Real Education, providers of alternative provision and Special Educational Needs provision for Nottinghamshire County Council, recently triumphed in the Outstanding Growth category at the East Midlands Chamber Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2018.
Pictured at the event with the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council Councillor Kay Cutts are from left Real Education Joint Manging Directors Steve Quinn and Richard Smith and Chairman Brian Smith.
Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee at the County Council, said: “Real Education provides fresh opportunities for pupils who are not proceeding through the normal educational routes and prepares them for the world of work through a wide range of vocational options.”
Richard Smith, R.E.A.L. Education’s co-founder said: “We are so proud of everything we have achieved at R.E.A.L. – the ‘Outstanding Growth’ award in a time of uncertainty in the education sector shows the impact we are having locally both in creating jobs and educating young people in need of specialist support.
“It was a very proud moment for us all. Recognition goes to the R.E.A.L. team for their continued efforts in raising aspirations of young people in the East Midlands.”
Chamber President Rob Mayo praised all the finalists and said the Awards had shown the number of outstanding businesses in the region.