PTP Achievement Awards


The third annual Performance Through People Achievement Awards were held at the Village Hotel in Walsall on Thursday 15th February. The awards celebrate the hard work and commitment of our learners and staff, as well as recognising the significant contribution made by the employers we work with.

The event was attended by our finalists and their guests, as well as the people who had nominated them. The ceremony was hosted by Carolyn Stokes, Operations Director and Gill Durkin, Business Development Director and Frankie Moore, who has previously completed her intermediate and advanced apprenticeships while working for PTP. Frankie spoke about how she felt she had benefited from her time as an apprentice. The awards were presented by members of the Board of Directors.

The nominations received from our staff this year were of a very high quality, and the directors and judging panels had a very difficult task in selecting this year’s winners, who are:

  • Intermediate Apprentice of the Year – Tom Hill, ATP
  • Advanced Apprentice of the Year – Ryan Mumford, Midcounties Co-operative
  • Higher Apprentice of the Year – Carla Whittall, Edgeview Care Home
  • Shining Star Award – Zoe Thompson, Midcounties Co-operative
  • Rising Star Award – Kristian Povey, ATP
  • School Award – Zara Tafano, Studio School
  • Employer of the Year – Tinsdills Solicitors and A F Blakemore & Son
  • Employee of the Year – Harj Sidhu

Liz Blakemore, community affairs officer at A F Blakemore & Son, said “The awards night was wonderful and it was very exciting to hear that we had won. The evening was inspiring and it was great to hear everyone’s stories and see the variety of people that were doing apprenticeships, not just young people fresh from school.”

Tim Cogan, Managing Director of Tinsdills Solicitors, said “I am immensely proud of what our company has achieved in providing our Apprentices with the opportunity to work and gain experience within the legal sector, and then to continue developing their career after successfully completing their apprenticeships.”

Rob Colbourne, Managing Director of PTP, said:

“With the apprenticeship brand going from strength to strength in terms of credibility and another viable option to full time education; organisations holding apprenticeship award events can only enhance the brand by highlighting the positive impact apprenticeships can have on employers and individuals. Congratulations to all finalists and of course the winners at the PTP apprenticeship awards.”

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