Gold Award Winners 2016

The AoC Gold Awards 2016 were the 17th consecutive edition of the awards and celebrated exceptional college alumni from the world of sport, science, business, education and the arts.

Nominated by City Lit

Malorie Blackman

Author and Children's Laureate from 2013-2015

Nominated by South Thames College

John Boyega

Actor and one of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Nominated by Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Jamal Edwards MBE

Digital entrepreneur

Nominated by Belfast Metropolitan College

Niall McKenna

Chef and Restaurateur

Nominated by Gateshead College

Jill Scott

England and Manchester City Footballer

Nominated by Nelson and Colne College

John Spencer

Astronomer and NASA Scientist

Nominated by City College Plymouth

Charleine Waine

Entrepreneur and owner of Charleine Wain Salons

Nominated by City and Islington College

Reggie Yates

TV broadcaster, radio DJ, presenter and actor