team pose for a selfie with their Team of the Year trophy. (Photo: Peter Oliver Photography)

The Annual Staff Conference was more than just an event; it was a chance for everyone to come together, share ideas, and celebrate the hard work and dedication that make IEG exceptional. With renewed energy and inspiration, staff members are ready to continue delivering outstanding educational experiences and empowering students to succeed. Here’s to another year of growth, innovation, and excellence at Inspire Education Group.

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