Federation of Awarding Bodies Shortlisted for the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2022

December 13, 2021

The Federation of Awarding Bodies is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Digital Innovation of the Year category at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

Now in its nineteenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022 are supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and recognise excellence, innovation and best practice amongst Trade Associations in the UK

The Federation’s CEO, Tom Bewick said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Digital Innovation of the Year Award.  The Federation has gone through a major digital transformation over the past 18 months to optimise how we communicate, support, and engage with members.  We had already planned to be a ‘best in class digital trade association’, but the challenge of the pandemic actually helped us put rocket boosters under our plans.

“Our member-led Board took the bold decision to set up a subdivision of the Federation, ‘Skills World Live Productions’, through which we have delivered successful virtual conferences and training events for members and the wider FE skills sector. We’ve also engaged more deeply with sector leaders, think-tank experts, ministers, MPs and other key decision-makers throughout the pandemic, via our popular, Skills World Live Radio Show and podcast, which from scratch, has now attracted over 75,000 listeners; helping to better connect the world of Further Education and qualifications that our small, agile industry association, represents.”

Emily Wallace, Interim Chief Executive, Trade Association Forum, said:

“Trade Associations including the Federation of Awarding Bodies have played an absolutely critical role in supporting the UK economy throughout the turbulence of the last two years. As we move forward, it is right to celebrate the achievements

of the sector, recognise excellence and collaborate to improve the role that Associations can continue to play to support the Economy for the future. “

The press release can also be downloaded here.