Some of the best students and tutors in further education (FE) were recognised by City & Guilds at the Lion Awards 2012 ceremony in London last week.

The glamorous red-carpet event, which included a formal dinner at the Camden Roundhouse, was the culmination of the annual City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Alex Jones, TV personality and star of The One Show and Strictly Come Dancing, and also included an after show party.

The Lion Awards 2012 ceremony also included an announcement for the WorldSkills UK Skills Show and an aerial artist performance in the Gallery Bar.

The award winners included Helen Yates, who was crowned tutor of the year for her work at Sussex Downs College and Adam Waldron, apprentice of the year for his experiences with Airbus.

Other winners included Nicholas Rose, recognised as FE sector learner of the year and outstanding achiever of the year, as well as Patrick Nash, lifelong learner of the year.

McDonald’s was also recognised as the City & Guilds for business employer of the year, and North Lancashire Training Group received the recognition of centre excellence award.

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