Awards Evening 2017…...
A Personal Thank You from all at #teamwebs
Another fabulous night was enjoyed by all at the annual Webs Apprentice Awards Evening 2017. The event was held on Friday the 14th of July, at the Village Hotel in Chilwell. Its purpose was to recognise the achievements of Apprentices & employers across the furniture manufacturing sector.
This is the 3rd year that Webs has celebrated the success of our apprentices & highlighted the contin-ued commitment of our employers and it truly give us great pleasure in holding the awards.
On behalf of everyone at Webs Training Ltd I would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us in celebrating the success of our amazing Apprentices………….Sammy Jones MD
WEBS staff are dedicated to ensuring that all Apprentices have a positive experience during their Apprenticeships at WEBS and watching them grow as individuals both personally and professionally makes our jobs worthwhile. Our recent FE Choices Learner Survey report, which many learners recently responded to, is testament to the fact that our guidance and support throughout the programme is valued and respected by our learners.
The evening started with an opening speech from Sammy Jones, the Managing Director at WEBS, who thanked the board for all their ongoing support and all the employers who invest in the skills and the development of their businesses and offer a fantastic mentoring of their apprentices. A tribute was paid to the apprentices themselves, who aspire to a fulfilling career, and work extremely hard to achieve their apprenticeships and be the best they can be, sometimes from a position of adversity.
Sammy reminded all that WEBS was inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and retained a grading of ‘Good’ in all areas underpinning and demonstrating WEBS commitment to delivering the highest standard of training and service.
Existing staff warmly welcome the following colleagues to the Webs family:
Joe Bryan (Training Officer for Upholstery and Soft Furnishings),
Aaron Stevenson (Teaching Assistant for Upholstery),
Sean Davey (Training Officer for Wood Machining).
Maggie Throup, Conservative MP for Erewash, kindly agreed to attend the event to congratulate the apprentices receiving recognition. Initially she spoke to those present about the importance of apprenticeships as a real alternative to sixth form or college, the value placed on them by the government and businesses and the need to encourage more women into the traditional trade sectors. Maggie later enjoyed congratulating each apprentice, handing them their individual certificates, awards and prizes. Maggie added “The apprentices were a great credit to themselves and to your organisation and were well deserving of the recognition they received.”
Joe Bryan, who, since his appointment in October of 2016 has taken the lead role of Apprentice Ambassador Co-ordinator welcomed three members of the WEBS Apprentice Ambassadors on stage:
Natalie Colgate, Sewing Apprentice (Welbeck House);
Jaxon Hardwick, Upholstery Apprentice (GSL Upholstery;
Adam Colbert Administration Apprentice (WEBS).
Each gave a heartfelt speech about their own personal experiences of apprenticeships . The Ambassadors have kindly agreed to support the work done in schools and at events to explain to young people the value they place around apprenticeships and opportunities they have had because of them. We look forward to working with them in their ambassadorial role making a positive impact on aspiring apprentices.
Ryan Poingdestre was recognised as Advanced Apprentice of the Year and Overall Apprenticeof the Year 2017. Ryan works for Kesslers International.
Well Done to Ryan, the award is well deserved! Jim Butler at Kesslers added “We at Kesslers are very proud of the success Ryan had at the WEBS awards event. The awards Ryan received are a fitting recognition of the tremendous work that Ryan has put in during his apprenticeship with Kesslers and WEBS. The apprenticeship has helped Ryan to become a highly skilled and valued member of the team here at Kesslers and has also helped him develop as an individual who now has the skills to develop an excellent career ahead.
Congratulations to Ryan and many thanks to the team at WEBS who have helped him achieve this success.”
WEBS would also like to extend our congratulations to all the runners up and the winners :
Jack Fogg, Wood Machinist of the Year of Chapel Joinery;
Sean Cash, Component Manufacturer of the Year of Permabond;
Ian Hitchcock, Upholsterer of the Year of Duresta;
Bethany Bacon, Soft Furnisher of the Year of Celebrity Motion Furniture;
Sean Bramwell, Installer of the Year of Reflective Designs;
Darron Marriott, Polisher of the Year of Gordon Ellis;
Andrew Brentnall, Business Administrator of the Year of The Salvo Group;
Leon Manning, Cabinet Maker of the year of Incite Interiors;
Hannah Coulson, Young Achiever of the Year of Furl; and
Mason Owen Ambitions Learner of the Year of Welbeck Frames.
‘Employer of the Year 2017’ was awarded to Celebrity Motion Furniture Ltd.
Wayne Hollis and Lorina Craddock of Celebrity are shown with their award to the left.
Employer ‘Special Recognition’ was awarded to Reflective Designs Ltd.
Finally thanks again to everyone who participated in making the evening a success and we wish all of our apprentices, past and present, a very
happy and successful career.
For those continuing in learning with us, we look forward to seeing you next year!