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Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City


Aspers Westfield Stratford City is delighted to support Newham College and LRT’s Shining Stars ceremony for another year. As a local business in the heart of the Newham community, Aspers Casino is dedicated to investing in good causes within the Community of Newham as well as providing employment opportunities to local people. We are incredibly proud that 70% of the Aspers family come from the Newham borough. Aspers’ vision and values is to be an employer of choice and we are dedicated to employing, training and developing local people to fulfil their potential and will continue to carry out this strategy for years to come. Aspers are proud and delighted to be associated with the work done by both Newham College and the Learning Revolution Trust and fully support the investments being made to our community and with the employees of our future.


Academy 1 Sports

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Academy 1 Sports College is one of the fastest growing football development programmes around Essex and London with 11 sites which will have over 500 students enrolled for the 2018 /19 academic year. The partnership with Newham College is coming into its fourth year and it has grown to deliver a first class educational course for your people to aspire to reach their goal in life. Academy 1 Sports are pleased to support the Shining Stars to assist young people and help them along their journey.

Gateway Qualifications

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Inspired by our learners, committed to our customers.

At Gateway Qualifications we’re proud to be an Awarding Organisation that works flexibly with providers to enable them to make education accessible to all, no matter what their background, family circumstances or previous experiences.

We’re humbled and honoured to be able to share in the successes today and to be able to support the Learning Revolution Trust in their crucial mission of ensuring access to Further Education for all young people in East London.

The Madison Square Garden Company


The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a true partner in the local communities where our venues are located – and we are committed to doing the same in Newham with our plans for MSG Sphere, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment venue, in Stratford. MSG Sphere would create thousands of jobs, and we’ve already started working with the local community on initiatives that inspire young people to explore career opportunities in the live events and entertainment industries. We are looking to build on our initiatives and create an ongoing educational programme that will help young people develop the skills MSG Sphere will need to employ.  Engaging with local schools and universities, and supporting organisations such as the Learning Revolution Trust, provides us with a real opportunity to make a difference. We are pleased to support the Shining Stars Awards and recognise the work and dedication of this Charity in enabling disadvantaged learners to reach their full potential and find employment.



Marcomedia is a Creative Design Agency based in the heart of the borough’s Royal Docks. Formed in 2010, we have grown significantly over the last 9 years with the help of the student community, through regular work experience placements and internship programmes, helping bring through future graphic designers and web developers.

We feel it is important, that as local businesses, we do all we can to help support and encourage our student community, from all walks of life, to aspire to achieve their goals after leaving education. Whether that is in employment, or as future entrepreneurs. 

We are proud to be sponsoring and supporting Newham College and the Learning Revolution Trust for the first time this year, and are delighted we can positively contribute towards such a fantastic annual event, which rewards the hard work and dedication of these students.

London Borough of Newham


Newham Council is delighted to support the Learning Revolution Trust in making further education accessible to young people in East London. Newham is a young, vibrant and ambitious borough with the most diverse community in the UK. We face many challenges but aim to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of our young people, putting them at the heart of everything we do with an extra £10.6m this year for children’s services and £1.4m more for youth services to keep young people safe. We are very proud to sponsor the Equality and Diversity Award and to join with Stonewall in showing our commitment to equality for LGBT young people in Newham.

Tereza Joanne


As a long established business in Newham with two former Newham College students at the helm we acknowledge the huge contribution made by the Learning Revolution Trust. The opportunities to progress should not be diminished by financial hardship and we have, over the last twenty years, encouraged and offered mentoring for many young local trainees who have worked within our company whilst attending further education both at the college and University of East London.  

The ambitions of our youth should be nurtured with no barriers to the educational qualifications required; the Learning Revolution Trust is a leading resource for these students and we are proud to be a part of this year’s Shining Stars Awards Ceremony.


Capita Managed IT Solutions


Capita IT & N works as a trusted IT partner to more than 3,100 schools, academies, colleges, Local Authorities and Multi-Academy Trusts across the UK. With over 30 years’ experience working in education, we support education establishments to evaluate and adopt technologies which will help create an engaging and interactive learning environment, putting the right technology in the hands of students and teachers. In doing this we also ensure that technology and IT infrastructure are delivering financial and performance efficiencies.

Capita has worked with Newham College since 2010, delivering an IT service to support learning and teaching in the college. Over the years we have been privileged to be part of the college’s success in making a great difference young people in the local community, enabling them to achieve their best potential. We are delighted to further support the college and recognise the achievement of students through sponsorship of the HE Student of the Year Award. We look forward to working with the college, its students and lecturers in the future, to encourage learning, inspire students and support them in achieving their goals with a continued ICT service.

Digital Skills Solutions

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DSS is a specialist training provider of digital skills. We work in close partnership with employers to address their digital skills needs through the acquisition of new talent or upskilling their existing workforce. Offering a range of digital apprenticeships and commercial courses, we pride ourselves on the positive impact our training has on the businesses and clients that we work with.  

DSS also runs the national Samsung Digital Academy (SDA), has Comptia Academy status and is a member of the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Newham Recorder


London group editor Michael Adkins, who oversees the Newham Recorder, said: “Newham College has a proud tradition of producing exceptional students and we are delighted and privileged to be involved in the Shining Stars Ceremony once again. 

It’s important we celebrate the extraordinary work of students and profile their stories within the pages of our newspapers and on our websites. 

The Newham Recorder, published by Archant, recognises the importance of the Learning Revolution Trust in its work to remove financial barriers and make access to education in east London available to those who often believe it’s out of reach. We fully support and share the trust’s aims and aspirations. 

The College Achievement of the Year is a category everyone wants to win. I can’t wait to see who that person is and the story behind their achievement.”

TS&B Contractors Limited

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TS&B Contractors is an organisation that works within the contracting and maintenance sector and strives to be very diverse in its capabilities by offering service excellence as well as maintaining a safe, attractive and sustainable environment to live and work.

TS&B Contractors are committed to providing the highest level of professionalism, service response, and quality workmanship at affordable prices. We strive to implement a long-term relationship with our clients based on safety, quality, timely service and an anticipation of their needs.

TS&B Contractors has always been a strong believer in helping local communities and supporting young aspiring people to achieve their full potential, TS&B Contractors is very proud to be able to support trusts that will help and promote a stronger united future.

University of East London


UEL and Newham FE College are both Anchor institutions which serve their local communities. As such UEL is proud to support the aims and objectives of the Learning Revolution Trust. We are also delighted to be working in strategic partnership with Newham FEC in order to provide significant future opportunities for our local community in creating important new progression routes for education and employment in East London. UEL has been pioneering futures since 1898 and, through its new Vision 2028, aims to accelerate inclusive talent by realising potential, wherever and whenever it is found.


Concept Group Limited


Concept Group Limited are delighted to sponsor the Shining Stars Awards at Newham College for the second year running. We strongly believe that every individual should have the opportunity to excel and, through hard work, achieve their goals.  

The Learning Revolution Trust is a fantastic charity that helps to reduce financial barriers that might have otherwise held these amazing students back. Sponsorship of these awards provides much needed money that can be used to provide bursaries and ensure that students from all walks of life are not unable to achieve success due to financial constraints - one less hurdle to overcome.  

The awards ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to recognise student talent, hard work and dedication. Whilst also providing these students with exposure to businesses and potential employers – what a fantastic way to encourage, support and grow confidence in these exceptional individuals.

Maze 8


Maze8 Recruitment, specialists within the Education and Skills sector, feel passionately about the life chances of young people. In today’s challenging economic climate, and with many families having faced hardship, we believe that every young person has a right to an education. We strongly believe in the work of the Learning Revolution Trust and are proud to sponsor the awards again this year.

Newham Chamber of Commerce and McDonalds


Lloyd Johnson Chairman of Newham chamber of commerce “growing up in Newham myself I understand the hardships that young people can face. We, as the face of local business community, feel it is key that we try to support our future business people. LRT gives support in a way that cannot be measured and it is an honour to be part of it”.



Protocol are the leading recruitment consultancy to the skills, training and further education sector. Our passionate, helpful and friendly team provide an unparalleled level of sector expertise delivered with professionalism and integrity.

We are proud to be supporting the Learning Revolution Trust – the work they do in removing the financial barriers to education faced by many young people in East London is invaluable in supporting and empowering the next generation entering the workforce. As specialist recruiters within the FE and Skills sector, we see first hand how great education can pave the way for young people to escape poverty and find success – especially within Further Education Colleges, which teach and develop a huge range of skills in young people that can lead them into a successful career.

Whether learners have dreams of becoming an Engineer, working in our thriving creative industries, or even becoming a lecturer – we’re honoured to have a part in inspiring and supporting the next generation of talent


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RSM is a firm of independent chartered accountants, with over 3,500 staff including 350 partners in the UK. The firm is part of an international network of nearly 43,000 staff in over 120 countries worldwide. RSM pride themselves in an excellent, partner led client service and are currently a top three provider of external audit services to the charity sector with over 1,000 charity clients, including almost 300 in the top 5,000 charities. We support The Learning Revolution Trust because we passionately believe in educational opportunities for all.