Businesses and their employees shine at Awards Ceremony

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!”

Young Apprentices

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 Hospitality

Child 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 Year – Engineering

Hairdressing 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 – Retail

Supporting 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

Special Awards

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

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