Winner of Trafford Collage Business Training Awards 2015

tc_TraffordCollegeWe’re proud to announce we’ve taken home two recent trophies – the prestigious Trafford Business Training Award 2015 collectively as a firm, as well as simultaneously, our apprentice Danny Conroy taking home the Apprentice of The Year award.

The Trafford College Business Training Award recognises A&C Chartered Accountants (an online cloud accounting arm of the A & C Accountants firm Sale and Manchester) as having outstanding commitments to training & development.

Drinks and refreshments will be being served at Trafford College Centre for Science and Technology on Tuesday May 12th to celebrate the achievement and present the award.

The College’s annual awards celebrate the exceptional organisations that go the extra mile to give their workforce the edge, demonstrating how valuable investment in skills development really is. The College works with many hundreds of businesses across a range of sectors and has established an impressive portfolio with some of the region’s most significant employers.

Sir Bill Moorcroft, Principal for Trafford College, commented on this year’s awards,

Trafford College recognises the importance of investing in the future of local business, and we are proud to celebrate the exceptional organisations that go the extra mile to invest in workforce development. Meeting the needs of local businesses is a key part of the College’s work and we will continue working closely with our partners to deliver bespoke training which ensures they remain competitive, while addressing local skills gaps.  As the economy improves it is businesses with quality staff who will be at the leading edge and it’s heartening to see so many businesses thriving in what have been very challenging times.

Speaking at last years 2014 event, guest speaker, Mike Blackburn (North West Regional Director for BT) added,

Apprentices are incredibly significant across all sectors and the future of the economy is in their hands. The collaboration between colleges, employers and young people is crucial, and Trafford College is leading the way to fill the huge number of jobs coming up in the region. Employers are now very interested in apprentices, and as a company BT is committed to the future of apprenticeships.

My own son has in fact just finished an apprenticeship and I couldn’t be more proud. My advice to other companies is to join the apprenticeship revolution; they are the key to growing the economy over the next 15 years. I’m very proud to be at this celebration tonight, congratulations to all the winners!

You can read here about the team behind A&C Chartered Accountants, and expand on our philosophy and more about why we set up the company in the way that we have. Investing in our team is as important to us as investing in you, our client. We work as a team, as a partnership, and we believe we can grow in business, success and personal development together.