Telford College shortlisted for five awards

Telford College has been shortlisted for five awards in recognition of the work carried out to promote and present its vision for a newly-merged organisation.

Telford College has been shortlisted for five awards in recognition of the work carried out to promote and present its vision for a newly-merged organisation.

Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College
Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has shortlisted the college in multiple categories for its annual PRide awards.

It is in the running for best use of design, best education campaign, best public sector campaign, best event, and outstanding young communicator.

The nominations are in recognition of the marketing and public relations strategy which launched the college’s innovative 7th Form, its new logo, and a ‘Define Your Future’ campaign to connect with new and prospective students.

The winners of the 2018 PRide awards will be announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on October 26.

Telford College created its new brand identity as a result of the merger between TCAT and New College Telford in August last year.

It followed a detailed consultation which took in feedback from thousands of people, including current and potential students, plus parents, businesses, staff and governors.

Graham Guest, principal and chief executive, said: “This college belongs to the Telford and the wider community, and we wanted people to shape its new identity and what the college should represent.

“We also had to consider the existing two colleges, and what sort of new and vibrant brand they felt would best reflect our exciting plans for the future.

“The overwhelming feeling about our chosen design was that it was modern, powerful, simple, and reflected our confident, professional and dynamic organisation.”

“Our rebrand has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students, partners and local employers, and our unique new 7th Form, and ‘Define Your Future’ promotional campaign have proved to be real talking points.”

The new 7th Form, which will be launched in September, offers enhanced A level courses with direct links not just to universities, but crucially industry mentors from local companies.

Mr Guest added: “It means students can hear first-hand from the people who have been there and done it, about what person they need to be and the skills they need to make it in their chosen career.

“The knowledge that leading businesses are working with us to shape our students is, we believe, priceless in giving people the best possible start.”

The CIPR says its PRide Awards recognise outstanding work delivered for clients and employers, with winners marked out as ‘industry leaders’.

The college celebrated another fine set of A Level results last week, with an overall 94% pass rate, 100% success in many areas, and top grade passes in several subjects which beat the national average.




Date: 20 August 2018 | Source: ShropshireLive

More Telford News

 Children In Need: Shropshire joins in the fundraising fun

Eating rabbit food and raw eggs, baking cakes and collecting funds for a g..

 Blaze wrecks car in Telford street

Police in Telford are appealing for information after a car was wrecked in..

 Telford lighting up for Christmas

Telford's main Christmas lights switch-on was taking place today.

 Call for more Shropshire volunteers to transport patients

A father and son from Telford are calling for now volunteers to join them ..

 Police investigate car fire in Donnington

An investigation is taking place into the cause of a car fire in Telford la..

 Successful Telford 50 events to return in 2019

Three major events that attracted tens of thousands of people as part of Te..
View More

More UK News

LS Lowry's Street Scene, Factory Gates sells for £50k

Street Scene, Factory Gates shows a busy street with looming mills in the background

Steam engine hits car at Sheringham level crossing

The "train emerged the victor" in the smash which left a silver Mercedes badly damaged, police say

Former Showaddywaddy bassist Al James dies aged 72

Al James was with the group from its inception in 1973 until he retired more than 30 years later

Cardiff boy, 7, finally walks after losing both legs aged 3

Aged three, Romeo Hadley suffered purpura fulminans, which led to both his legs being amputated

On the border beat in County Armagh

Armoured cars are still a reality for Northern Ireland's border police officers
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

28 Nov 2018

Wednesday 28 November 8pm

Doors open 7.15pm

Show running time (approx): 45 minutes - 20 minutes interval - 45 minutes


Tickets £16.50

14+ (Parental Guidance). Likely to be swearing and adult content.

View Details

01 Dec 2018

9:30am - 12pm


Adult - £8.50

Child - £11.95

Family - £39

View Details

01 Dec 2018

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to allow time to be seated.


Child - £14.95

Adult's - £9.95

Family Ticket - £45

View Details
View More