MBE awarded for woman's service to education

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 January 2015

Nicky Perry.

Nicky Perry.

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A WOMAN from Banwell was awarded with an MBE for her service to higher education and training.

Nicky Perry, aged 65, has been an inspection director at the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) and also worked at the Training Standards Council.

She played a leading role in developing an inspection framework and quality improvement services within the ALI.

She said: “I was surprised when I got the letter. I am very grateful to be recognised.

“I am very touched that people who I have worked with have recognised me. That’s as rewarding as the award.

“I have had to keep a lot of things quiet in my work, so it was not too much trouble to keep it a secret.”

During her career, she has advised on education in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Northern Ireland.

She said: “I have worked in education and training all my life and I think I was recognised for some of the things I have done in that time.

“My daughter has already said we need to go and buy new outfits to wear.”

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