Harrogate College Business Newsletter – May 2023

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Business Newsletter – May 2023

Dear partners,

We were proud to be nominated for three Harrogate Advertiser Business Excellence Awards this year – and are absolutely delighted to now be able to say that we have been crowned winners in one of them! Read on to find out more.

May has been a busy time in college (despite all the Bank Holidays), and started off in fine style when we welcomed the local Chef of the Year finalists in to compete for the trophy.

We were also pleased to share some great news about two of our supported interns who are working at Harrogate Hospital – another success story for our partnership work with local employers.

Your Harrogate’s King of the Courses competition, meanwhile, is continuing to spark interest in our courses while providing some light-hearted fun for the station and its listeners/readers. We include an update on presenters Nick and Pete’s latest challenge in this edition of the newsletter.

I hope you enjoy the read!

Danny Wild
Harrogate College


Harrogate Business Excellence Awards
As this great photograph (taken by Gerard Binks Photography) shows – we were one of the winners at the Harrogate Advertiser Business Excellence Awards 2023!

We scooped the Sustainability Award on the night, in recognition of our work to deliver vital green skills training while reducing our own carbon footprint.

Principal Danny Wild said: “As a college that is fully committed to playing its part in tackling the climate emergency and supporting our businesses as they embrace green technology, we are delighted to see our sustainability work being recognised like this.”

The college was also a finalist in the Business in the Community and Employee Health and Wellbeing Award categories.


Awards for hospital interns
We’re proud to share the news that two of our supported interns have received a national award.

Lewis Grayston and Charlize Barik, who are both based at Harrogate Hospital, were recognised for their progress and achievements by Hft, a charity that supports over 2,500 adults with learning disabilities.

The pair were two of only 20 interns and graduates, from across England and Wales, to receive the award.

Find out more.

A ‘hair-raising’ challenge for presenters Nick and Pete
Nick Hancock and Pete Egerton, from Your Harrogate, have been coming to the college regularly since April to try their hand at all kinds of skills.

Their latest King of the Courses challenge saw the duo receive some quick, expert training on the art of hair styling, before putting what they learnt to the test on two ‘training heads’.

To find out how they fared, and more about the competition and the pair’s previous results, click here.

College welcomes top chefs for ‘cook-off’
We were glad to welcome some of the Harrogate district’s top chefs on Tuesday 2 May.

As has become an annual tradition, the finalists of the Harrogate Hospitality & Tourism Awards‘ Chef of the Year contest used the college’s catering facilities for their ‘cook off’.

The contestants were each challenged to create a delicious main course from a mystery box of ingredients.

The winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony on 12 June.

Work with us! We are a college that prides itself on collaborating wth the district’s businesses and community groups. To find out more contact Business Engagement Advisor Susan Roberts, email: Susan.Roberts@harrogate.ac.uk .

We hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of our Business Newsletter.