Preston’s College’s Employer Awards 2021 – Winners Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Preston’s College’s Annual Employer Awards are underway, and what better time to reveal the winners than in National Apprenticeship Week.

Principal and CEO, Lis Smith says: “Our Employer Awards recognise the contribution, impact and success of partner employers and organisations, and allow us to celebrate and promote the incredible work that they do in support of apprentices and our college community.

After what has been, and in many ways still is an incredibly challenging year, we would like to thank all of our employer partners as they have all shown great resilience and a remarkable level of support to our learners through what is a very unique moment in time.  However, there have been some real stand-out employers that have gone above and beyond what we could have ever expected of them.  College staff have been involved in nominating their stand out employers, and myself and our Head of Apprenticeships, Linzi Monks have had the privilege of choosing the winners, against a set of criteria.

I am delighted to announce the following winners for 2021.”

Exceptional Employer Award winners 2021 are:

  • Eric Wright Construction
  • Taylor Wimpey Plc
  • P Curley Construction Ltd
  • John Turner Construction Group Ltd
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Hair By Clare Ashton
  • Premier Hose Technologies
  • Leyland Trucks Ltd

Highly Commended Award winners 2021 are:

  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Impact Computing
  • North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • The Park Medical Practice
  • Lantei Ltd
  • Nederman Ltd
  • NHS Bolton Foundation Trust
  • Elaine Frances Clinical Aesthetics Ltd
  • Beauty 154
  • Jo & Cass Hair & Beauty
  • Bowker Motor Group
  • Baxi
  • GA Pet Food Partners
  • MRS Heat Transfer
  • Leach Structural Steelwork Ltd
  • VolkerInfra Ltd
  • Unipart Dorman UK
  • Ducati Preston
  • Fylde Borough Council
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Ravenscroft Group
  • Bethany House
  • Clayton Brook Dental
  • One Fylde
  • Martin J Kenyon, Dental Surgeons
  • J&M Joinery Ltd
  • Wainhomes
  • J Thompson Building Contractors
  • John Robinson Building Contractors Ltd
  • Brothers Of Charity Services

Linzi Monks, Head of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement adds: “it has been a real honour to have worked collaboratively with many of these incredible employers who truly have learner needs at the forefront of what they do. Many have been impacted by the pandemic but have continued to support their apprentices through this time.  Well done to all the 2021 winners.”

The ‘Exceptional Employer’ Award winners will each receive a special keepsake plaque and certificate which will be presented via Zoom by Lis Smith. ‘Highly Commended’ Award winners will also receive a certificate of recognition.


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