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Tutor named as Inspirational Educator

April 28, 2015

West Cheshire College beauty tutor Andrea Rimmer received the prestigious ‘Inspirational Educator of the Year Award’ by the Worshipful Company of Educators after leading her nail service students to national and regional award success.

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Andrea received her award from his Excellency the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Daniel Mulhall, at a glittering ceremony held at Vintners’ Hall in London. 

Andrea, who is also the College’s Salon Manager in Beauty, has supported and guided her students to win a series of awards over the past 12 months including Gold medal in the Intermediate Nail Enhancement at the WorldSkills UK National Competitions.

Other accolades include first place at the Nail Starters Tip & Overlay category in the Professional Beauty North Nail Championships in Manchester; first, second and third place at the Nail Starters Manicure category at Professional Beauty North Nail Championships and the top three place in Professional Beauty London; plus first and third place at the International Nail Championships 2014 in the Nail Starters Tip and Overlay category at Professional Beauty’s London ExCel show.

West Cheshire College also won the College Cup, which was awarded to the highest placing College across all categories at Professional Beauty North and Professional Beauty London.

Andrea, who also played a key role in West Cheshire College becoming the first College in England to become education ambassadors for luxury nail products, Creative Nail Design (CND, said: “I’m delighted and very proud to win this award. It has been a fantastic 12 months and this award is a credit to all the hard work and achievements of the beauty students at the College.”

Nigel Davies, Principal and Chief Executive of West Cheshire College, who nominated Andrea for the award said: “The competitions that Andrea’s student have won are a fantastic platform in which they can develop their skills, grow in confidence and start to establish a successful career for themselves within the industry.

“Andrea’s support of her students is exceptional showing outstanding teaching, mentoring and leadership.

“As well as being a fantastic tutor, Andrea continually shows commitment and dedication to help her students gain the best experience, skills and knowledge to excel during their time at College. She is very deserving of the award.”

For more information about studying Beauty at West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555 or visit

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