2014 Winning Entries

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The winners of the 2014 UK Career Development Awards were announced at a special Awards Dinner on Monday 17 November at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. The Awards were presented by their sponsors at an event compared by Dougie Jackson, who has produced events for such organisations as Walt Disney, News International, The National Lottery, and The Guardian Media Group, with special guest Susan Calman, award winning comedian, Fringe performer and actress. The seven award categories and winners are:

Careers Educator of the Year

Sponsored by Imperial College London

The winner:

Stephen Logan
Malet Lambert School

Careers Adviser/Coach of the Year

Sponsored by High Commission of Canada

The winner:

Kieron Hersnip
St Helens Chamber

Best Practice in Career Development Services by an Employer

Sponsored by Prospects

The winner:

 Supporting new lawyers
The Law Society of Scotland

Best Practice in Use of Technology in Career Development

Sponsored by Adviza

The winner:

Partner Engagement in Career
Management Skills
Skills Development Scotland

Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a Large Provider

Sponsored by CASCAID

The winner:

 The BEE Initiative
Kings’ Secondary School Winchester

Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a Small Provider

Sponsored by Aspire-Igen Group

The winner:

 Developing careers guidance beyond the adult funded model
The Mallows Company

Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by CfBT Education Trust

The winner:

Professor Tony Watts

Sadly due to prior commitments, Professor Tony Watts was unable to attend the Awards ceremony. However, in true BAFTA-style, CDI President Karen O'Donoghue, was able to present Tony with the Award, and we were able to record the occasion, the week before the Awards Dinner. You can view online (password: unison)

 View photographs from the evening here; Slideshow | Library


We are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2014 UK Career Development Awards. All shortlisted entries will receive a certificate.

Best Practice and Innovation by an Individual:

Careers Educator of the Year: Sponsored by The Learning and Development Centre, Imperial College London


  • David Wallace, Stratford upon Avon School
  • Gina Visram, Skinners Academy
  • Winning Entry: Stephen Logan, Malet Lambert School

Careers Adviser/Coach of the Year: Sponsored by High Commission of Canada


  • Erica Campbell, Skills Development Scotland
  • Alison Baigrie, Adviza
  • Winning Entry: Kieron Hersnip, St Helens Chamber

Best Practice and Innovation by an Organisation:

Best Practice in Career Development Services by an Employer: Sponsored by Prospects Group


  • Winning Entry: "Supporting New Lawyers", the Law Society of Scotland
  • "Ready for Work", Inspira
  • "Starting Point", St Helens Chamber

Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development: Sponsored by Adviza


  • "Enhance your Career and Employability Skills Mass Open Online Course - the Worlds First Careers MOOC", The Careers Group, University of London
  • Winning Entry: "Partner Engagement in Career Management Skills", Skills Development Scotland
  • "Next Generation On-line Career Tools Platform", the Career Innovation Company, Ltd

Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a large provider (employing 50+ staff): Sponsored by CASCAID


  • "Energise", Adviza
  • Winning Entry: "The BEE Initiative - Business, Enterprise, and Employability", Kings' Secondary School Winchester
  • "Developing Graduates with the Extra Dimension", University of Leicester

Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a small provider (employing 1-49 staff): Sponsored by the Aspire-Igen Group


  • "Inspiring Aspirations; Stratford upon Avon School", In2Ambition
  • Winning Entry: "Developing Careers Guidance beyond the Adult Funded Model", The Mallows Company
  • "Three into one will go - Working through partnerships", The Inspiring Futures Foundation

The Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award:

 Due to the nature of this award, there are no shortlisted entries; the winner will be decided by the CDI Board. The award will be presented at the Awards event.