B&FC Deputy Principal receives OBE

Published: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Catherine Hill, the Deputy Principal of Blackpool and The Fylde College, has received her OBE recognising an unwavering commitment to further education.

Named in the New Year’s Honours list for services to education, she travelled to Buckingham Palace for the ceremony where she was presented with her medal by The Prince of Wales.

For 30 years Catherine has dedicated herself to the further education sector, demonstrating her passion for helping students succeed, progress to employment and become productive members of the community.

Since joining Blackpool and The Fylde College in 2005, she has been instrumental in securing a number of key successes and achievements for the organisation, including most recently a Queen’s Anniversary Prize Award for Higher and Further Education. 

Speaking after the ceremony, Catherine said:

“Being presented with an OBE was a proud moment and I am delighted to have been able to share it with family.

“It is humbling that the work I am so fervently passionate about and committed to has been recognised and it is a testament to the calibre of the teams I have been lucky enough to work with across the years.”

Bev Robinson, Principal and CEO of Blackpool and The Fylde College, paid tribute to Catherine’s success, saying:

"I am absolutely delighted that her unfailing commitment to education has been recognised in this way. Blackpool and The Fylde College is privileged to have such a dedicated and talented member of the leadership team.”

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