Category Awards
Published 2019 10

Steve Burne Apprenticeship Award

We proudly sponsored the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Property and Construction Annual Dinner and Awards on Thursday 3rd October. As well as the ‘Building of the Year Award’ being announced, we also saw the launch of the ‘Steve Burne Apprentice of the Year Award’. Our late Managing Director, Steve Burne, who passed away last year, was a high-profile Chamber member for many years, with roles as Vice-President of GMCC and Chair of the Property & Construction Group. This year the ‘Apprentice of the Year Award’ has been renamed in tribute to Steve to recognise his contribution and passion in supporting young people.

The award was presented to Abdul Tahir from the Mace Group, for the great example he has set to current and future apprentices. Abdul is part of the M-Futures scheme, meaning that he is enrolled on a two-year programme studying an HNC in construction and a L4 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (sustainability). The M Futures programme consists of a group of employers that all employ an apprentice who is then rotated around the group of employers for four-month placements over the two-year programme. The runners-up for the Steve Burne Apprentice of the Year Award where Liam Gee from Three Sixty (Part of Stockport Homes Group) and Holleeann Walker from Laing O’Rourke.

We strongly believe in nurturing and supporting the next and are proud that Steve has been recognised by the Chamber.

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