Devon finalists announced for Excellence in Business Training Awards

PUBLISHED: 14:57 06 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:57 06 January 2014

From left, Thomas Bennett, Steven Alford, Max Leach engineering apprentices (BD)

From left, Thomas Bennett, Steven Alford, Max Leach engineering apprentices (BD)


Devon businesses shine through as the finalists have been announced for the Excellence in Business Training Awards 2014 hosted by CCB.

Supported by Silicon Valley Bank, media support by Devon & Cornwall Media and Pirate FM, the awards has unveiled the list of finalists featuring some of the region’s leading businesses, including Cosmic, BD, Mill Hill Quarries and Interserve Construction.

The winners of the ten categories will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on 24th January 2014.

Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise businesses and individuals who demonstrate commitment and dedication to training across the South West.

Sally Foard, of CCB, says: “We’ve been very impressed with the standard of entries to this year’s awards.

“The judges have had a hard time choosing their winners and I’d like to thank all the companies from across the South West who took the time to submit nominations.”

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges made up of some of the region’s most experienced business professionals.

The ceremony will take place at The Atlantic Hotel Newquay on Friday 24th January, from 7pm. Anyone wishing to attend can purchase tickets for £60 each by calling 0800 731 7594 or by emailing

The finalists:

Outstanding Commitment to Training Large (250 plus employees)

Sponsored by Pirate FM

Cornwall Care

Cornwall Council

Cormac Solutions Ltd

Outstanding Commitment to Training Medium (51 – 249 Employees)

Sponsored by Cornwall Care

Blue Flame (Cornwall) Ltd

Cornish Mutual

Fit ‘n’ Fun Kids Ltd

Outstanding Commitment to Training Small (1 – 50 Employees)

Sponsored by Cormac Solutions Ltd

Logical Cleaning Solutions

Mill Hill Quarries

The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre

Outstanding Commitment to Apprenticeships

Sponsored by Skills Support for your Workforce, ESF Cornwall College


Blue Flame (Cornwall) Ltd


Commitment to Graduate Development

Sponsored by South West Water

Cormac Solutions Ltd

Ocean Housing Group Ltd

Source Energy

Individual Champion to Staff Development

Sponsored by Midas

Jill Carr – Pendennis Shipyard

Tracy Gay – Imerys

Paul Smith – Blue Flame (Cornwall) Ltd

Entrepreneur & New Business’ Commitment to Training

Sponsored by Cornwall Development Company

Brown Suga Hair Boutique

Etherington Meat Academy

Piece of Cake Consultancy

Commitment to Young People Development

Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

Fit ‘n’ Fun Kids Ltd

Interserve Construction

KCS Trade Print

Individual Achievement

Sponsored by Unlocking Potential

Lucy Goldring - Premium Lighting Solutions Ltd

Richard Roach - Interserve Construction

Hailey Tyler – Marbel

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by City & Guilds

George Barnes - Ocean Housing Group Ltd

Thomas Bromfield - The Beachfield Hotel

Andrew Gasiorowski - Brannel School

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