Nov 2018 / General News

The EBP recognises over 60 businesses for exceptional work with young people

On Tuesday 27 November 2018 The EBP held its annual Investors in Education Awards at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham. Over 60 businesses from across Lincolnshire were invited to the event to recognise their dedication to working with schools and young people.

Many of the awards were presented based on nominations from Lincolnshire schools to celebrate employers who have gone above and beyond in supporting and helping young people get a taste of what life might be like when they leave education.

On the evening, the winners were each presented with a certificate by Elaine Lilley, Chief Executive at The EBP and Mel Holliday, Managing Director at Chiselwood Limited. As guest speaker, Mel delivered an inspiring speech about why it’s so important for businesses to be developing and supporting young people and how much they can benefit our companies.

Elaine Lilley, Chief Executive at The EBP said, “Each year we are amazed by the support we get from businesses, they have a huge influence in helping young people to be better prepared for work. This event is our way of celebrating all the hard work dedicated throughout the year and to recognise those in the business community that have truly gone above and beyond. The work The EBP does would not be possible without their support and with their help we’re able to deliver programmes that give young people a variety of amazing opportunities.”

Dan Sharkey, Manager at Halifax Community Bank in Worksop said, “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with lots of fantastic young people from right across the East Midlands. Supporting young people and helping them develop the necessary skills they need for when they leave school, has been a really rewarding experience. Lloyds Banking Group are committed to working closely with local community projects throughout the East Midlands as part of our Helping Britain Prosper plan. Receiving this award from The EBP is a real honour and I’m looking forward to working closely with them into 2019 and beyond.”

This year The EBP has delivered programmes that have helped almost 20,000 young people develop skills and knowledge across a variety of industries. Many of these programmes have been supported by employers, they have included Construction Week, RAF Paper Planes held as part of the centenary events for the RAF, NCS social action and Mini Exec Club, a project pairing young aspiring professionals with mentors from the Lincolnshire business community.

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