19th Mar, 2013 | Employer News
Some of the top businesses in East Lancashire celebrated in style at the Fence Gate Inn on Thursday 14th March, as they attended the Nelson and Colne College Business Awards.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from 11-15th March and so there couldn’t be a better time to celebrate and acknowledge the benefits that further training can make to a person’s career and the added value that this can bring to the company they work for.
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 East Lancashire area.
On arrival, guests enjoyed a Bucks Fizz reception with sumptuous canapés created by the Fence Gate especially for the occasion. They also had the chance to mingle with other special guests, including the Mayor of Pendle, Councillor Asjad Mahmood and Mrs. Samina Khan, and a number of eminent business people from the region.
The College was also thrilled that BBC Breakfast presenter Tony Livesey, who is a former pupil of the College, was able to attend and present the awards. Tony talked about his pride in the area of East Lancashire and how it is a great place to live and work – a sentiment echoed throughout the awards. He then went on to announce the winners of the awards offered.
BBC Presenter Tony Livesey, who kindly 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.”
“This ought to be a real fixture in Pendle. If just one life is changed for the better because of these awards then surely that’s justification enough for a successful return for the Business Awards 2014!”
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
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 Hospitality
Abbey Milne, Brook Farm Children’s Nursery – Young Apprentice of the Year – Child Care
Adam Robinson, employed by Service United Limited – Young Apprentice of the Year – Engineering
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
Victoria Fatz, employed by Bank Hall Care Home – Young Apprentice of the Year – Health and Social Care
Zoe Greaves, employed by Daisy Group PLC – Work-based Learner of the Year – Accounting
Ann Hodson, employed at Calico Homes Limited – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Business and Administration
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
Amy East, employed by Walton Lane Nursery School– Work-based Learner of the Year – Child Care
Lynn Hackett, employed by East Lancs Hospitals Trust – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Customer Service
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
Stuart Craig, employed at Fadez Barbers – Adult Apprentice of the Year- Hairdressing and Barbering
Wendy Huntriss, working for Training 2000 – Work-based Learner of the Year – Health and Safety
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
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
Angela Bacigalupo, employed by Aston Pharmacies – Work-based Learner of the Year – Retail
Ben Rainbird – Adult Apprentice of the Year – Supporting Teaching and Learning – Alder Grange Community Technology School
Daisy Group Ltd – Accounting Employer of the Year
Ashberry – Business and Administration Employer of the Year
Fence Gate Inn – Catering and Hospitality Employer of the Year
Brook Farm Children’s Nursery – Child Care Employer of the Year
Hycrome (Europe) Limited – Engineering and Manufacturing Employer of the Year
OMD hairdressing, Burnley – Hairdressing Employer of the Year
Castle Supported Living Ltd – Health and Social Care Employer of the Year
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
Levi Sarchet of Ashberry and Beth Stone of Neville Gee
Lynn Hackett from East Lancs Hospitals Trust.
Zoe Greaves of Daisy Group PLC
Hycrome (Europe) Ltd