Find out who won our inaugural Enable Awards presented at our conference by Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, Craig Guilford.

We would like to thank you for all the fantastic nominations that Enable received. The judges have said that in some of the categories it was a tough decision. For each of the 5 categories we shortlisted 3 finalists.
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Apprentice of the year

The finalists were:

  • Mia Cook from Direct Help and Advice
  • Tiegan Hunt from Concept Packaging
  • Ryan Page from Direct Help and Advice

The judges felt the winner embraced their Apprenticeship with real enthusiasm and progressed to a Level 3. What is so impressive is their role in supporting people in to work and dealing with the challenges that can bring. 33 people who have been long term unemployed have been supported by our winner so far.

The winner was: Mia Cook


Community Learner of the year

The finalists were:

  • Sonia Aslam from Asian Women’s Project
  • Anjum Attiq from TOYS
  • Safeena Yousef from TOYS

In this category the judges felt the winner was at the heart of an organisation that supported learning, development for the local community who was also a learner themself. They have put their own learning experiences to good use supporting new learners and the organisation they work in.

The winner was: Sonia Aslam


Provider of the year

The finalists were:

  • Direct Help and Advice
  • Riverside training Spalding
  • TOYS

The winner in this category the judges felt, embraced the aims of Enable. They have been consistent in their outcomes and achievements. They have also been outstanding in their support to their local community in respect to training, employability and individual learner needs.

The winner was: Direct Help and Advice


Outstanding contribution award

In this category nominations were open to both individuals or an organisation as a whole

The finalists are:

  • Lisa Barker from Nottingham Clubs for Young People
  • Karla Cook from Direct help and Advice
  • The Asian Women’s project

The individual or organisation picked by the judges has shown a long term commitment to supporting others from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, including the children who still suffer from the disaster in Chernobyl. They are not afraid to stand up for those who need help.

The Winner is: Lisa Barker from Nottingham Clubs for Young People


The Lifetime achievement award

The finalists were:

  • Cath Bates form Scintilla
  • Maxi Leigh from Support for Survivors
  • Janet Lewis from Base 51

For this award the judges felt that this person’s support has gone above and beyond the expectations of the learners and organisations that they have worked with on many occasions. Their work includes supporting homeless Charities, disadvantaged youngsters, Apprentices and many more.

The winner was: Cath Bates from Scintilla