TroupBywaters + Anders, a building services engineering partnership, has won the London regional award for SME Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards.
Terry Canty, Partner at TB+A said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award and advance to the final stage of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019.
“Our ongoing growth and success is directly attributable to our investment in apprenticeships. Our business is youthful and sustainable because of our apprentices, who bring energy to our established teams and truly add value to everything we do.”
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, sponsors this category in the National Apprenticeship Awards because it recognises the significant role of small and medium sized employers within apprenticeships across all occupations and sectors.
Today there are no businesses or individuals that don’t experience the impact of technology and the importance of digital skills are just as critical for SMEs as they are for any large organisation.
SMEs represent a huge percentage of the UK’s GPD, and employ over 16 million people and BCS wanted to support this category in recognition of the valuable role they play in training and upskilling new talent which is vital to our economy.
Annette Allmark, Head of Apprenticeships at BCS congratulated TroupBywaters + Andersand said: “Apprentices can learn so much from being employed in an SME that will not only help them achieve the apprenticeship they are working towards but provide a wealth of experience as they progress through their careers.
“Automation and digital transformation are becoming part and parcel of all organisations, whatever their size, and we have seen some outstanding examples of how SMEs are engaging with apprenticeships in these areas.”
The National Apprenticeship Awards is an annual showcase of the diverse and growing range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships. The awards, which are in their 16th year, celebrate employers who fire up their business with apprenticeships, outstanding apprentices who blaze their own trail, and individuals who champion apprenticeships with passion.
The awards are open to apprentices, individuals who promote apprenticeships and employers of all sizes from all sectors, with entrants asked to demonstrate the impact apprenticeships has made to individual’s lives and their workplaces.
The final winner will be announced on Wednesday 27th November at a national ceremony.