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Andy Berry, Principal and CEO of Bridgwater & Taunton College, awarded CBE

Andy Berry, Principal and CEO of Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC), has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

The prestigious accolade recognises his significant contributions to the field of education and his impact on community development through innovative educational practices and partnerships.

The investiture ceremony, scheduled for later this year, will officially present Andy with his honour.

He said: “Receiving this CBE was both surprising and incredibly humbling. This honour not only reflects my beliefs in the transformative power of education but also highlights the collective efforts of our dedicated staff at BTC.

“Together, we strive to enrich lives and bolster our community through outstanding educational experiences and partnerships.”

Derek Randall MBE, FCFE, Chair of the BTC Board of Governors, said: “Andy’s unwavering dedication to enhancing student and community life through education has rightfully earned him this recognition.

“His visionary leadership and persistent drive have been instrumental in helping to advance regional economic prosperity.”

The CBE is awarded to individuals who have made innovative contributions to public life or who have performed outstanding services at a regional or national level. Andy’s recognition underscores his prominent role in shaping educational policies and programmes that have a lasting impact on society.

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