NextGen Co-Founder, Phil Attfield, nominated for prestigious awards

We are thrilled to share that Phil Attfield, Co-Founder of NextGen Skills Academy, has been nominated in two categories at the upcoming UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK Awards! Phil has been shortlisted in the “Outstanding Contribution to Skills Development” and “Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion" categories.

The shortlist, unveiled at a special event hosted by Simons Muirhead Burton (SMB) in London, highlights individuals who have gone above and beyond in their respective sectors. Phil's nominations are a testament to his unwavering commitment to breaking down barriers in education, including the championing of Apprenticeships and creating alternative skills training and pathways into the industry beyond the traditional university route.

In response to his nominations, Phil said:

"It's truly an honour to be recognised alongside such esteemed nominees in both categories. A key ethos of NextGen is providing industry-backed education and skills training that is up to date, in-demand, focused on removing barriers to entry, and is, most importantly, accessible to diverse talent.
“I believe that the two categories go hand-in-hand, with access to good quality skills development being a vehicle that can drive diversity and inclusion within our industries, that’s why these nominations are so special to me. These awards are a celebration of our collective efforts in making the industry more inclusive for all, congratulations to all of the nominees."

The awards ceremony, set to take place on 25th April at Stationers’ Hall, London, will mark the 20th anniversary of UK Screen Alliance. It is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and partnership with Animation UK, and promises to be an incredible evening dedicated to recognising excellence in our industry.

You can read the full list of awards categories and nominees here.

📷 Phil meeting Level 3 NextGen students at Gateway Sixth-Form College

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