SBTV founder Jamal Edwards MBE receives top award after former college nominates him

TOP AWARD: Jamal Edwards MBE

TOP AWARD: Jamal Edwards MBE

SELF-MADE British millionaire Jamal Edwards MBE has won the prestigious Associations of College’s Gold Award 2016 for Further Education Alumni.

The 25-year-old, who founded successful online youth channel SBTV, said receiving the honour was “humbling”.

“I’ve won so many awards but haven’t received anything like this before. It was humbling to be nominated by the college. I get so many emails from students saying they’ve gone on to study the course that I did. It’s so rewarding and satisfying.”

Alumni who have gone on to achieve notable success after leaving college are nominated for the award. The lucky recipient is picked by the Association of Colleges.

Edwards studied BTEC Media at Ealing Green College between 2006-2009. He launched his own YouTube Channel called SB.TV when he was 15, and is now a huge media figure within the industry, and one of the youngest people to receive an MBE.

Alongside Edwards, other Gold Award winners include; Star Wars actor John Boyega, former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman and TV presenter and radio DJ Reggie Yates.


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