Matthews and Tannert are very proud to announce we have recently been honoured at the House of Lords thanks to our work with our fantastic apprentices and employees.
There were almost 30 top-performing apprentices that were presented with awards after being selected from West Nottinghamshire College Group’s crop of 13,000 apprentices across the United Kingdom for their dedication, talent and contribution to their workplace.
Held in the historic building’s Cholmondeley Room, the fith annual ceremony was hosted by The Rt Hon Baroness Prashar, a cross-bench peer who has led several public and voluntary organisations. Introducing the awards, Baroness Prashar said: “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than supporting this event.
“It is inspiring to see the apprentices and their achievements being recognised, and to welcome the employers who actually make the apprenticeship scheme work.”
For the first time in this prestigious event included three employer of the year awards to business that have significantly committed towards apprenticeships. Due to our emphasis on apprenticeships and training individuals at a workplace whilst they earn relevant qualifications, we were one of only three companies in the country to win an award.
Collecting the award were our very own directors Craig Matthews and Nick Dowson, who joined Matthews and Tannert as college-trained apprentice plumbers back in the 1990s.
Craig Matthews said: “The company has been affiliated with the college for 48 years so it’s nice to be recognised for that.”
“Our founders, Steve Matthews and Mick Tannert, started out as apprentices at West Notts and have instilled the apprenticeship ethos into the business, which we’ve continued.
“Many of us at the firm came through the apprenticeship scheme. Apprentices are the future of our business.”
Co-founder Steve Matthews said: “Matthews and Tannert has always tried its hardest to support apprentices, providing local jobs for local people.
“It makes me very proud that we’re actually achieving what we set out to achieve – and long may it continue.”
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