There’s no denying:
we’re passionate about what we do.


ABC and Certa Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. Partnering with us can be a key strategy for moving your organisation forward. Why not do more?

The Executive Leadership Team

Paul Eeles

Chief Executive

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the post-16 skills sector, including seven years as a lecturer and 13 years managing work based learning with colleges and independent providers. Before becoming our Chief Executive, Paul worked at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) as Director of Sector Reforms and 14 to 19. Paul is also the Chair of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).

Paul holds a Degree in Business Management, jointly from The University of Central England and The Birmingham College of Food, a Post Graduate Diploma in Training Management from the University of Wolverhampton and a Masters in Personnel and Development from the University of Plymouth.

Simon Feneley-Lamb

Chief Operating Officer

Simon has worked in the further education sector for 20 years within business, marketing and project development. Prior to that, he worked in a training and development role for a large public limited company.

Simon holds a Masters in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University and a Diploma in Management Studies. Simon is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

We’re part of something bigger

Skills and Education Group Awards is part of Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than one hundred years of collective experience, the Group's strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. We want all learners to achieve their full potential, no matter what their age, background or ability.

The Skills and Education Group also includes Certa Access, a Access Validating Agency (AVA) licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), to validate and quality assure Access to HE Diplomas. Their Diplomas have been specially developed in partnership with higher education and further education experts to offer students a second chance at obtaining the skills needed to go on to study for a degree at university.

Join our team!

Skills and Education Group Awards is an equal opportunity employer offering a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Please visit the Skills and Education Group website to find out more about any vacancies across the Group.

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Board of Trustees

Gill Clipson MBE

Chair, Skills and Education
Group Awards

Jill Lanning

Trustee, Skills and Education
Group Awards

Audrey Traynor

Trustee, Skills and Education
Group Awards