Many FE professionals recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Education and Training Foundation would like to congratulate all those who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Further Education (FE) and training.

The deserving recipients for this year’s honours include Matthew Coffey, who joined Ofsted in 2007 and was appointed COO in 2014, Gill Alton, chief executive of the Grimsby Institute, for services to education, and Richard Bridgman, founder and owner of mechanical engineering firm Warren Services Ltd, for his services to apprenticeships.

David Russell, ETF Chief Executive, said today:

“Further Education and training changes lives and underpins the country’s economic success, both now and in the future. I congratulate those honoured and all who have served the sector in a wide variety of organisations, in executive and non-executive roles.

“The breadth of those recognised shows the diversity of the sector, not only in terms of the types of organisations but also in the differing contributions those who are honoured make. It is excellent to see them formally recognised and their contributions celebrated.”


A full list of the recipients across the FE sector are as follows.

Companion of the Order of the Bath

Matthew Coffey, Chief operating officer, Ofsted


Ms Gillian Margaret Alton, Chief executive officer, Grimsby Institute Group

John Oswald Boyle, Governor and lately chair of directors, The Blackpool Sixth Form College

Richard William Bridgman, Founder and owner, Warren Services Ltd

Mrs Angela Williams, Principal, Huddersfield New College


Mrs Beverley Aitken, Chair of governors, East Kent College

Miss Sandra Clelland, Estates security staff member, Hugh Baird College

Paul Frederick Dodds, Training manager, WorldSkills UK

Mrs Rehana Mohammed, Learning manager, Workers’ Educational Assocation

Alan Stephen Moss, Senior lecturer, RAF Central Training School

Mrs Helen Elizabeth Osborne, Principal and learner services manager, Friend’s Centre, Brighton

Mrs Susan Simpson, Training manager, WorldSkills UK

British Empire Medal (BEM)

Peter Andrew Templeman, Curriculum technician in Carpentry and Joinery, Oaklands College, Hertfordshire

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