Megan Kempson crowned ‘Young Employee of the Year 2018’
TR Fastenings would like to congratulate Megan Kempson, winner of the 2018 ‘Young Employee of the Year’ category at this year’s Uckfield Business Awards.
“Thank you to the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and the East Sussex National for an enjoyable evening. There was in total 1867 nominees and 148 entries in all categories of the Uckfield Business Awards this year, and whilst it was a very close call in the Young Employee of the Year category ultimately we felt the winner was Megan Kempson from Truffles bakery. In a relatively short space of time Megan has quickly progressed, taking on responsibility and proving herself a valuable asset to Truffles. Congratulations Megan!”
Click here to read the Press Release on Uckfield FM.
TR proud to nurture young talent by sponsoring local business award
The Uckfield Business Awards were launched in 2012 to promote the achievements and diversity of the Uckfield business community. The awards are backed by the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and supported by local radio station Uckfield FM.
The Young Employer category seeks to celebrate individuals who can demonstrate talent, dedication and determination despite a tough employment market. Entries were open to people under the age of 24 from businesses within Uckfield and its immediate surroundings.
The finalists for the category are:
- Maggie Charlesworth from Crockstead Farm Hotel
- Megan Kempson from Truffles Bakery
- Rebecca Fermer from Aworth Survey Consultants
“We are very proud of our connection with and support of the local community, especially when it comes to the young people in the area. We have close connections with Uckfield Community College, run our own very successful apprentice scheme which attracts a lot of local young people and of course we host the famous Uckfield Mini Grand Prix in our car park every year.
“We believe passionately in nurturing and recognising young talent and are delighted to be backing this award again this year. We look forward to seeing who is crowned the winner on the 8th November.”
Star Apprentice Wins TR Fastenings Award at Uckfield Showcase
TR Fastenings congratulates Jake Holmes on winning the TR-sponsored Young Employee/Apprentice of the Year category in the 2016 Uckfield Business Awards.
Malcolm Diamond MBE, Executive Chairman of TR Fastenings’ parent company Trifast PLC, commented: “We congratulate Jake on his award win and admire the commitment of everyone else who entered this category. We firmly believe that employees are a company’s greatest asset and TR Fastenings has long been an advocate of apprenticeship schemes, working alongside local educational establishments to help young people gain exposure to business at an early age.”
Jake enrolled for his twelve month apprenticeship with CJ Thorne & Co via City College Brighton and Hove, one of the largest apprenticeship providers in Sussex, and is working towards a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. He is gaining valuable and varied real-world experience as part of the team of mechanics who look after Thorne’s vehicle fleet, which includes cars, vans, lorries and heavy plant equipment.
Commenting on his award win, Jake said: “Winning this was crazy! It was a bit daunting going up on stage, being interviewed, and having to make a speech, but it’s also a big honour. It can be quite hard to find a place for an apprenticeship, so I’m lucky that CJ Thorne & Co is willing to train and help people like me. It’s a great start in life.”
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Finalists Announced for TR Fastenings Sponsored Award
Uckfield Business Awards recognise excellent young employees and apprentices
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TR Sponsor, Young Employee of the Year Award 2014 - Uckfield Business Awards
Preparations are well underway for the Uckfield Business Awards 2014
Young Employee of the Year AwardThese are the second such awards, following the success of the inaugural event in 2012. Once again, there are Award categories to suit every type of business in Uckfield, big or small. These range from Best Rural Business and Best Looking Shop, to Tradesperson of the Year and Customer Service Award. The highlight of the Awards evening – which is being held at the East Sussex National on Thursday 6 November – will be the presentation of Business of the Year and the Outstanding Achievement Award.
Young Employee of the Year Award
TR Sponsors 'Young Employee of the Year' Award 2012
TR Fastenings is proud sponsor of “Young Employee of the Year” for the Sussex Business Awards 2012 organised as an inaugural annual event by the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce.
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