Chamber News 6th December 2018
Interns and entrepreneurs were among the outstanding talent recognised at the 2018 Renfrewshire Employability Awards.
Renfrewshire employers and employability services nominated local people who they’ve supported through the area’s employability programmes and the winners were announced at a glittering reception at Paisley Town Hall.
They were awarded by employability partners across the region: West College Scotland; Skills Development Scotland; Developing Young Workforce (West); Engage Renfrewshire; Department of Work and Pensions; University of the West of Scotland; Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce
From the impressive list of finalists, nine winners were announced:
· Most Promising New Employee: Christopher Morris
· Most Promising New Entrepreneur: Bobby Quinn
· Top Intern: Rachael Gray
· Best Trainee: Toni Elliot
· CV Builder (Youth): Emma Gormley
· CV Builder (Adult): Lindsay Murray
· Apprentice of the Year: Rachael McGregor
· Progression in Work: Ronnie Lockhart
· Achiever of the Year: Amy Orr
More than 1000 local businesses support the Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire programme which helps 1400 people each year, providing direct access to vacancies, work experience, training, personal support and finance.
There were also Special Recognition awards for Glencoats Afterschool Care, Wholesale Domestic Equipment Company Ltd and Linstone Housing, for going the extra mile in helping people prepare and progress in work.
Renfrewshire Council Depute Leader Jim Paterson said: “These awards are always a proud occasion celebrating the outstanding successes of the people seizing the opportunities Renfrewshire’s employability programmes have given them.
“It is also a chance to give thanks to all the partner agencies and local businesses who are working collaboratively to deliver results. Together, our economy is growing and our employment levels now rank among the highest in Scotland.”
The awards are organised by Invest in Renfrewshire on behalf of the Renfrewshire Employability Partnership and the 2018 awards were sponsored by RAMH, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce; Skills Development Scotland and Linstone Housing.