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Burnley College Skills Innovation Director named Finalist in Prestigious National Skills Award

It’s another amazing result for Burnley College as Neil Burrows, Director of Skills and Innovation is announced as a finalist in the prestigious Enginuity Skills Awards.

Neil is nominated in the hotly fought Skills Champion of the Year category. In his nomination he is described as “A champion of advanced manufacturing and engineering, responsible for building strong industry partnerships and positioning Burnley College as a skills leader.”

The awards celebrate the people and organisations whose commitment to engineering and manufacturing skills is “safeguarding the future of our industries.”

Neil has spearheaded Burnley College’s drive to build close relationships with industries large and small as well as to ensure the campus has the same cutting-edge technology you would find in the most modern workplaces.

Neil says:


I’m absolutely delighted to receive this place in the finals. I’m flattered too, but I can’t claim this is all my work.
Burnley College is passionate about ensuring we work with our learners to get the best results for them and simultaneously with industry so we can create workers ready to step straight from education into a career.

Neil Burrows

Director of Skills and Innovation at Burnley College

“I want to thank everyone in my team, throughout the College and beyond who’s joined us on our mission to ‘Build Futures and Change Lives’.”

It’s been an incredible year for awards at Burnley College, mostly recently with Apprenticeship arm, Themis winning the UK Apprenticeship Award and being Highly Commended for its Sustainability Green Initiative for the Low Carbon Hub at the Educate North Awards.

Neil will be traveling down to the glittering ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel in London on Thursday 29 June.