BRIDLINGTON’S award winning National Chippy of the Year has just got another feather in its cap.
It was among seven winners to pick up top accolades at this year’s Yorkshire and the Humber regional heat of the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards.
Held at York College, owners Matthew Silk and Tracey Poskitt picked up the Small Employer of the Year award for Fish and Chips at 149 in Marton Road.
They currently employ five apprentices in areas such as hospitality and catering.
The judges felt that Fish and Chips at 149 was an exemplary small business committed to every single employee’s development and training.
Through apprenticeships they have been able to offer their staff excellent progression within the business and are dedicated to becoming the best in their field.
Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) the awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the businesses that employ them.
Last week, apprentices Chloe Mcready, Lee Yates, Cori Standing and Amy Johnson were presented with their NVQ training certificates by Pure Training.
The Bridlington fish and chip show will join the other winners to represent Yorkshire and the Humber and automatically go through to a judging panel for the National Apprenticeship Awards held on June 29 2011, in London.
Apprenticeships offer young people a training route which combines work-based learning with theory and a recognised qualification, whilst employers experience a range of benefits when hiring an apprentice, including motivated, skilled staff and increased productivity.
More than 37,000 people started Apprenticeships in Yorkshire and the Humber last year.