On the 30th September 2011 we scooped the 'Realise Foundation Apprenticeship Award' at our local Business Boost Competition.
The Business Boost Competition is the premier competition in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which aims to inspire small and medium size businesses to grow and prosper. Through participation in the competition, businesses are encouraged to develop entrepreneurship and strategic thinking to help drive their business forward.
The unique cash awards are presented to businesses that are able to demonstrate drive and ambition based on sound business planning. The Business Boost Competition is entirely funded through sponsorship and in-kind contributions. The much needed cash boost helps businesses realise their vision and enables them to make significant contributions to the social and economic wealth of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The prize that we won is worth up to £5,500, which fully funds the cost of an apprentice for one year.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Boost winners 2011
Other winners included, Appointments Personnel in the 'Impact on the Borough' category, AMB Insurance Services Ltd in the 'Progression Through People' category, Systatic Ltd in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category and Eduscope Consultancy Ltd in the ‘an innovative business that fires the imagination' category.
Andy @ Optimise Automotive