Apprentices and employers celebrated at B&FC awards
Published on 12/02/2021 by DTHACK
The awards were hosted by Rock FM's Joel Ross, and Blackpool and The Fylde College's principal and chief executive Bev Robinson, with executive director for B&FC for Business Linda Dean.
Awards highlighted the achievements of both employers and apprentices during a challenging year.
Bev said: "Technical and professional education is invaluable to the economy and provides the skills knowledge and behaviours that employers need to drive their business forward.
"And pivotal to this, is the apprenticeship programme and apprentices and their employers in particular.
"The Apprenticeship Awards ceremony is our opportunity to recognise the exceptional achievements of both apprentices and their employers; to both congratulate and thank them."
Apprentice of the Year (STEM)
- Winner: Declan Ellis from Wilcox Limousines
- Second place: William Bamber from Cleveleys Tyres
Apprentice of the Year (non-STEM)
- Winner: Elle Barnett from Headstart
- Second place: Olivia Cordingly from Wyre Borough Council
Higher Apprentice of the Year
Lauren Thornborough from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
SME Employer of the Year
NIS Integrated Limited
Large Employer of the Year
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Anthony Jacobs, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
- Winner: Lauren Thornborough from Blackpool Teaching Hospital
- Runners-up: Michelle Walker from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, and Emma Worth from Blackpool Council
Nominations now open for 2022 awards
To nominate an exceptional employer or ambitious apprentice for the 2022 awards, go to apprenticeshipawards.blackpool.ac.uk.
Learn more about apprenticeships with B&FC
Apprenticeships are ideal for every organisation. They either help you upskill colleagues or hire new ones to fill skills gaps.
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.