On Friday 10th November Archie Aston, our 18 year old Apprentice, won the Trade Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) 2023 Apprenticeship Awards in London, beating off stiff competition from over 400 nominees, and was runner up in the overall Apprentice of the Year Award.
Archie has worked as an Apprentice for us since September 2022. He has cerebral palsy and despite the daily challenges it presents, doesn’t let it his affect his performance at work – in his nomination for the prestigious national awards, our team described Archie as “a character”, “resilient”, “motivated”, “immaculate”, “meticulous”, “dedicated”, “courageous”, “honest”, “loyal” and “happy”.
The BPIF Apprenticeship Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work, dedication, and innovation that apprentices bring to their roles, and in winning Trade Apprentice of the Year, Archie was recognised for shining in the technical aspects of his trade, displaying both skill and innovation.
“It is an honour to win such a prestigious national award and I am very, very proud. I work hard and it’s important to me to do a good job, so it’s nice to have my effort§ rewarded like this.”
Mark Aston, our Managing Director, said:
“Archie’s become a loved and valued member of our team since he joined us last year. He takes his work and his responsibility to his colleagues very seriously and has proved himself to be dependable and hard working – qualities we respect and are keen to nurture. We are all very proud of him and look forward to watching what he does next.”