Angela Williams
  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Huddersfield New College
  • Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Angela Williams has been an outstanding leader in education for over 37 years. During her 15 years as Principal at this college, she has transformed the post-16 provision available to young people in Kirklees and beyond, and the life chances of thousands of young people.    She has transformed standards at the college, reflected in the achievement of Ofsted outstanding in April 2016, the culmination of 10 years of dedicated hard work.

Huddersfield New College is now in the top 10% of colleges in the UK. Angela is retiring this academic year, and leaves a legacy of a college with a national reputation as one that supports all students, particularly vulnerable students. During her time, Angela has helped well over 18,000 young people to achieve their dreams in an environment that provides equality of opportunity for all.