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Slimbridge's Learning & Engagement Manager Wins Outstanding Contribution Award

We are proud to announce Slimbridge's Learning & Engagement Manager, Sue Belej, won the Outstanding Contribution Award in the 2022 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards.

Handpicked by the category sponsor, Harrison Clark Rickerbys solicitors, the all-new SGGLA Outstanding Contribution Award 2022 went to Sue Belej, who has worked at Slimbridge for 22 years.

As Learning and Engagement Manager, Sue has welcomed thousands of children of all ages to Slimbridge; delivering talks, events and educational sessions to teach them about our wonderful wetlands and help them to connect with nature.


Sue has been instrumental in Slimbridge’s recent achievement of the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality badge, endorsed by the Department of Education.

Sue Belej said:

This is for my team. We are there to help the children who visit have a really good time, and it’s a joy and privilege to be able to do so.

The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at Cheltenham’s DEYA Brewing Company, where the taproom was transformed into a striking events space by SGGLA events partners, Oasis Events and PR Production Services.


Slimbridge were also finalists in the Family Day Out of the Year category, for which we won in 2021, 2019 & 2018!