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Congratulations Roberta Austin, MBE!

Published on 16/06/2014 by news_admin

The College is delighted to share the news that Roberta Austin, Centre Manager for Build Up in the School of Construction, was awarded an MBE for Services to Vocational Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

During her time with Blackpool and The Fylde College, Roberta has overseen more than 3,500 local people into employment in the construction industry and is the first point of contact for a number of employers and contractors when they require staff.

Commenting on her award, Roberta said:

“It gives me great pleasure to accept this honour. I am humbled that the work that I am so fervently passionate and committed to has been recognised.

“I accept this honour not only for myself, but on behalf of my team at Build Up, my colleagues at Blackpool and The Fylde College and the Contractors and Agencies who have supported me throughout. My thanks goes to you for making Build Up a great success for our learners and the residents of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.”

The College congratulates Roberta on this well-deserved award.