Crowberry Consulting wins SME Employer at apprenticeship awards

The Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards was held on 31st March at the Mill Farm Sports Village to celebrate the success of apprenticeships and kick starters across the county.

Crowberry Consulting was the winner of the category SME Employer, for the county. As a Chorley based business, they have invested in apprenticeships for over 10 years offering a range of roles including Project Management, Digital Marketing, Business Administration and Team Leading.

Becky Toal, managing director, said: “We are proud to have offered a range of quality apprenticeships since 2012 working with various local colleges in the North West. In 2017 we were recognised by the National Apprenticeship Services as a Top 100 Employer of apprenticeship, and in 2020 we won the North West Regional SME Employer of Apprenticeships.

"We are also a Lancashire Skills Pledge signatory and a Society for the Environment Employer Champion to promote the professional skills in our sector. As a sustainability consultancy we believe in learning and development and continued professional development for all our staff, it’s a delight to have won this Lancashire award."

Nicola Adam, editor of Lancashire Post, said: "These awards celebrate those who have grasped the opportunity and bloomed within their chosen apprenticeship, setting a solid base for their future while playing an invaluable role within industry.

"All the finalists and winners have been carefully selected by an independent judging panel, including the Head of Business Development at Blackpool and Fylde College, Sarah Hall, representatives from the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub and Group Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Preston. Collectively the panel reviewed hundreds of nominations before selecting the winners and finalists."

There was a total of 12 categories on the night, and many local colleges were represented. The host for the evening was Jordan Williams.