Worcestershire businessman receives National Award

On Tuesday evening at the Association for Physical Education’s (afPE) Annual Conference Dinner, held at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park, Andrew Frapwell was presented with the ‘Award for Leadership & Influence.

Andrew who is the founder and owner of af Thinking & Learning Company Ltd., based in Wychbold, was both surprised and extremely honoured.

“To be recognised by fellow colleagues in this way is both humbling yet very gratifying” “You try and make a difference to fellow teaching professionals and support their work in providing the best possible experience for children and young people in schools and you don’t think about awards”

The Award was presented to Andrew by Sue Wilkinson afPE’s Strategic Lead and he was nominated by Eileen Marchant MBE, JP and Steve Caldecott who is Head of Quality at UCFB and carries out school and college inspection work for Ofsted Inspection).

The nominations drew attention to Andrew’s vast experience across the sector, and his innovative work on Assessing without Levels in schools. In addition the reach and impact of his work on teachers and coaches was highlighted since 1996 when he led the PGCE Secondary PE Course at the University of Worcester.


You don’t win Awards like this by doing stuff on your own.  Some people throw bricks at you, some people give you bricks – some help, some don’t, but they all contribute to the foundations for success

Award Information: Award for Leadership & Influence
To be awarded for making a difference at regional/national level

afTLC host UK goverments’ national training program Aeromet International Plc

Aeromet International is a global leader in the supply of castings to the Aerospace, Defence and Autosport Industries. Aeromet has 3 Foundries situated in Worcester, Rochester & Sittingbourne and employ 260 people.

They recently teamed up with Sharing in Growth UK Ltd participating in an engaging training event hosted at The Stables Conference & Meeting Venue in Wychbold, Worcestershire.

Simon Forster of Sharing in Growth training team said: “It is important to source venues that are well lit with natural light, located away from the workplace in quiet comfortable surroundings and where a bespoke quality service including good food is provided. The Stables venue in Wychbold met all those requirements and more.”

It’s such a pleasure to have so great customers! Thank you for your feedback. You can also read an article about Aeromet visiting The Stables on Worcester News website by clicking here.

Exhibiting at Worcester Business Expo – 6th Oct

af Thinking & Learning Company Ltd are exhibiting at the forthcoming Worcester Expo on Thursday 6th October 2011 to be held at the Worcester Rugby Club. They will be displaying images and promoting deals for their recently finished Conference & Meeting Venue, The Stables. Anyone who books an event, meeting or conference on the day will receive a 15% discount if numbers booked are a minimum of 8 people and this minimum number attend.

The Stables is conveniently situated a short distance from junction 5 of the M5 and is already attracting a variety of clientele and outstanding testimonials for services provided. The Worcestershire Association of Governors hold their meetings in the tranquil surroundings and the venue is also valued by the Droitwich Spa Business Forum, whose last guest speaker was Peter Luff MP. Other clients include the Association for Physical Education and Tacklesport.

Please come along and meet the owners. We look forward to making your acquaintance. Click here for details of the Worcester expo.