Inspire Awards 2017/18

Published 4th March 2018

Nominations are open!

Celebrating the best of learning, creativity, innovation, service and excellence from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Peter Gaw - Inspire CEO

Have you been inspired by a colleague, learner or volunteer?

Perhaps you've received great service from a member of Inspire staff or amazed by the creativity of a team or project?

Following the success of our first awards in 2017, this year's awards are bigger and better with 11 categories plus the new Volunteer of the Year award.

We'd love to hear from staff, partners, schools, learners, volunteers and customers with their nominations for outstanding achievements or fantastic service. Don't worry if you're not sure which category to submit your entry under - just let us know who deserves an award and what a difference they have made.


  • Adult Learner of the Year
  • Creativity & Innovation Award - open to staff members, individuals and teams
  • Customer Service Excellence Award - open to staff members, individuals and team
  • Innovative Partnership Award - open to schools, organisations, groups, providers or other services
  • Inspired to Create Award - recognising the creation of new work supported by Inspire in the form of music, dance, writing, art, technology or heritage
  • Mentor of the Year - open to both young people and adults
  • New Starter of the Year - open to Inspire staff
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Person Greatest Learning Journey
  • Not sure - please select if you would like us to select the best category

Creativity, innovation and excellence are at the heart of Inspire so don't miss this opportunity to let us know who has inspired you this year.

Nominations will be reviewed by an Inspire Awards Panel and the results will be announced on Friday 11 May 2018.

The invitation only awards evening will be hosted by Beeston Library on Thursday 21 June 2018 and compered by the BBC's Geeta Pendse.

Winners and runners up from the 2016/17 Inspire Awards evening.

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