This year's East of England Training Awards was held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
This was the most memorable and successful event, initiated by the HVCA & BEST, who have now been joined by CIBSE & ECA. It was a pleasure to have Tom Neil, DFC, AFC as a guest speaker and he appreciated the efforts of the apprentices and their families and congratulated them on their success.
The awards are a great way of showcasing the young and up coming talent that the Building Services Engineering sector has to offer.
The winners were nominated by either their employer or their college and testimonies from the nominees, college tutors and employers, were provided. This year the high calibre of the nominees led to very competitive nominations.
The BEST winner was Wayne Jackson who is employed by Adcock Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd. Was awarded the Practical Competence of the year award 2010.
Left to right: Clinton Thacker (Pegler Yorkshire –sponsor), Wayne Jackson (winner), Tom Neil, DFC, AFC, Phillip Prior (MD Adcock Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd), Keith Calver (Branch Manager, Adcock Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd).
Dr. Mark Brenner, CEO of BEST congratulated the winners on their awards.
He said: "I am delighted to congratulate our winners at these prestigious awards, who are all testament to the way in which BEST works closely and effectively with colleges, and employers. The self motivation and discipline exhibited by all award winners has been rightly recognised by their industry at an event they will hopefully cherish on their way to a rewarding career"