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Wayne Allsopp Named Business Development Manager of the Year!

New College Leicester’s Business Development Manager, Wayne Allsopp has been named as Business Development Manager of the Year at The School & Supplier Awards, with Education Today.

The School & Supplier Awards, recognise and reward the suppliers, schools, and individuals who work tirelessly for the greater good of the education sector.

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Wayne was nominated by his colleagues at New College Leicester for his commercial acumen, commitment to collaboration and partnerships, as well has his marketing approach to raising the school’s profile among students, parents and the wider community.

Wayne Allsopp comments: “I am so pleased that the hard work the team at New College has put into improving our school has been recognised by Education Today. It’s not just me, it’s for us all and its fantastic to be considered amongst the best in the UK for our work in providing included, rounded education for all.” 

It’s the second time that Wayne has been awarded for his commercial acumen and strategic sporting links. In June 2023 he picked up The School Business Manager Award in the prestigious Education Business Awards. This is presented to an individual whose business leadership skills and commercial outlook have had a positive impact on the school’s budgeting and strategic decision making.

Since his arrival at New College, Wayne has had a huge impact on the commercial operations at the school. He has introduced several new income streams, leading to the school now turning over half a million pounds in extra income annually. He is also driving additional income and community involvement through an asset-based community development approach, positioning the school at the heart of the local community. 

Wayne’s ability to realise the link between a strong sport offering, its benefits to local people and the positive commercial impact this brings to the school is one of the reasons he has been recognised.

Over the last six months, the secondary school, based in New Parks, has also secured Heritage School Status is in recognition of the school’s ongoing commitment to teaching local history and working in partnership with local heritage organisations and The Artsmark Gold Award for its commitment to the teaching of arts, culture and creativity to its students, many of whom who do not have such opportunities outside of school.

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