The EN:Able Futures team recently enjoyed a fantastic evening at the annual G4C Awards Ceremony in Leeds. We were delighted to be ‘headline’ sponsors for the prestigious event and were joined by some of our business partners and apprentices to celebrate the successes of last year's activities. It was great to see so many people turn out to support G4C and the young professionals who are working across the UK in construction and the built environment, striving to support a world-leading industry which is collaborative, inclusive, sustainable and innovative.
We were proud to continue our 5-year award ‘winning’ track record, with our very own Bryn Roberts scooping-up the ‘Technical Apprentice of the Year 2018’ award and Jack Hopkinson achieving ‘Highly Commended’ in the Trade Apprentice of the Year category. Each category was extremely competitive and we are extremely proud of the hard work, great attitudes, and fantastic achievements that led to their awards.
Both Bryn and Jack were nervous on the night, but absolutely delighted with the results. Bryn ‘couldn’t believe it’ and has enjoyed all the recognition from his colleagues since scooping the award, commenting that he is now able to offer an ‘award winning brew!’ We look forward to hearing more from Bryn and Jack in future editions as they move forward in what we know are going to be successful careers.
We are keen to thank NPS Barnsley who have proven to be excellent ‘hosts’ for both Bryn and Jack, offering them quality support and exciting projects to work on, including the prestigious £170m Barnsley Town Centre regeneration. NPS delivers a comprehensive and flexible range of property services across the UK and we are privileged to be working with them in Barnsley- our ‘alliance’ with them has really helped us work towards our shared goal of supporting young people and providing them access quality apprenticeships.
We were also very pleased that Karen Temple, Managing Director for NPS Barnsley, could join in the celebrations on the night. She is a fantastic ambassador for Barnsley, NPS's joint venture with Barnsley Council, the alliance with EN:Able Futures, and all we have achieved together. She was very proud of both Bryn and Jack’s awards, and commented that EN:Able Future's support has offered NPS a ‘consistent provision of first class candidates’ for their apprenticeships, delivering local opportunities, for local young people, using local providers.