Business awards: William Davis Homes use last year’s win as driving force for sponsorship

Business awards: William Davis Homes use last year’s win as driving force for sponsorship


Last year’s Leicester Mercury Business Awards saw William Davis Homes among the winners as they proudly took home the award for Apprentice Employer of the Year.


Praised for their innovative in-house apprenticeship scheme which has been at the business’ core since its inception, the business who has been building beautiful developments throughout the Midlands for over 80 years, received a significant boost from the award win.


Now, the team at William Davis Homes is delighted to be experiencing the awards from the flipside, as they confirm their sponsorship of this year’s event.


It is thanks to William Davis Homes, who are Host Sponsors along with all our other sponsors, that the evening will welcome comedian Mark Dolan and Olympic medallist Gail Emms MBE to the stage as comperes.


And, it was their own triumph at the last year’s business awards, which influenced their sponsorship. The team at William Davis explained:


“Our win last year was a fantastic achievement and gave the company a real boost, especially as 2018 was a record year for the number of apprentices the company took on, including launching a brand-new apprenticeship for groundworkers.


“Because winning the award was so important to us, this year we felt we wanted to give something back and help to encourage the awards go from strength to strength. So, sponsorship seemed the perfect answer, meaning we can remain involved and show our support at the same time.”


With its HQ in Loughborough, William Davis Homes employs over 400 local people and is proud of its strong links with the county and the community.


An award-winning housebuilder in the region operating for over 80 years, the company is committed to creating communities that families can be proud of and has key ambitions to drive this further forward in 2019.


“The key focus for William Davis Homes over the coming year is sustainable growth whilst maintaining the outstanding quality of the homes and developments the company continues to build across the Midlands. Last year was phenomenal in terms of achievement,” said sales director, Stephen Rush.


“William Davis Homes was awarded HBF 5 Star accreditation for the third year in a row, the company then won the Leicester Mercury Apprentice Employer of the Year Award, followed by two national awards; Housebuilder magazine’s Best Training or Recruitment Initiative and What House? Bronze Award for Best Medium Housebuilder. The entire company was truly delighted to be recognised in this way and is committed to continuing to build beautiful homes for local families for many more generations to come.”


The glittering award ceremony itself will be returning to the Maher Centre on Thursday 11 April with a Champagne reception kicking off the proceedings at 6.30pm.   


For more information about the Leicester Mercury Business Awards, visit


Alternatively, you can contact Shannon Taylor at Champions (UK) plc on 01509 85 29 27 or email

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