Apprentices are stars of TDR Annual Awards night

Rising young stars of North East industry took top billing at a leading awards ceremony honouring the region's apprentices

Many young people are turning to Apprenticeships
The region's apprentices were honoured at an awards night

Rising young stars of North East industry took top billing at a leading awards ceremony honouring the region's apprentices.

The TDR Annual Awards recognise the efforts of young people who have successfully completed apprenticeship programmes and reward employers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to learning and development.

The Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel event – chiefly sponsored by British Engines – championed young people and progressive companies from the North East.

Included in the roll of honour was Ashleigh Horn, 19, winner of an Advanced Apprentice of the Year award, L&S Calberto Ltd, Small Company of the Year, Miller UK Ltd as Medium-Sized Company of the Year and Large Company of the Year Komatsu UK Ltd, with the Special Recognition Award going to Express Engineering Ltd.

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