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Congratulations to our award-winning #Glosbiz partners!

6 October 2017

We were delighted once again to sponsor the Growth Business of the Year category in the 2017 Gloucestershire Business Awards, and join 700 business representatives at Cheltenham Racecourse to celebrate the annual high-point of the county business calendar. 

Stonehouse-based recruitment solutions group, Passionate About People, took home the Growth Business of the Year Award, in recognition of its business expansion over the last few years, with GC Vice Principal Sue Steed presenting the award to the deserved team.

We were also delighted to see three of our employer partners receive awards: Glevum Windows, iPipeline and Complete Utilities. 

19-year-old Millie Vaughan from Lydney has recently started her intermediate accounting apprenticeship with Business of the Year, Glevum Windows, and over the next year will study for her Level 2 Certificate in Accounting (AAT), English and maths qualifications, whilst working at one of the largest independent installers of conservatories, doors and windows in the South West. 

We have also trained several other apprentices for Glevum Windows over the years, with Assessor Alex Boyce saying: “Glevum provides excellent support for all GC apprentices; they allow the opportunity to move around the business and complete complex tasks, as well as ‘stretching and challenging’ apprentices towards reaching their true potential.”

25-year-old Kiefer Sanchez from Cheltenham, meanwhile, has been working as an IT Apprentice for iPipeline, winner of the Best Place to Work Award, since 2016. His Training Co-ordinator Liz Scott said: “Congratulations to iPipeline on their well-deserved award win. I know Kiefer would agree, and is on target to achieve in his apprenticeship next year.

“iPipeline is an incredibly supportive employer and Kiefer is given every opportunity to develop his skills at work, and this reflects his progression to date.”

18-year-old Callum McDowell from Coleford is currently doing his second year of the Level 2 Civil Engineering Highways Apprenticeship at Complete Utilities, the Gloucester-based utilities specialist whose Contracts Manager, Gareth Yardley, won Young Business Person of the Year.

Training Co-ordinator Maria Brown says she is not surprised one of their employees won the Young Business Person of the Year Award as they “ensure employees have access to additional training and support needed to reach their full potential”. The business is growing rapidly and will be taking on two more apprentices later this year.

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