Platinum sponsors

Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City

As a local business in the heart of the Newham community, Aspers Westfield Stratford City is delighted to support Newham College and LRT’s Shining Stars ceremony for another year. 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. Aspers are proud 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.

London City Airport

London City Airport Community Fund is pleased to have awarded a grant to the LRT for their new employability training programme for young people in Newham. It has been an extremely difficult 18 months for our local community, especially young adults who are out of work and searching for jobs. We hope the funding will support the LRT in giving these young people the confidence and work experience they need to develop their skills and progress into sustained employment.

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest shopping and leisure destination. Westfield Stratford City has developed its own Community Resilience Action Plan, a five-year programme that consolidates all of our work in the community which is aligned to our URW “Better Places 2030” strategy, to create better communities and be a catalyst for growth in Newham and the surrounding boroughs. URW continues to collaborate with retail partners, stakeholders, charities, NGOs, the government and industry bodies to deliver community initiatives in order to have a greater long-term impact and tackle as many local community challenges as possible.

Gold sponsors

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.

Energys Group

Energys Group is delighted to support Newham College and LRT’s Shining Stars ceremony. This is a very important date in the Newham College and Learning Revolution Trust’s calendar – and one that deserves real celebration. As a business that relies on the skills of young talent, we’re very pleased to support this event because it showcases young peoples’ commitment, skills and hard work. In a world where saying ‘well done’ is too often forgotten, the Shining Stars Ceremony is so valuable: it will help to build confidence for years to come.  As sponsors of the Covid - Hero of the Year Award we are also especially proud to have provided Air Purification Systems for the event as part of College’s commitment to helping us all confidently return to a more normal world.

Gateway Qualifications

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 especially inspired by the success being celebrated today, having been achieved in some of the most challenging circumstances any of us have faced and are pleased to support the Learning Revolution Trust in their crucial mission of continuing to ensure Further Education is accessible by all young people in East London.


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 11 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 a second year running and are delighted we can positively contribute towards such a fantastic annual event, which rewards the hard work and dedication of these students.

Newham Council

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.

Silver sponsors

Academy 1 Sports

Academy 1 Sports College is one of the fastest growing football development programmes around Essex and London with 11 sites which will have over 400 students enrolled for the 2021/2022 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.

Cubit Consulting

Cubit Consulting are a firm of independent Chartered Surveyors of whom have their roots in vocational work training programmes augmented by institutional and distance learning. We provide career access to focused and applied individuals from all backgrounds. As such we are pleased to sponsor The Learning Revolution Trust and the excellent assistance and focus it provides to students facing entry barriers to conventional further education.

FE Associates

FE Associates are the UK's most progressive further education and skills specialist, dedicated to offering expert insight, collaboration and guidance from an unrivalled network of sector-leading experts. 

Our deep-rooted connections with further education and skills specialists have given us great insight into the importance of removing the barriers to learning and making further education accessible to young people and adults, regardless of their background or family circumstances.

We want to take this opportunity to recognise, congratulate and extend our support to The Learning Revolution Trust’s journey of impacting so many young people and adults facing economic and social barriers to learning in further education and progressing into further learning and employment.

Kent Kraft

Kent Kraft are a great advocate and supporter of Occupational and academic further education. It is our belief knowledge gives you choices, far too many young people end up in jobs that they must do rather than what they want to do.

It doesn’t matter what job you do in life if you really want to do it you will enjoy it and make a successful career from it. From a very practical point of view Kent Kraft offer a highly skilled service and believe if we want our people to have those skills and work ethic, the best way to ensure that happens is to train them ourselves and support organisations like The Learning Revolution Trust and not expect someone else to do it for us.

Education is the best way to support the next generation to deliver a successful future for themselves and ultimately the world, by supporting The Learning Revolution Trust Kent Kraft can contribute to this in a small way.

Trinity Fire & Security Systems

Trinity Fire and Security, as part of the PTSG Group, believe that giving all students equal opportunities to succeed in their chosen field of study is immensely important. This event we hope goes some way to allow any students, no matter their background financial status to achieve their life goals with the assistance of all the local businesses in the room and the Learning Evolution Trust.

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.

Bronze sponsors

Barts Health NHS Trust

With a workforce of around 17,000, Barts Health NHS Trust is a leading healthcare provider in Britain and one of the largest NHS trusts in the country. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End Hospital – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of east London and beyond. 

In partnership with Newham College, they have recently launched the Barts Health Futures Hub, a new training facility for health care and life sciences in east London which aims to encourage more young people to work for the NHS. They are delighted to be supporting the Newham College Shining Stars event which recognises the talent of their students, to the value of £750 in-kind, which will be provided in the form of educating students at this new hub.

Bidvest Noonan

Bidvest Noonan is a market-leading facilities services group. We employ over 27,000 people across the UK and Ireland and support thousands of clients, including many of the world's largest and best-known brands.

Our people make an impact in many sectors. They improve patient outcomes in hospitals, help education facilities deliver a better student experience, raise standards in the places that make our food and medicines and support thousands of organisations in the private and public sectors.

We believe in The Learning Revolution Trust's mission, and we are proud to support a charity that makes a real difference in the community.

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 businesspeople. LRT gives support in a way that cannot be measured, and it is an honour to be part of it.

Quay Office Group

This award ceremony offers students a great opportunity to be recognised for their hard work and application. The skills and development that the college has instilled in their journey can only pave the way to a long and successful career in whichever field they so desire. Quay Office are proud to sponsor this fantastic opportunity to promote and encourage our future talented generation.

Queen Mary University of London

Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal Policy and Strategic Partnerships said: ‘We’re delighted to help honour the recipients of the Shining Stars awards. Queen Mary takes great pride in its role as an anchor institution in East London, helping to enhance lives and opportunities in one of the most diverse areas of the UK. We work tirelessly to maintain our strong commitment to the communities around us.”

SA James

After working for various Newham Colleges over a period of time as a main building contractor, I wanted to contribute to the Learning Revolution Trust and Shining Star project which is a worthwhile and innovating programme.

I hope this small donation can help a child progress further in their education.

Titan Elevators

Titan Elevators is a London-centric lift company, wholly owned by Cibes Lift Group, that has provided Newham College with quality lift services for some time. Our well-established relationship with Newham College has allowed us to get to know the Learning Revolution Trust more closely and all the exceptional work they do to support the education of many students across East London, which is why we are proud to be a sponsor of the Shining Stars Ceremony.

TFW Printers

As one of the leading suppliers of print to the education sector and with our longstanding relationship with Newham College, TFW Printers is proud to support The Learning Revolution Trust in its pursuit to remove the financial barriers to education faced by many within the local community.