Careers Excellence Awards

DEBP have been highly commended at the Careers Excellence Awards 2019 in the Careers Provider of the Year category.

Now in its third year, the Awards are organised by The Careers & Enterprise Company, partnering with the Gatsby Foundation.  The awards shine a light on best practice careers provision.  Inspiring and preparing young people for success in the world of work.  The awards are made up of 10 categories.  They highlight the talent and expertise required to reach the Gatsby Benchmarks, build networks and support careers leaders.

Clare Talati, DEBP Managing Director said, “We are extremely proud to be highly commended in the Careers Provider of the Year category.  We work incredibly hard in partnership to strengthen and broaden the scope of Careers Education. And ensure that learners benefit from, and schools meet, the Gatsby benchmarks.”

Clare continued, “All our programmes improve a young person’s ability to make careers decisions. They educate them to be better informed and more confident through reality-based career interventions. This motivates each young person around academic attainment. It also identifies how further learning can support their aspirations.”

DEBP work across mainstream and SEND provision. Two schools provided exceptional references in support of this nomination.

Debbie Gerring, Headteacher at St Martins School and Horizons 6th Form said, “DEBP are an active, important part of St Martins outstanding provision. Colleagues provide proactive employer links, paving the way for our students, all of whom have additional needs, to access meaningful, inspiring employer encounters.”

Helen Suffolk-Adams, Careers Leader at Landau Forte College said, “We have worked in partnership with DEBP for the last three years.  They are my ‘go to’ provider of choice and never let me down.”

Clare Talati and Dayna Stubbs, represented the team at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 27 September 2019 at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London. More information is available at