Golden Apples Awards

Celebrating Education and Learning.

Golden Apples Awards

Hosted by Grimsby Telegraph & Scunthorpe Telegraph

These awards recognise and celebrate the talent, skills and hard work that goes into teaching and providing education in North & North East Lincolnshire. They also raise the profile of great teaching in our community and reward those whose work deserves to be recognised amongst their peers.

Launched in December 2017 with regular coverage in the Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraphs, nominations will be open for a 6 week period. Finalists will be shortlisted in January by an independently selected judging panel and invited to attend the awards ceremony on Thursday 28th March 2019.

Deadline for Entries: 18 Feb 2019
Shortlist Announced: 7 Mar 2019
Awards Ceremony: 28 Mar 2019


Teaching Assistant of the Year

The winner will be a teaching assistant, member or team of support staff who’s contributions deserve recognition for the positive difference that they make to improve their educational establishment.

Community Award

The judges will be looking for an educational establishment that has created beneficial links and/or partnerships with the community it serves or beyond.

Award for Innovation

This award will go to a school, academy, college or University who can demonstrate innovation in a specific field to help create further opportunities and improve individual or group achievement and potential.

Teacher / Lecturer of the Year

We want to bring recognition to a teacher or lecturer who inspires and engages students to fulfil their potential and makes an exceptional contribution to the life of their school, college or university.

Star Student Award – under 16 [secondary level learning]

Awarded to an individual or group of people who rose to meet an exceptional challenge which affected themselves as individuals or their establishment during the academic year 2016/17.

Star Student Award – 16+ [all levels of education]

This award will go to an individual who has not only achieved academically but also shown model superior character
and citizenship.

Against All Odds Award

Judges will seek an individual or group of people who rose to meet an exceptional challenge which affected themselves as individuals or their establishment during the academic year 2017.

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

An award for the educational establishment (catering for any age group) that can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to both encouraging students to be active on a regular basis with a wide participation in sports and other physical pursuits and achieving success in those activities.

Apprentice of the Year

This award will go to a student who has completed an apprenticeship within the academic year (2016/17) or is working towards an apprenticeship. Judges will be looking for someone who has made outstanding progress in both their practical work and in their studies and who have made an exceptional contribution to their workplace.

Business Support for Schools Award

Judges want to see a local business who display excellent help and support with local schools.

Lifetime Contribution Award

This prestigious award will go to someone who, according to the judges, has had a significant and positive impact on education in North East Lincolnshire over a period of years. Only the winner will be invited to the event.


Active Humber

Active Humber is an organisation that exists to use the influence of sport and physical activity to make a positive impact on people's lives.

We believe that everyone has the right to access a supportive community through sport and physical activity to make a positive change in their lives.

The Active Humber team build strong and effective relationships to create accessible and sustainable opportunities through sport and physical activity. We work on behalf of the communities across the Humber area, driven by a passion to make a difference.

Active Humber is one of 44 County Sports Partnerships in England which are funded to support Sport England's objectives to increase sports participation amongst the population.


By increasing our global presence, staying in the forefront of new titanium technologies, protecting the environment, and giving back to the communities where we work, Cristal strives to be a model corporate citizen and a name synonymous with the benefits of titanium products.

In May 2007, Cristal acquired Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, combining the two companies’ diverse manufacturing platforms to become one unified global producer. The acquisition propelled Cristal to be the world's second largest producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2).

Cristal now directs the operation of eight TiO2 manufacturing plants on five continents, with locations in Ashtabula, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; Salvador, Bahia; Stallingborough, UK; Thann, France; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; Bunbury, Australia; and a mine site in Paraiba, Brazil.

Strengthening the Titanium Value Chain
In 2008, Cristal further expanded its titanium value chain through the acquisitions of Bemax and International Titanium Powder. Now known as Cristal Mining, it is one of Australia’s premier mineral sands companies and is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. Cristal Mining is the largest producer of leucoxene, the sixth largest producer of rutile and the seventh largest producer of zircon globally.

ITP International Titanium Provider (ITP) was formed in 1997, now known as Cristal Metals, it was formed in 1997, now to develop and commercialize Armstrong Process™ patented and proprietary technology to produce high-purity metal and alloy powders with specific emphasis on titanium.

By broadening the titanium product line and extending the company’s reach, Cristal is positioned perfectly to deliver the diversity, R&D, innovation, specialization and support our customers demand.

Fortis Therapy & Training

We are passionate about delivering a good quality, effective & accessible therapeutic service and we have a team of associates who also feel the same way!
We are also the proud winners of the 2015 Business Hive Small Business of the Year Award.

Franklin College

In 2015 Franklin celebrated its 25 anniversary with a range of events throughout the year. Franklin has a long tradition of student’s achieving excellent results and leaving college prepared to take their next step towards their desired future. Students at the College move successfully onto prestigious universities, apprenticeships and work.
Franklin recognises its place within the community and works with local and national companies, clubs, societies and charities to provide opportunities for our students. Franklin is proud to be a college which supports Equality, Diversity and Inclusion among students and staff in order to achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive environment. The college has attained Investors in Diversity.

Franklin College’s local education context is complex and diverse. All secondary schools are now self-governing Academies (both 11-16 and 11-18) and there is a large general FE college with a growing HE provision. A further aspect of diversity lies in the proximity of selective grammar schools and other secondary provision in the neighbouring county of Lincolnshire.

Franklin is a member of the national organisation SFCA (Sixth Form Colleges Association) and the AoC (Association of Colleges). Regionally the College works with Norvic (Northern Sixth Form Colleges Federation) for the purposes of development and mutual support. The College has particularly close relationships with the Universities of Hull and Lincoln and is an Associate college of both.

Franklin are proud to be part of the Venn4 partnership with 3 other colleges in the Humber region (John Leggott College, Wyke College and Wilberforce College). The Venn4 partnership was developed by the colleges to share good practice in all areas and to work on mutually beneficial projects.

Healthy Places

Healthy Places is a Public Health and Wellbeing Solutions Provider supporting growth and transforming lives. We work with you and your organisation to identify and implement strategies to bring about positive change.

With our roots in public health, our services are based on the most up-to-date research and guidance. Whether it ‘s a one-off training course , a more involved project, or even our award scheme; we’ll equip you with strategies, tools and techniques to empower your people to become their happiest, most engaged and fulfilled selves!

We support businesses, children and young people’s services, health and social care providers, educational organisations and community groups. Investing in people and developing an ‘everyone matters’ culture strengthens morale, increases productivity and performance, raises aspirations, improves attendance and enhances your organisation’s reputation. Let us help you transform your settings and empower your people whilst you watch them grow into the happiest, most engaged and fulfilled versions of themselves.

Whether it’s developing strategies for change, creating programmes to promote health and wellbeing, process and policy development, or even if you would like ideas on where to start focusing your attention, call us now to learn what we can achieve together. We’d love to talk to you!

Hunts Coaches

Hunts history began when it was founded in 1930 by Frederick Hunt. The business has come a long way since it's early days.

The company started with one vehicle, a Bedford Coach, based in Alford on the East Coast of Lincolnshire.

After Charles's retirement in 2013, Michael took over full control of the business. A real family firm, his wife and son are also heavily involved.

The company now has 33 vehicles and is working from two sites in Alford with further development planned.

With the help of a great staff and loyal customers, Hunts continues to flourish to this day.

John Leggott College

John Leggott College is one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the UK, offering outstanding levels of education across all of our courses and subject combinations. Our teaching and support staff are experts in their field, with many able to call on their years of industry experience to benefit every student.

Our purpose is to focus on each individual, from our very first meeting with you in school, supporting you to transition to us, your time at college and your onward progression be this to University, an apprenticeship, further training or work.

Our exam results are incredible. Our statistics highlight that our students do very well here, irrespective of their entry qualifications or starting point.

This is down to our excellent support network, our specialist subject tutors and additional learning opportunities, making John Leggott College a first choice for students not just in the Scunthorpe area, but further afield.

Supply Desk

We have been operating since 2002 when we launched the first agency management recruitment services within education, for school groups in the UK. This was delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Harrow in 2002. The service was ground-breaking for the time and within the first 2 years, savings of over £1 million were made across the authority, and teacher retention rates improved by 70%. We’re proud of our history as innovators in Education and our vision to be recognised as such is reflected in the many ways we try to help schools find the right staff. We now have over 14 years of experience and our focus today is still on a fair price and a ‘never-compromise’ attitude to quality. To help schools raise standards we know we need to find the best talent and then create the right match. We do this by getting to know each individual school, their staff, their pupils and culture before recommending the right candidate.
Our mission is to match school staffing needs with the best available candidates and to work together with teachers, teaching assistants and schools with the objective of raising standards.
We want Supply Desk to be recognised as a highly innovative education-staffing solutions supplier and to be ranked as No 1 in the UK amongst supply agencies for customer service.

Ultimate Packaging

Ultimate Packaging is a business focused on the development of innovative, packaging solutions.
Over 90 per cent of the product we manufacture is supplied into the food industry.

At the heart of the food packaging industry is the need to develop solutions to reduce waste, improve convenience and provide help to empower food suppliers to create a wide range of products to meet the demands of the retail sector.




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