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Notable Alumni

Kirklees College take great pride in the achievements of their students and over the years have amassed a number of distinguished alumni who are notable for a wide variety of different achievements. The College has been most distinguished by the achievements of its members in fields including politics, sports, fashion and mathematics to name a few.

Art & Design

Nafisa Tosh – Fashion Designer / Stylist worked for fashion labels including: Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Vogue, Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabanna and Christian Dior, and has worked with a host of stars such as Pharrell Williams, Keira Knightley, Rafa Nadal, Scarlett Johannson and Kate Winslet.

Lisa Wood (Tula Lotay) – Comic Artist for Marvel and DC

Andi Watson – Comic Artist / Children’s Author Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Marvel

Marcel Van Cleemput (Mr Corgi) – Toy designer worked for Corgi

Mel Elliot –Artist, Author


Christopher Bailey – Former CEO Burberry

Dean Hoyle – Entrepreneur and Chairman of Huddersfield Town Football Club

James Sommerville – VP Global Design Coca-Cola

Keith Hellawell – Former Chairman of Sports Direct

Larry Hirst – Former Chairman of IBM – Europe, Middle East and Africa

Sir David Brown – Engineer and Entrepreneur

Lawrence Tomlinson – Entrepreneur and owner of Ginetta Sports Cars

Mel Elliot – Entrepreneur – Owner ‘I LOVE MEL’


Anthony Flinn – Chef

Education, Research and Scholars

Leslie Fox – Mathematician and Oxford Scholar

David Saddler OBE – President of the Royal Astronomical Society


Tom Kilburn CBE – Computer Scientist and co-creator of the Manchester Mark 1 (one of the first ever computers)


Robin Esser – Former Editor of Sunday Express

Performing Arts (Acting, Music and Production)

Jodie Whittaker – Actress New Dr Who

Paula Lane – Actress Coronation Street

John Morell – TV Producer and Head of BAFTA *

Tish Simmonds – Comedienne

Justin Hawkins –Musician in the band the Darkness

DJ Q – Radio Presenter BBC6 Music / music producer

Gorden Kaye – Actor; Allo Allo, Porridge, Last of the Summer Wine, Coronation Street


Betty Boothroyd – Speaker in the House of Commons

Baroness Warsi – Lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords

Popular Culture

Steven Frayne (Dynamo) – Magician and TV star

Educating Yorkshire stars – Georgia, Sherridan and Hannah

Tish Simmonds – Vine star

David Spencer (iballisticsquid) – YouTuber with 4m subscribers

Public Services

Keith Hellawell – Former West Yorkshire Police Chief


Ed Clancy OBE – Triple Olympic Gold Medal Cyclist

Dean Hoyle – Chairman of Huddersfield Town Football Club

Tony Nicholson – Former Yorkshire and England Cricketer

Eddie Waring MBE – Rugby League Coach, Commentator and TV presenter

Kevin Booth – National Co-ordinator British Inclusive Golf

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