Career Colleges Trust project named as DL100 Finalist

A digital project run by the Career Colleges Trust in partnership with Amazon Web Services has been announced as a finalist in the 7th Annual Digital Leaders 100 awards.

Digital Leaders is a nationwide programme to promote effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities. The independent shortlist recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors – chosen from 500 initial entries.

The Career Colleges Trust project has been shortlisted for the Cross Sector Digital Collaboration category. Working in partnership with AWS, the Samaritans and a number of sports organisations, students from four Career Colleges across the country were challenged to develop a digital solution to support the mental and physical wellbeing of young people. This hugely successful project not only helped the students to develop their technical skills, but also gave them experience of working on a real life industry project.

The public can now vote for their preferred winners. Visit for the full list of finalists and to cast your votes.

Julia von Klonowski, Digital Director for the Career Colleges Trust, says:

“We are absolutely delighted to have our digital project recognised by such an influential and innovative body. Career Colleges works hard to embed excellent digital practice across our network. The partnership we have established with Amazon Web Services is of huge benefit to the students, the industry and the charities we are working with.

 “So many young people are not aware of the many career opportunities on offer within the digital industry. It’s an incredibly exciting place to be right now and we will continue with our work to not only prepare young people for employment within the digital industry but to enthuse and excite them.

 “Vote for us today and help our students gain the recognition they deserve for their amazing work. These young people are the future of our digital industry.”

 Russell Haworth, Chair of Digital Leaders, said:

“The Digital Leaders 100 list 2019 once again highlights the progress in digitally transforming the UK. Our community of Digital Leaders have shone a light on the many hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the nation’s digital transformation. It is fabulous to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own inclusive national programme and the growing importance of digital transformation on companies irrespective of size or sector.”

Robin Knowles, CEO of Digital Leaders, commented: “Our 7th Digital Leaders 100 published today reflects much of the fantastic work going on across the UK’s sectors. It’s a celebration of those leading change, but who are not perhaps household names yet.”


For more information about the Career Colleges Trust contact [email protected]

Information about the DL100

21 Cross-sector Judges for the DL100:

  • Russell Haworth, CEO, Nominet (Chair of Judges)
  • Emily Ackroyd, Director for Strategy & Engagement, Government Digital Service
  • Caron Alexander, Director of Digital Shared Services, Northern Ireland Government
  • Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet
  • Tim Cowell, CTO, Civica Digital
  • Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK
  • Gillian Docherty, CEO of DataLab
  • Tim Ebenezer, Director of Digital at Foundation SP
  • Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud
  • Karen Lewis, Director of Communities and Inclusion and Digital Leaders’ Digital Champion for Wales
  • Yatin Mahandru, AVP, New Markets, Head UK and Ireland Public Sector at Cognizant
  • Emma McGuigan, Global CTO, Accenture
  • Alison Mckenzie- Folan, Chief Executive, Wigan Council
  • Rachel Neaman, Digital Leaders Advisory Board
  • Linda O’Halloran, Head of Digital Collaboration Unit MHCLG
  • Jack Parsons, CEO, Big Youth Group
  • Maggie Philbin, CEO TeenTech
  • Lesley Seary, CEO, Islington Council
  • Elizabeth Vega, Global CEO of Informed Solutions
  • Nigel Watson, CIO, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Nick Williams, MD Commercial and Consumer, Lloyds Banking Group


The Awards

The final list order and category winners will be announced at the DL100 Awards Dinner on 20 June 2019. To vote in the DL100 and find out more, go to:

About the Digital Leaders 100

Each year’s list is created from nominations submitted by members of the 120,000 strong Digital Leaders Community before being shortlisted by the DL100 judges, who are often members of the Digital Leaders Advisory Board.

 This year’s list is the 7th cohort to join the alumni of previous winners that now numbers over 400 leaders from Government, Enterprise, startups and charities. These former members stay in touch, network and learn from each other through participation in the DL100 Club.

Find out more visit or follow #DL100 or #digileaders on Twitter

 About Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders is a global initiative that has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors promoting effective, long-term digital transformation. Our community of 120,000 senior leaders are involved in leveraging technology to promote economic growth, increase social well-being and narrow social gaps.

 To find out more visit or follow Digital Leaders on Twitter: @DigiLeaders


Full Digital Leaders 100 List (grouped by category)

Digital Charity          

  • Action for Children
  • Best Beginnings
  • Chasing the Stigma
  • East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
  • Founders4Schools
  • Foundervine
  • Innovate Trust
  • Scope
  • Scottish Book Trust fonte dell’articolo
  • Tech Manchester


Digital Council          

  • Adur and Worthing Councils
  • Ashford Borough Council
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • LB Hackney
  • Leeds City Council
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • Nailsea Town Council
  • Newcastle City Council


Digital SME

  • gy
  • CybSafe
  • Glow New Media Ltd
  • Homelync
  • Jadu
  • mHabitat
  • Pickr
  • PlanSnap
  • Therapy Box
  • Zipabout


Cross Sector Digital Collaboration

  • 100% Digital Leeds, Good Things Foundation
  • Blue Badge Digital Service, Department for Transport
  • AWS Mental and Physical Wellbeing Project 2019, By Career Colleges Trust
  • Discovery with Three and Lewisham Council, Three UK
  • HMCTS: Face-to-Face Assisted Digital Support, Good Things Foundation
  • Leaving Well, Social Finance
  • National Fraud Initiative, Cabinet Office
  • RNIB In Your Pocket, O2 Business
  • Southend TechCityOnSea, Enterprise4Good Group
  • The CivTech® Programme, Scottish Government


Digital Public Service Innovation

  • 111 online, NHS Digital
  • AutonoMe
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary website development, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Find a job, DWP Digital
  • National Record Locator (NRL), NHS Digital
  • One Stop Shop for Regulation, Ofqual
  • SentrySIS at Durham Constabulary, Durham Constabulary
  • Somerset Digital Skills Talent Academy, Somerset Libraries, Somerset County Council
  • StartWell SingleView of a Child, Wigan Council
  • GovTech Catalyst, Government Digital Service


Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative

  • Digital Growth, GC Business Growth Hub
  • GDS Academy, GDS / Digital, Data and Technology Profession
  • The ‘Welcome’ Customer Service revolution, neatebox
  • Brixton Finishing School, Brixton Finishing School
  • Our Social Media Marketing training for mothers, Digital Mums
  • iamtheCODE
  • Universal Credit Get Online! Campaign, Northern Ireland Department for Communities, and Northern Ireland Department of Finance
  • Connecting Lives, Deafblind UK
  • The One Digital partnership, One Digital (hosted by Age UK)
  • Get Online, Chorley Council


AI Innovation

  • AIMEE (Automatic Intelligent Multi-feature Extraction Engine), IMGeospatial
  • Always ON, Streetbees
  • Arcus Answer, Arcus Global Ltd
  • MXX Edite Suite AI, MXX
  • NCC Adult Social Care Chatbot by Newcastle City Council
  • OBRIZUM®, CamBioscience Limited
  • Scaled Insights EMEA Ltd, IMC Business Architecture
  • Tencent & Medopad AI for Parkinson’s disease, Medopad
  • Hermes ChatBot, Hermes
  • Goods-to-Person Robotics, Orderwise


Healthtech Innovation         

  • Artificial Intelligence Based Skin Cancer Checks, Skin Analytics
  • Automated transcription and language analysis software to identify children with developmental language disorder, Therapy Box
  • Cancer Central
  • Heathside Telehealth Programme, Wigan Council
  • Liva Healthcare
  • MendelApp – The world’s most powerful search engine for hard-to-diagnose patients, Mendelian
  • MyCare Patient Portal , Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • MySense
  • Virti
  • Online Bereavement Counselling Service, Sue Ryder


Young Digital Leader           

  • Rachel Batchelor, Epilepsy Positivity
  • Dominic Chapman, Stemx & Social Chaps
  • Anthony Collias, Stasher
  • Jack Culpan, Sponsor My Society
  • Jon Edwards, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Leon Ifayemi, SPCE
  • Eishel Quinn, Sustainably
  • Andrea Rodrigues, Ada. National College for Digital Skills
  • Molly Watt, Molly Watt Talks
  • Kirstie Wilkins, Deloitte


Digital Leader

  • Alex Wrottesley, Ordnance Survey
  • Catriona Macaulay, Scottish Government
  • Dave Vincent, Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Darren Curry, NHS Healthcare – Public Sector
  • Margaret Whoriskey, Scottish Government
  • Mariéme Jamme, IamtheCode Foundation
  • Maryvonne Hassall, Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Sam Shah, NHS England
  • Seyi Akiwowo, Glitch
  • Vanessa Atkinson, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust