NCA Scoops a CUBO Award

In June of this year, NCA Director Julie Woodruff, was invited to the gala presentation of the CUBO Awards in Manchester.

NCA were put forward as nominees of this prestigious award as a result of our partnership working with the University of Manchester.

Our very successful and highly acclaimed bike recycling scheme, had resulted in over 600 students having access to a ‘pre-loved’ commuter bike.  In addition, students were able to attend cycle maintenance sessions to help keep it in tip top condition and purchase security locks at a discounted rate.

Ted Robbins was the compare for the evening and there were three nominees read out for each of the categories available. As the evening progressed, it was really fantastic and a lovely surprise to hear NCA’s name called out as the winner for the ‘BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR’ Award.

NCA Director, Julie Woodruff, and Alexander Clark, University of Manchester Environmental Officer, were absolutely thrilled to be presented with the award by Stuart Ross, Director of Sport, in recognition of the team’s efforts

Julie Woodruff said ‘This award will inspire our team of Instructors, cycle mechanics and volunteers onwards. It is in recognition of the hard work and effort they have all put in. Our primary aim is to make cycling the norm and to be accessible across the board. The NCA scheme is leading from the front and is going from strength to strength’

Launched in 2012, the CUBO Awards are a yearly event to recognise the achievements of those working within the higher education industry.

“The CUBO Awards have helped to raise the profile of both winners and entrants among key stakeholders, including Vice-Chancellors and university governing bodies. As the event grows and expands it will contribute to the growth of CUBO as it seeks to extend its networking and knowledge exchange across all UK Higher Education Institutions.”
Peter Church, pioneer of the CUBO Awards.


Business Partner of the Year Award for 2018
The judges are looking for a business partner who shows they have fully integrated into the universities they work with, with marked outputs in the delivery of high-quality services to enhance the student experience.

Business Partner of the Year