Our own Jordan Harrison was presented with the Lion Award on Wednesday 30th January at the Guildhall in London, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal and the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Peter Estlin.
Back in September 2018, Jordan proudly received a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence following his tutor’s nomination which praised him for his commitment and dedication on his joinery qualification, and coping through health problems.
It was when Jordan received this award that he learnt he was going to be presented with the Lion Award, the City & Guilds’ most prestigious trophy. And out of all the Lion Award winners, Jordan was chosen as the national winner – Learner of the Year – one of just five national prizes awarded on the day.
Jordan’s Tutor Andy Whyley, said:
“Jordan has done brilliantly with his studies and I was so incredibly proud to see him collecting his Lion Award. It’s truly well-deserved as he’s always shown great determination and effort. He’s doing incredibly well on the Level 3 BTEC in Construction and The Built Environment now.
“I was honoured to cheer him on yesterday in London. If ever there was a student who others can aspire to – Jordan’s the man!”
David Renshaw, Director of Realm Projects, said:
“From inception Realm Projects has always had a strong emphasis on bringing apprentices through the ranks and we encourage and nurture them to give and do their personal best.
But what can I say our very own Jordan Harrison has set new standards and we are all extremely proud of his achievement”
Jordan said upon receiving the award:
“It was so overwhelming and exciting at the awards. The Guildhall is a very large venue, and it makes you feel important. It was so good to meet Princess Anne and speak to her. She asked me how my work was going and what I want to do with my future.
“Having my tutor Andy and my mum there was special. Mum is so proud – and I’m proud of myself too. It’s a big accomplishment.”
Well done Jordan, everyone at Realm Projects is so proud of you!