FE First Awards 2017 – celebrating the best in college marketing

The awards are now closed for entry, and will be announced at the 30th Annual Conference of the College Marketing Network on Monday 27th November at the Hilton Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon. Book now for the conference and awards here.

The FE First Awards 2017 will be presented by Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE. Until 2015 Lynne was Executive Director of the 157 Group of FE Colleges and advised Whitehall on policy, funding and practice implementation for FE colleges. She is now freelance and coaches/develops CEOs and senior leaders from education, health, sport, the civil service as well as the humanitarian, media and charity sectors.

Lynne was CEO of the national Centre for Excellence in FE Leadership from 2004 to 2008.  Previous roles include Principal of Guildford College, Vice Principal of Croydon College and Head of Croydon Business School.

She was one of the first appointed marketeers in FE at Croydon and Hackney colleges from 1984 and strongly supported college marketeers in all her senior leadership roles.

Lynne has a Prof Doc and an MSc in Change.  She was awarded the CBE in 2004 for services to FE and was named one of the Debretts 500 most influential people in the UK in 2015. In 2016 she was named one of the 100 UK Women of Spirit.

Lynne is an experienced board member and has held 26 non-executive posts, chaired numerous national and Ministerial committees and has presented in over 15 countries on vocational skills and leadership.

She has published articles and books on marketing, leadership, emotional intelligence, and spirituality in the workplace. Lynne has three daughters, 2 grand-daughters and is a published poet.