With just over one week to go until nominations close for the Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2018, another local business has come on board as a category sponsor. Training for Business are a training provider who offer a host of apprenticeships in a diverse range of areas and professions. With Leicester’s business community thriving and continuing to grow, apprenticeships play a key role in many of the region’s most successful companies.
With this in mind, sponsoring the ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ was a natural decision. Something Charlotte Moreland, the Managing Director at the Training for Business was keen to explain further. She said: “With over 30 years’ experience working with employers for their apprenticeship needs, we wanted to sponsor the ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year’ category to celebrate the fantastic apprentices and their employers locally. These are the individuals and organisations that fly the flag and spread the message for the incredible benefits that apprentices can bring to individuals and employers alike and whom deserve this recognition.”
The awards provide a place for all aspects of business success to be acknowledged and Charlotte highlighted what their company does to support the region’s business community. “We contribute towards the region’s business community through already being active in Leicestershire and in the East Midlands region in supporting employers with their staffing and training need and for recruiting new apprentices for businesses too. In addition, Training for Business is particularly passionate about supporting young people to get on the career ladder and our region has a hot bed of fantastic businesses that we are able to work with, contributing to building more skilled workforces and increasing job opportunities for the future in Leicestershire. The key focus for us in the coming year is to grow our networks and further promote apprenticeships for all businesses in the local area”
Nominations for this year’s awards will close on 12 January when category sponsors will then be tasked with drawing up the shortlisted finalists before the winners are announced at the glittering black-tie ceremony on 12 April at the city’s Maher Centre.
Finalists will be welcomed by a Champagne reception before enjoying a delicious three-course meal. Following this the awards will be presented to the deserving winners with nominated finalists discovering if they will scoop one of the coveted awards.