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Northumberland Business Award 2018 winners on a stage

Congratulations Connor – Apprentice of the Year!

16 February 2018

We’re celebrating at Universal Wolf this morning as our very own Connor Little was victorious at the 10th annual Northumberland Business Awards last night.

Connor was up against some strong competition for the coveted prize of Apprentice of the Year, including two other trainees from Tharsus Group, Rebecca Henry and Jack Thomas. This was one of the largest categories at the awards with five contenders in all, the final two nominees representing Amble Pin Cushion, and Smailes Construction.

Connor attended the award ceremony at Linden Hall with colleagues and members of the team at Tharsus, Universal Wolf’s sister company. He says he was over the moon to be named as the category winner and receive the trophy.

“When they read out my name I was just in shock, I was happy just to be nominated and I didn’t expect to win! I’d like to thank the team around me as I couldn’t have done it without them. They’ve supported me all the way and motivated me to be the person I am today. I’m hoping this award can be the first of many!”

Universal Wolf Director Peter Sayer said;

“Connor has always shown exceptional dedication to his role as trainee inspector, exploring every aspect of work at a sheet metal fabrication company in minute detail and always suggesting and introducing improvements to processes if he can identify them. He goes above and beyond in his role and supports his fellow apprentices in their training as much as he can. Having worked with him, and seen this from him every day, none of us here at Universal Wolf were surprised to see him take the prize. We’re all absolutely delighted for him and everyone at Universal Wolf sends their congratulations to our deserving winner. Well done Connor!”


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