The Collaborative holds an annual Celebration of Achievement event. This is hosted each year at one of the two secondary school – Kirkby High School and All Saints Catholic High School. The purpose of the Celebration is to celebrate the achievements of over 100 pupils from the family of sixteen schools. Each school nominated a number of pupils to receive an award. The award winners are the stars of our rolling banner photographs on the Collaborative website.
This year the fifth celebration was held at All Saints Catholic High School.
All Saints students entertained the audience with two stunning performances. First there were excerpts from the School production – Little Shop of Horrors. This was followed by a Year 8 dance performance—Homeless ( Music by Leona Lewis and choreography by Year 11 student Georgia Cowin ).
The guest of honour was Steve Granite.
Steve is a former student of All Saints and St Joseph the Worker. Steve has 20 years’ experience in the Logistics industry. Since his appointment as Managing Director at Abbey Logistics in 2009, he has designed, implemented and led their strategy to diversify the business from being a UK liquid tanker company into a European Logistics provider.
In 2010 Abbeys achievements were recognised when they were awarded Motor Transport Haulier of the Year and again in 2014.
Abbey now employ over 400 people across 9 UK bases operating 300 trucks and 400 trailers with an annual turnover of £45m. Steve also takes an active role in developing relationships with schools and the logistics industry to help attract young people to Logistics. He devised and developed the ‘Think Logistics’ initiative, which is an industry led consortium that will deliver mentoring sessions to over 1000 young people per year and lead to an increased awareness of Logistics and apprenticeships. He is a member of the RHA Northern Council, a Judge for the Motor Transport awards and most importantly the Chair of the All Saints Catholic High School ‘Local Advisory Board’.