Babington Sponsors Women in Business Awards 2016

Posted by: Mia Lewis Post Date: 10th December 2016

Babington was delighted to sponsor and attend the Nottingham Post 2016 Women in Business Awards.

The awards ceremony was a fantastic evening that celebrated Nottinghamshire’s array of successful businesswomen, and the pivotal role they play in building and advancing local businesses.

The ceremony also celebrated the value of apprenticeships in driving business success. As the sponsor for the Apprentice of the Year Award, Babington was delighted to announce Tamara Phillips as the award winner, and reward her for her progress and innovations within her field.

Award winner Tamara Phillips (left) with Babington's Deputy Director of Skills Carol Green (right)

After teaching herself to code using YouTube tutorials, 20-year-old Tamara began working for web design and online marketing agency Adtrak in 2015. Since then, she has completed a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, software and telecoms this year. Tamara has come on leaps and bounds since completing her apprenticeship education, and is now being kept on as a trainee web designer.

Reacting to her nomination, Tamara said: ‘”I feel the apprenticeship scheme is extremely beneficial to people aged 16-25 as it allows them to gain valuable industry experience, getting a feel of what it’s like to work for a company whilst learning important skills. All of this allows you to achieve an amazing career without the need to go through a university environment.

“I hope that my career will be a great example of a successful apprenticeship, and one which will inspire more people to follow the apprenticeship route.”

Babington’s Deputy Director of Skills Carol Green, who presented the Apprentice of the Year Award, said: “I was delighted to attend the Women in Business Awards night to present the award for Apprentice of the Year to Tamara Phillips.

“We were joined at our table by some of our employers in Nottinghamshire – Michelle Harper from Nottingham Jobs Hub, and Helen Ahluwalia, Director of AIPS Insurance and Secretary of CII. It was a perfect networking opportunity for our business development team, with current employers such as Connells there in force, as well as potential new employers.”

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