Published: February 07, 2020

Awards Evening - Great Success

Avant held its Annual Awards Evening at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby to celebrate the success of its apprentices, trainees and employers

On Wednesday 5 February 2020, Avant Skills Academy celebrated the achievements of their apprentices and traineeship learners and recognised the commitment and support of their employers, with a glitzy awards evening at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby.

Avant Skills Academy specialise in the delivery of business and hairdressing apprenticeship training, through their training centre in Grimsby town centre and hold an annual awards evening to celebrate the years' successes.

Apprentices, learners and their employers were accompanied by friends, family, members of the local business community and supporters of apprenticeships.

An award was presented to the Employer of the Year and Apprentice of the year in both the Business and Hairdressing sectors, with awards also presented to the Traineeship Employer and Traineeship Learner of the Year.  Two traineeship learners also received highly commended awards.  

This year we introduced an additional category to recognise the 14-16 year old learners on our
Hair and Beauty programme.

Steve Roe, the Chief Executive of Avant said “Apprenticeships are extremely important to the local economy, providing opportunities for local people and employers to increase their skills and become more effective, efficient and productive.  Our Awards Evening recognised the hard work, commitment and fantastic achievements of our apprentices and the commitment provided by their employers.”

The Awards Evening celebrated the achievement of the following apprentices, traineeship learners and employers:

Business Apprentice of the Year: Belinda Willett (Winner); Jacob Anglin and Alisha Capes (Runners-up)

Business Apprenticeship Employer of the Year: Crofts Estate Agents (Winner); E-Factor Group and Mark Anglin Associates (Runners-up)

Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year: Brooke Fleming (Winner); Elle Byatt and Eliane Gregson (Runners-up)

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Employer of the Year: Maxwells Hair Design (Winner); Fringe Benefits and Oasis Hair Salon (Runners-up)

Traineeship Learner of the Year: Abigail Batty (Winner); Abigail Goodhand and Tommy Mason-Smith (Runners-up); Ozzy Phillips and Sienna Vanderweele (Highly Commended)

Traineeship Employer of the Year: Beach Hair & Beauty (Winner); Fusions Hair Company and Greenland Surgery (Runners-up)

14-16 Learner of the Year: Kaci Laynes (Winner); Holly Alliston and Alex Myagcova (Runners-up)
Steve Roe added “the support of employers is fantastic and essential to the success of our training.  I would like to thank our sponsors for the awards, Care Plus Group and the Yorkshire and Humber Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, E-Factor properties, Dennis Williams Hair and Beauty Supplies and Orchard Training and Education.   I would also like to thank the Humber Royal Hotel for the fantastic venue and Riverside Print for the awards banner and materials.  The support of these organisations made the Awards evening a great success and helped highlight the importance of apprenticeships and recognising success.”

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