2017 Rising Stars Winners


We once again celebrated the success of our learners and their employees in style this year! Our Apprentice Graduation and Awards for 2017 was held on Wednesday 19th April at the fantastic Arlington Arts Centre in the grounds of the Mary Hare School, Snelsmore Common, Newbury. 

We would like to congratulate all the finalists for making it through to the finals of the 2017 Rising Stars event, they all proved themselves worthy of winning and it was a difficult choice finding a clear winner.

You can see all the photos from the event on Flickr by clicking here.


Apprentice of the Year (16-18) - Chloe Whatley
Sponsored by Sovereign


Apprentice of the Year (19+) - Millie Millam
Sponsored by Verbatim Call Centres


Great Start Learner of the Year - Emma Spink
Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston


Workplace Mentor of the Year - Nicola Young
Sponsored by Benchmark Furniture



Micro Employer of the Year - Red Balloon
Sponsored by Bayer Plc


Small Employer of the Year - Phabrix Ltd
Sponsored by Environmental Solutions Waste Management




Medium Sized Employer of the Year - Benchmark Furniture
Sponsored by BGM Heating and Plumbing



Large Employer of the Year - Bayer
Sponsored by Newbury Weekly News




WBTC Honorary Fellow Award - Alex Pye