The Training 2000 Engineering Awards saw around 150 apprentices, trainers and businesses celebrate their achievements throughout the last 12 months at the annual event.
With awards recognising the hard work of apprentices, businesses and staff towards developing the engineers of the future, the ceremony took place in the grand surroundings of the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors, Friday 8th April.
Brothers, Sam and Liam Moffatt, won the majority of the awards for James Cropper PLC for the high standard of the work completed last year. Sam is in the 2nd year of his Apprenticeship and Liam is now in his 3rd year, both doing Mechanical Maintenance. Sam and Liam’s father Roger has worked for James Cropper for 16 years.
List of the Awards Sam and Liam received:
1st year Apprentice of the year
1st Year Fitting Apprentice of the year
1st Year health and Safety Award Behavioural Safety Team involvement
FE Btec National Certificate – Manufacturing Award
Glyn Gannon, Maintenance Manager at James Cropper Paper, said: “Congratulations to Sam and Liam on their achievements. The evening was another great success and rewarding for all concerned.”
Hosted by the 97.4 Rock FM Breakfast Show’s Darryl Morris, the event included an opening address from Training 2000 CEO Steve Gray, who marked the organisations 50th year by taking invited guests through the past half-century, utilising press cuttings and photos. This was followed by a presentation from a Training 2000 apprentice working at Rolls Royce Barnoldswick about how his apprenticeship has developed him, and success in the WorldSkillsUK competition. The awards were presented by Blackburn with Darwen Council Chief Executive and Training 2000 board member Harry Catherall. Also during the night donations were made towards Rock FM’s Cash for Kids charity, with the event raising over £550.