A BOURNEMOUTH disability training charity is celebrating winning a “significant” accolade. 

The Crumbs Project’s chair Peter Jones MBE was honoured with the Education and Training Award at the Cateys 2024.  

Peter has been recognised for his dedication to improving the lives of adults with disabilities, neurodivergencies and mental health conditions through innovative hospitality-based training programmes.  

The judges praised Peter's consistent dedication to education and training, marking him as a deserving recipient of this year's award.  

He said: “The education and training awards are a profound honour that encapsulates my lifelong passion for hospitality education.  

“This recognition not only celebrates past achievements but also fuels my enthusiasm for the industry's future.  

“It reinforces my commitment to opening doors for those whose start in life is less fortunate than many, by helping them to build fulfilling careers and to live independently.  

“I'm deeply grateful for this acknowledgement and see it as a powerful platform to further amplify the vital work of The Crumbs Project, ensuring that the transformative power of education and training reaches those who need it most.”  

Judge David McKown added: “Peter is a giant of the education sector. His commitment to developing materials, publications, and a voice for the sector makes him a worthy winner.”