Alumnus honoured in BASCA Gold Badge Award 2016

Nathan Timothy (BA Education with PE, 1996) has been honoured in this year’s Gold Badge Awards for inspiring and empowering a whole generation of children and young people through music.

The BASCA Gold Badge Awards honours those who have worked tirelessly to support the British songwriting and composing community. This year, Nathan shares the list with a glittering collection of creative individuals.

Crispin Hunt, BASCA Chairman, said:

“It is a great pleasure for BASCA to celebrate the creativity, inspiration, taste and genius included in this year’s list of Gold Badge Award recipients. Each of these remarkable individuals has helped shape the architecture of the music Britain loves in their own unique and significant way. For BASCA’s community of songwriters and composers to be able to congratulate and pay tribute to their influence in our profession at this joyous event is an honour. It’ll be a good one.”

From his work with award-winning children’s charity Beatbullying to setting up his own foundation The Songwriting Charity, Nathan has inspired and empowered a whole generation of children and young people through music.

Following a successful 11-year teaching career Nathan set up Bullybeat in 2007 – songwriting and music production workshops for children to express their thoughts on bullying and its effects. He then joined forces with the charity Beatbullying where he worked as their music manager and music practitioner.

In 2011 he set up the Nathan Timothy Foundation – The Songwriting Charity. Since its formation, the Songwriting Charity team have worked in hundreds of schools – working face to face with over 30,000 children – inspiring and engaging them to learn about music and feel good about themselves through the songwriting process.


The 2016 award ceremony took place on Monday 3rd October at The Savoy, London. Up to 320 guests attend to celebrate the achievements of twelve exceptional people.

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