We are proud to announce that Ewan Payne, who won Gold in Aircraft Maintenance and James Boyes who won Gold in Cabinet Making at the WorldSkills Special Edition in 2022 have been awarded MBEs for their services to further education.  The honour recognises their success on the international stage at the WorldSkills competition, known as the ‘skills olympics’.

Ben Blackledge, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said:

“It is fantastic that James and Ewan have been recognised for their world beating achievements at the WorldSkills Competition in 2022.

“They are brilliant role models for all young people who are looking at their career options.  They show the amazing potential that exists within the UK and what can be achieved through the hard work, innovation and skills they demonstrated at the highest level.  Their gold medal success on the world stage, in front of a global audience sends a strong message that the UK has the raw potential and skills system to succeed in a global market.”

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