Our whole team visited the charming and historic Dukinfield Town Hall on Thursday evening to celebrate local talent and success with other businesses throughout Tameside. We were also honoured to be shortlisted for an impressive five awards in some strong categories amongst other talented and hardworking individuals.

We started as we meant to go on and the celebrations begun as soon as we arrived when we were all greeted with glasses of champagne which was a lovely touch. After meeting and greeting, we headed to our table for the evening which was situated close to the stage and listened to a live choir from Clarendon Sixth Form College who were amazing.

Our host for the night, Andy Crane, welcomed everybody to the event and we were then served a delicious three course meal which consisted of farmhouse pate with bread to start, roasted breast of chicken and then chocolate profiteroles to finish.

The awards commenced at 10pm and much to our surprise we ended up winning the Corporate Social Responsibility award, we were all delighted!

Our three boys, Danny, Josh and Kieran, were all nominated for Apprentice of the Year and we are so proud of them all to be shortlisted in such a competitive category. The awards were well underway, and it was time for Apprentice of the Year to be announced. Andy Crane explained that this category had been so hard to judge and announced that there would be two winners. We heard Danny’s name being announced as one of the winners and we were all overwhelmed with happiness and so proud!

We are all so proud and honoured to have been shortlisted for the awards let alone winning two of them. It is so fantastic to be recognised for all our hard work and commitment, and it is encouraging to know that we are doing a fantastic job as a team.

The awards came to a close shortly after 11pm and we all danced and celebrated before making our way home ready for work the next day to continue our terrific work. Our new additions now have pride of place on our office shelf!