New business awards names college as main sponsor

29th Jan

The new Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA) has announced Wilberforce Sixth Form College as their main event sponsor.

The college has recently joined Bondholders and is looking to become even more engaged with the local business community.

Wilberforce Sixth Form College, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, aims to be an outstanding college. Not only does it take time to value individuals and promote self-esteem; it works with students and the community to raise aspirations and enable all learners to fulfil their potential. The staff pride themselves on encouraging innovation, creativity and enjoyment through education.

It’s these core values at the heart of Wilberforce that are truly reflected in the ethos of the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards, enhancing the newly formed partnership and making the college a natural fit for headline sponsors.

Founded by entrepreneur and innovator Jo
Fleming, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards are the first of
its kind in the region, and aim to recognise the hard work, dedication and
talent of local people in all areas of employment.

Jo Fleming said of the sponsorship: “We are proud to have Wilberforce Sixth Form College as our main event sponsor. Their values are a perfect fit, and the college’s pledge to aim for excellence is a real reflection of the awards.”

Colin Peaks, principal of Wilberforce Sixth Form College, said: “We are delighted to be associated with the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards. As a college that is proud to play a positive part in the lives of the local community, the success and welfare of young people in this area has been at the heart of our organisation for over 30 years.

“We provide students with a first-class
education that enables them to be able to go on to excel, achieve and progress
to have worthwhile careers that could one day see them enter awards just like
this in the future.”

Taking place on Friday, July 12, at the DoubleTree Hilton in Hull, the awards are free of charge to enter, with 11 categories for people in all areas of work and levels – from Apprentice of the Year to First Class Service and Inspiring Contribution.

The evening will be compered by the Apprentice 2008 winner, Lee McQueen, with guests enjoying entertainment from party band the Tzars, and a speech from guest speakers Rob and Paul Forken – entrepreneurs and brothers who were left orphaned by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

Nominations for the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards are now open, and close on Friday, April 26. Tickets cost £70 each, or £650 for a table of 10. For more information or to enter, visit:

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