Our 2012 Celebration Event took place on Thursday 25th October at Edgeley Park in Stockport. Attended by learners who have completed qualifications over the past year and their employers, the event is an opportunity to congratulate their success. This year’s awards were presented by Salli White, L&D manager at Churchwood Finance Group, 2011’s Employer of the Year
As well as recognising the achievements of all our learners, we also have some “special” awards that recognise the exceptional contribution and hard work not only of learners but also employers and supervisors.The winners and runners-up, as well as those shortlisted were as follows:
Supervisor of the Year: Alan Hope (Payment Protection Refunds)
Runner-up: Daniel Nolan (The E-Word)
Other shortlisted supervisors: Michelle Norton (The Christie NHS Foundation Trust), Caroline Dakin (Bruntwood Estates), Kayleigh Baxter (Triangle Finance), Ross Buchanan (Cardea), Alan Hope (Payment Protection Refunds) and Mark Acton (Easi-Drive).
Employer of the Year: Bruntwood Estates
Other shortlisted employers: Revive Dental Care, The E-Word, Bruntwood, Bott & Co.
The Mark Aspinall Memorial Award: winner, Amy Lowe (Stockport Homes).
Runner Up: William Mainwaring (The E-Word).
Damar Achiever of the Year: Ciara Fletcher (Tonetech).
Runner-up: Jack Underwood (BASF).
Other shortlisted achievers: Tracey Cashman (Stepping Hill), Demi Crosbie (St Johns Buildings), Katy Tilston (St Johns Buildings), Megan Campbell (Revive Dental), Marta Gozdzik (Payment Protection Refunds), Jade Smith (The E Word), Will Mainwaring (The E Word), Talia Sykes (Virtual Human Resources).
The impact that apprenticeships can make on individuals and businesses comes across strongly in the words of Bill Quinn, Managing Director of Tonetech, employer of this year’s Achiever of the Year:
“Ciara’s training and aptitude have been invaluable for our business. So much so that I have been able to take a full week’s holiday for the first time in 3 years, leaving Ciara to manage the business on her own.”
Pictured below (l to r) are Jack Underwood, Ciara Fletcher, Alan Hope, Daniel Nolan and Amy Lowe.