Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form hosts Burnley Football Club’s By Official Appointment Network meeting.

The College has a long history of forging excellent links with local employers. The College strives to continually strengthen these relationships, which are beneficial to both local businesses and the College’s students! As the next step to promote the best possible educational experience for every individual, the College recently joined the elite ranks of Burnley Football Club’s By Official Appointment.

By Official Appointment is a group of businesses in the Burnley and Pendle region that have been recognised as sharing two important characteristics: they are very good at what they do, and they would benefit from a closer working relationship with Burnley Football Club. Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form, which has recently been confirmed as one of the BEST colleges in the entire country by latest Government data, certainly fits these criteria!

As part of this collaboration, the College was pleased to welcome representatives from other partner organisations to its own Farringtons restaurant, for a network meeting.

Local businesses AIMS Finance, Althams Travel, Burnley Football Club, Cooke Fuels, Fitzpatricks, Forbes Solicitors, Hudson and Pearson, Love:Mini, Neville Gee, NJH Wealth Management, O2 Burnley, Option Hygiene Ltd, P & M Coppack Air Conditioning, Pennine Community Credut Union, Pendle Leisure Trust, Protekt Safety Solutions, Twentyone and Walker Farrimond attended the event and the College looks forward to forging even better relationships with them!

During the evening, visitors were welcomed by Assistant Principal – Enterprise and Engagement Alison Rushton, who was able to highlight the College’s recent outstanding success in the Government’s Schools and College’s Performance tables, and they were then able to learn more about the College’s exciting Capital Funded project to build impressive new sports facilities including a hi-tech artificial, all-weather sports pitch, extended gym, renovated Science facilities and additional student study spaces from the Head of Division for Sport, Public Services and Care, Ryan Cook. Guests also learnt more about the College’s exciting Business Career Academy and how they could get involved with this worthwhile project from Justine Thatcher, Curriculum Leader for Business and Career Academy Coordinator.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive. In particular, many of the guests spoke of how impressed they were with the College’s recent success and how initiatives such as the Career Academy, when paired with impressive new facilities, will enable students to go on to achieve even greater success in the future.