29 January 2019

ATLP named Large Business of the Year

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership has been named Large Business of the year, Sutton Coldfield, by the Chambers of Commerce.

The respected partnership was among the winners of the third annual Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield & Tamworth Chambers’ awards to be unveiled at a glittering event at The Belfry Hotel & Resort on Friday.

The Business of the Year winners were chosen by a panel of judges, who said: ‘Led by CEO and influential education sector leader Richard Gill, ATLP have earned a glowing reputation for providing outstanding education and developing the next generation of teachers.’  


G.B.C.C – Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield & Tamworth Dinner & Awards 2019. Photos by Mike Baker

Commenting on ATLP’s success, Richard Gill, said:

We’re absolutely thrilled to have been named Large Business winners. This award is for our whole learning community and we want to thank everybody for their support and dedication, and the Chamber for recognising our contribution to education and business. We’re proud and privileged to sit alongside those who make such a difference to our regions and look forward to giving back even more in the future.

ATLP recognises that education goes beyond the classroom. Every child only gets one chance and we never underestimate our responsibility to provide the very best. We believe the development of our business in what are stormy educational waters,  our record in leadership, our outstanding provision, the excellent, talented workforce across our family of schools, the outcomes we achieve and our record of school improvement within and beyond our own family of schools has led to this success. However, education is about more than this and the smiles on children and young people’s faces and the difference we make to their lives is the biggest indicator of our achievements.”


This year sees the launch of the ATLP’s ‘A Decade of Difference’ campaign which celebrates 10 years of outstanding school-to-school support. The partnership has grown to 13 schools, primary and secondary, along with one teaching school, and a learning community of around 10,000 students, employees and governor volunteers, with an annual turnover of £29 million.

Under Richard’s dynamic leadership, the growing multi-academy trust (MAT) has established itself as a significant capacity giver across the West Midlands and beyond, as recognised by the Department for Education. ATLP has entered its second growth phase, delivering sustainable school led improvement to more schools through regional hubs.  Schools joining the ATLP recognise the power of collaboration, the benefits of being part of the partnership and the opportunities to contribute to the MAT. Through such effective partnership working, ATLP schools have experienced significant school improvement.

Chris Brewerton, senior business development and relationship manager for the Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield & Tamworth Chambers, said:

These awards are a wonderful showcase of all the positive and inspiring work businesses across Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth have done during the past 12 months. It was great to see so many delegates networking with each other throughout the evening and we can’t wait to start planning next year’s event. “Congratulations to all of the winners, of course, but also to all of those businesses who applied or who were nominated too. Thanks to our sponsors, event organisers, VIPs and all those who attended.”

The Large Business (Sutton Coldfield) award was sponsored by Love Your Postcode.


For further details on the awards and other winners, please visit: https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/latest-news/news/2019/1/28/regional-chambers-award-winners-revealed/