Deputy principal is ‘humbled’ by Queen’s honour

Blackpool and the Fylde College deputy principal Catherine Hill speaking at The Gazette's education awards in November 2015
Blackpool and the Fylde College deputy principal Catherine Hill speaking at The Gazette's education awards in November 2015
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Blackpool and The Fylde College’s deputy principal Catherine Hill said she is ‘humbled’ to be awarded an OBE for services to education in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

The former research scientist, who has worked in further education for 30 years, was one of several people on the Fylde coast to be recognised.

She said: “I am humbled that the work that I am so fervently passionate and committed to has been recognised.

“I would like to thank the teams of people I have worked with across the years, all of whom played a role in me receiving this honour. This will add a sparkle to the family’s New Year’s festivities.”

Principal Bev Robinson added: ““I am absolutely delighted that Cath’s unstinting commitment to education has been recognised in this way. Blackpool and The Fylde College is privileged to have such a dedicated and talented member of the leadership team.”

Other Lancastrians honoured, as reported in The Gazette on Thursday, were North Shore charity worker Linda Whitworth,Lancashire’s Deputy Lieutenant Peter Mileham, and Lytham firm Danbro’s co-founders Damian and Helen Broughton.

Frances Mary Winterflood was also recognised for her achievements, as was Lancashire Police’s deputy chief constable Andy Rhodes.