Apprentice Ashley's growing for gold

Published on 29/09/2020 by DTHACK

B&FC student success story Ashley Shooter has set his sights on another big win after being shortlisted for a prestigious business award.

Ashley is among nominees for the Made in Lancashire category of the Sub 36: Lancashire Business View Award.

He's no stranger to winning ways. Ashley was last year's Apprentice of the Year at Blackpool and The Fylde College.

"What sets Ashley apart is his commitment to all areas of the business," said Ashley's B&FC skills coach, Dee Flanagan.

"Ashley is a source of inspiration and has motivated the team to build their own knowledge around emerging technologies.

"He's improved productivity and germination success, whilst reducing waste for the business – which has been reflected in production growth rates."

Ashley completed his latest qualification – CMI Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship with his employer, Ingle's Dawndew Salad in Poulton-le-Fylde.

Of his studies, Ashley said: “I've been able to learn and teach my team about emerging technologies and how to implement them in the workplace - improving flexibility, infrastructure and efficiencies.

"Something that really helped me achieve this was the application of academic knowledge in my working environment.

"By reading leadership books such as ‘How To Win Friends and Influence People’ I was able to learn more about how to get the best out of team members while improving their job satisfaction."

The Sub36 awards recognise people aged under 36 excelling in business across the county. Ashley is one of four professionals shortlisted in the Made in Lancashire category – and he’ll find out if he’s crowned winner at the awards ceremony on 17 October.