BASE conference and awards are another success

BASE held its annual conference in Manchester on 5-6 November. The event was attended by 160 people and featured a range of speakers and workshops. We're pleased with the feedback received and would like to thank all who contributred to making it such a success. The conference closed with a witty and insightful contribution from Francesca Martinez. Next year's conference has been announced and will be in Leicester on 11-12 November 2020.

The winners of the BASE Practice Awards were announced at the conference dinner and we want to congratulate all the winners and commended entries. You can view more about the award winners, including some video footage of the presentations.


Team of the Year (sponsored by Brain in Hand)


Highly commended: Enable Services; DFN Project Search Blackpool


Practitioner of the Year

Lucie Dix (EADS, Northamptonshire CC)

Highly commended: Fran Austin (DSA WorkFit)


Best Employer Practice (Sponsored by DFN Foundation)

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Highly commended: Legoland Windsor


David Grainger Award

Simon Solecki (Enham Trust)

Highly commended: Martin Woodward (Surrey Choices)


Learner of the Year

Dominique Cooper (Blueberry Academy)