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Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards welcome back Barclays as headline sponsors

Somerset Education Business Partnership is delighted to announce the return of Barclays as the headline sponsor of the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2023.

With 10 award categories – including Young Person of the Year, Best Placement Employer and Careers Leader of the Year – there is plenty of opportunity to celebrate the work of individuals and teams who are providing the best in careers and work-related learning in Somerset.

Entries and nominations will open from March 13, 2023 and are welcome from the many businesses and education providers who have inspired the next generation – and from young people who have worked hard to progress in their next steps towards a successful future.

For details of all award categories, visit

Andrew Hanson, Somerset Education Business Partnership Manager, said: “I am thrilled that Barclays are returning as the headline sponsor for the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards.

“Barclays’ ‘Rebuilding Thriving Local Economies’ initiative shines a spotlight on Somerset and the value of partnership working – while their Barclays LifeSkills programme is helping our young people to develop the skills they need to access jobs in the future.”

Nick Porter, Business Banking Regional Manager, Somerset and Lead for Barclays Rebuilding Thriving Local Economies in Taunton Deane, added: “Barclays is delighted to support this year’s Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards.

“We encourage as many local businesses and education providers to enter as possible and use this platform to showcase their outstanding work helping young people seize local employment opportunities.  The exceptional work in this area is vital not only for the regional economy but the future business success of Somerset.  We wish everyone the best of luck with their nomination.”

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