Alliance Learning Annual Awards Evening 2016
The awards ceremony, which recognises and rewards the hard work and commitment of learners and the businesses that support them, was this year held at Alliance Learning’s Head Office in Horwich.
The awards were attended by members of the Board of Trustees, the Mayoress of Bolton, representatives from Bolton Hospice, event sponsors MBDA UK Ltd and local businesses as well as the learners and their families.
Alliance Learning Chair of Trustees, Diana Morton, hosted the ceremony this year and Chief Executive Julie Robinson presented the awards within each of the 16 categories on the night.
The highlight of the awards evening is the much coveted ‘Apprentice of the Year 2016’ award, which recognises the person who has shown exceptional commitment to their training programme throughout 2015/16.
This year the award was presented to Neal James Wareing from Kerax Ltd.
Other worthy winners on the night included:
Business Administration Apprentice Award - Shannon Leeson from Rutronik UK Ltd
Childcare Apprentice Award - Nicola Brett from First Steps Nursery
Health & Social Care Apprentice Award - Alex Clare from Creative Support
Electrical Engineering Apprentice Award - Neal James Wareing from Kerax Ltd
Mechanical Engineering Apprentice Award - Michael Smith from Movetech UK
Fabrication & Welding Apprentice Award - Shaun Jones from Systems Power
Technical Engineering Apprentice Award - Elizabeth Podda from Krones UK Ltd
Dental Nursing Apprentice Award - Jessica Adamson from Bryn Dental Practice
E-Learning Award - Amanda Buckley
Community Award - Mark Smith from Alliance Learning
Progression Award - Craig Davenport from Transport Training Acadmey
Company Award for Training & Development - MBDA UK Ltd
Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships - Gareth Humphreys MBE
Alliance Learning Employee of the Year Award - Stephen Low
Speaking at the end of the night, Chief Executive of Alliance Learning, Julie Robinson, concluded:
"It has been a truly fantastic year for the 50th anniversary of our organisation – we have received many awards including SME of the Year for Bolton and Bury, made the finals of two further award ceremonies and gained Investors in People Gold accreditation. We were successfully re-accredited for The Matrix Standard for IAG and held some of our biggest events in the history of the organisation. Thank you to everyone who has supported us – our Board of Trustees, the businesses we work with and the learners we support through their training. I’d also like to thank all this evening’s winners for their hard work. Without them this evening would not be possible.”