Ann Jordan, Director of the Institute of Directors North West, nominated Jane Delfino for her QAEP in 2008:
"I'm a keen supporter of forging close links between business and education, and greatly admire people who are giving our young people the right skills and attitudes to succeed as entrepreneurs. I've been hugely impressed with Jane's innovative approach to working with local Manchester companies for the benefit of her students, so welcomed the opportunity to put her forward for this Award. Seeing her efforts recognised, and accompanying her to Buckingham Palace to share in her success, was an absolutely amazing experience for me and a wonderful bonus to the nomination process."
Malcolm Taylor, Head of the Europe Team at Yorkshire Forward, nominated Terry Owens for his QAEP in 2007:
"I'm really pleased I took the trouble to put Terry forward for this Award - and thrilled that he was chosen as a recipient. I think it's really important that we thank people like Terry for their tireless work behind the scenes. To have the opportunity to accompany him to Buckingham Palace to share in his success was also very rewarding for me personally."