Employees and employers honoured at Nelson and Colne awards ceremony
Some of the top businesses in Lancashire celebrated at the Nelson and Colne College Business Awards, which recognise the best in apprenticeship good practice.[caption id="attachment_22111" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="300"] Outstanding business of the year: Hycrome (Europe) Ltd[/caption]
During the event, awards were presented to young apprentices, whose motivation and drive brings youthful vigour to their organisation.
The event also recognised adult learners, whose enhanced skills, coupled with their considerable experience, drive business forward.
Companies whose investment in apprentices has boosted their profits and productivity, and who have shown on-going commitment to the training of their workforce were also honoured, in recognition of the contribution they have made to the regeneration of the area.
BBC’s Tony Livesey, who presented the prizes on the evening said: “It was a real privilege to be invited back to the College that gave me such a start in life, 33 years after I first walked through the doors. I was immediately impressed with the air of professionalism surrounding the business awards. It is obviously an occasion that the local business community take very seriously.
“The winners all had inspirational back stories and I was most encouraged that those who are in a position to help learners of all ages were not only present but supportive, enthusiastic and full of encouragement.”
Full list of winners:
Business Administration Eylem Agac - employed at Utility Renewals Ltd - Young Apprentice of the Year – Business and Administration Levi Sarchet - employed at Ashberry – Young Apprentice of the Year Beth Stone - employed by Neville Gee – Young Apprentice of the Year – Business and Administration
Catering and Hospitality Harry Dunne, employed by the Staff of Life Inn - Young Apprentice of the Year – Catering and Hospitality - Staff of Life Inn Chris Terry, employed by the Fence Gate Inn – Young Apprentice of the Year – Catering and HospitalityChild Care Abbey Milne, Brook Farm Children’s Nursery – Young Apprentice of the Year – Child Care
Engineering and Manufacturing Adam Robinson, employed by Service United Limited - Young Apprentice of the YearHairdressing and Barbering Lucy Chadwick, employed at Touch Hair and Beauty – Young Apprentice of the Year Liam Hogan, employed by Image Hair Studio – Young Apprentice of the Year – Hairdressing and Barbering Sian Simpson, employed at Steven John – Young Apprentice of the Year –Hairdressing
Health and Social Care Victoria Fatz, employed by Bank Hall Care Home – Young Apprentice of the Year – Health and Social Care
Adult Apprentices and Work-based Learners
Accounting Zoe Greaves, employed by Daisy Group PLC – Work-based Learner of the Year – Accounting
Business and Administration Ann Hodson, employed at Calico Homes Limited – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Business and Administration
Catering and Hospitality Joanne Akin, employed by Wilpshire Golf Club – Adult Apprentice of the Year - Catering and Hospitality Karen Gallagher, employed by Cornholme Junior, Infant and Nursery School – Work-place Learner of the Year – Catering and Hospitality
Child Care Amy East, employed by Walton Lane Nursery School– Work-based Learner of the Year – Child Care
Customer Service Lynn Hackett, employed by East Lancs Hospitals Trust – Adult Apprentice of the Year - Customer Service
Engineering and Manufacturing Max Bridges, employed by Standel Dawman Limited - Adult Apprentice of the Year – Engineering Robert Whitham, employed by R.Nuttall and Co – Work-based Learner of the Year – Engineering
Hairdressing and Barbering Stuart Craig, employed at Fadez Barbers – Adult Apprentice of the Year- Hairdressing and Barbering
Health and Safety Wendy Huntriss, working for Training 2000 – Work-based Learner of the Year – Health and Safety
Health and Social Care Joy Taylor, employed by Lawwood Limited – Work Based Learner of the Year – Health and Social Care Catherine Waddington, employed by Sevacare – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Health and Social Care
Management David Alexander, employed at Pendle Borough Council – Work-based Learner- Management Daniel Rogan, employed at Accrington PALS Primary Health Care Centre – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Management
Retail Angela Bacigalupo, employed by Aston Pharmacies – Work-based Learner of the Year – RetailSupporting Teaching and Learning Ben Rainbird – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Supporting Teaching and Learning - Alder Grange Community Technology School
Employer of the Year
Accounting Daisy Group Ltd – Accounting Employer of the Year
Business and Administration Ashberry - Business and Administration Employer of the Year
Catering and Hospitality Fence Gate Inn - Catering and Hospitality Employer of the Year
Child Care Brook Farm Children’s Nursery - Child Care Employer of the Year
Engineering and Manufacturing Hycrome (Europe) Limited - Engineering and Manufacturing Employer of the Year
Hairdressing and Barbering OMD hairdressing, Burnley - Hairdressing Employer of the Year
Health and Social Care Castle Supported Living Ltd - Health and Social Care Employer of the Year
For Long-standing Commitment to Apprenticeships at Nelson and Colne College Boundary Mill – A long-standing commitment to Apprenticeships East Lancashire Health Care Trust – A long-standing commitment to Apprenticeships Pendle Borough Council – A long-standing commitment to Apprenticeships
Young Apprentice of the Year 2013 Levi Sarchet of Ashberry and Beth Stone of Neville Gee
Adult Apprentice of the Year 2013 Lynn Hackett from East Lancs Hospitals Trust.
Work-based Learner of the Year 2013 Zoe Greaves of Daisy Group PLC
Employer of the Year 2013 Hycrome (Europe) Ltd