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LITE Employer wins top regional award

Newgate Kennels and Cattery based in Wilmslow is celebrating today after winning a top accolade
at the regional final of the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.
We are very proud of our association with Newgate kennels and the apprentices that have progressed
through training with them.
Newgate Kennels & Cattery owner Joel Millett, said: “This award is a fantastic achievement and one we’re extremely
proud of. Since 2005, we have recruited 17 apprentices who have completed Apprenticeships in Animal Care and Customer Service Management.

“Apprentices give us stability and a talented workforce that we can develop and mould. I’d urge any organisation
to consider Apprenticeships as they bring so many business benefits.”

Sue Price, Divisional Area Director for the National Apprenticeship Service in the North, said: “The regional final of
the National Apprenticeship Awards was a fantastic evening of celebration, and a brilliant opportunity to recognise
the high calibre of apprentices and employers in our region. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate
Newgate Kennels and Cattery on its award.

Pete Waterman Presenting the Award to  Newgate Kennels

GMLPF sponsored apprentices successfully complete tall ship sail

The week-long voyage on the Class A tall ship, Pelican of London, formed part of the ApprenticeShip Cup regatta, hosted and managed by Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST). The regatta involved several tall ships, and provided the apprentices with the opportunity to stretch and develop in a challenging but safe environment.


During the voyage, the apprentices were trained in all aspects of running a ship, including steering, setting sails, keeping watch, navigating and climbing the rigging. The Pelican sailed from Whitehaven to Liverpool via Belfast with a circuit of the Isle of Man.

The apprentices will receive the internationally recognised RYA Competent Crew qualification and other recognition for their participation.

Personal growth

James Glendenning, CEO of GMLPF said

“The Apprentice Ship Cup was a unique chance for local apprentices to apply the skills they have been developing on their apprenticeship in a new and challenging environment – skills like team work, communication and leadership.


The apprentices who successfully completed on the Pelican were Michael Gibbons (apprentice with Wirral Metropolitan College), Ellie Gardam and Lauren Monroe (apprentices with Lite Ltd), and Bradley Stead and Matt Watkinson (apprentices with Riverside College).