Herefordshire Group Training Association welcomed over 300 guests to its Annual Apprentice Awards Evening on Wednesday 13 November at The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. Each year the Employer led, not for profit training provider, currently in its 52nd year, welcomes families, friends, employers and Special Guests to an evening of celebration to showcase the work of the learners of the previous year. Engineering and Commerce Apprentices were awarded their Qualification certificates followed by a presentation of HGTA Special Awards which go to the highest commended Apprentices in their specialist area and year of study.
This year’s special guest speaker was explorer and campaigner, Belinda Kirk, who has worked with explorers such as Bear Grylls and Ray Mears. Belinda gave an inspirational talk about her travels, how she has helped others to overcome adversity and encouraged attendees to step out of their comfort zone.
The Special Award winners of the evening were: L-R Back Row – Central Roofing & Building Services (Gemma Allen) Samuel Pryce-Rattle (TRP Sealing Systems) Matthew Frost (The Haigh Engineering Co Ltd) Pierre Oosthuizen (Heineken UK) Ben Morgan (Thorne Widgery) Mitchell Lawrence (Kingspan Insulation) Samuel Ivey (Berry bpi Leominster) Scott Thompson (Painter Brothers)
L-R Front Row – Marley George (The Kindle Centre) Nikki Mason (Acre Accountancy Limited) Special Guest Belinda Kirk, Hannah Hughes (Central Roofing & Building Services) Zuzanna Kazmierczak (SES Hereford Limited)