2018 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 2018 was held on Wednesday 25th 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 2018 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) - Briony Smith (West Berkshire Council)
Sponsored by Sovereign

Apprentice of the Year (19+) - Sarah Oakley (Boomerang Creative)
Sponsored by SPX Flow

Great Start Learner of the Year - Samuel Aldridge
Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

Workplace Mentor of the Year - Sheena Sukumaran (Sutherland Health)
Sponsored by Benchmark


Micro Employer of the Year - Sutherland Health Ltd
Sponsored by Bayer Plc


Small Employer of the Year - Benchmark
Sponsored by Manley Summers


Medium Sized Employer of the Year - Atkins & Potts
Sponsored by Basingstoke College of Technology


Large Employer of the Year - James Cowper Kreston
Sponsored by Newbury Weekly News


WBTC Honorary Fellow Award - Kelvin Hughes


WBTC Platinum Award - Sovereign Housing Association