Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards 2015 winners revealed

The achievements of local employers and their Apprentices have been recognised at the 2015 Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards.


The event was hosted by 2BR/ The Bee’s managing director Simon Brierley at Themis, the Apprenticeship and business training provision of Burnley College.

More than 200  business leaders celebrated alongside Apprentices as the eight award winners were announced.

Simon Jordan, director of Themis, said: “The Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards are our way of acknowledging the entrepreneurial skill, enthusiasm and commitment that is so prevalent in our local businesses. We are very proud to acknowledge this and applaud it.

"Each of our finalists represent exceptional success over the last 12 months and each share a can do attitude to really make things happen within the sector in which they operate."

Burnley-based aerospace manufacturer, Safran Aircelle was crowned winner of the judge's choice Themis Inspire and Achieve Award for their commitment to Apprenticeship and training programmes over the last 12 months.

Chris Plumb, managing director of Safran Aircelle, said: “I am delighted with the recognition of our Apprenticeship Scheme at the Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards. We have worked incredibly hard in conjunction with our partners, to establish a best in class scheme that develops future talent for Aircelle."

Other award winners included:

Apprentice of the Year Award

Winner: Megan Taylor, Contact Burnley, Burnley Borough Council

Trainee of the Year Award

Winner: Declan McKavett, Happy Faces Nursery

Inspiration Award

Winner: Chris and Andy Speakman, Speakman Contractors

Skills and Development Award

Winner: Silentnight

Apprenticeship Development Award

Winner: The Senator Group

 Inspiring the Future Award Winner: Sir John Thursby Community College