Last night, we celebrated the outstanding achievements of multi-academy trusts and organisations across the country at our MAT Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony and gala dinner highlighted the significant impact trusts and organisations have had on pupils, staff, and their communities. With over 350 guests in attendance, the evening was filled with joy and celebration.

The awards ceremony and gala dinner were an opportunity to highlight achievements and demonstrate the impact trusts have had on pupils, staff, and community. We had more than 300 guests in attendance which ensured plenty of celebrations!

Sam Garner did an excellent job of hosting the event and guiding us through the 16 categories including MAT of the year, wellbeing trust of the year, product of the year and the lifetime achievement award.

A huge thank you to everyone who made the event possible; our partners, judges, sponsors, guests, and, of course, our shortlisted trusts and winners. We can’t wait to see you again next year!

Congratulations to our 2024 winners!

 For comments from the judges, check out the winners page

  • CEO of the year: Emma Wigmore, Vine Schools Trust
  • CFO of the year: Paul Scaife, Embark Federation
  • Community trust of the year: Oasis Community Learning
  • Company of the year: iAM Compliant
  • Digital innovation award: Chiltern Learning Trust
  • Environmental trust of the year: Astrea Academy Trust
  • Governance professional of the year: Cathy Brown, The Mead Educational Trust
  • Inclusivity award: Oasis Community Learning
  • MAT of the year: North Star Community Trust
  • Product of the year: The Student Voice
  • Staff development award: Albany Learning Trust
  • Transformation and impact award: Flying High Trust
  • Trust collaboration award: Bedrock Learning
  • Trust executive team of the year: Windsor Academy Trust
  • Wellbeing trust of the year: ASSET Education
  • Lifetime achievement award: Dame Maura Regan DBE OBE

Get ready for the 2025 awards

Nominations for the MAT Excellence Awards 2025 are open!Which category will you enter?