Harrogate Business Awards 2019

We are proud to have been shortlisted for not one but TWO awards at this year’s Harrogate Business Awards!

The Harrogate Business Awards focus on the businesses and business people in and around the Harrogate Area. This year there are 14 categories, each sponsored and judged by local Harrogate Businesses. This year marks the 14th annual Harrogate Business Awards.

This year we have been shortlisted for both ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

Employer of the Year

‘This award recognises the business that has shown pre-eminent commitment to the development and welfare of its people, by encouraging communication, creativity and proactivity throughout the organisation. The winner will be able to show that it appreciates that genuine commitment to, and trust in, its people leads to success in business, as well as a fulfilling and stimulating working environment. The winner may well have sought external accreditation of its position by achieving Investors in People or other independently audited quality standards.’ – Harrogate Business Awards

Our company mission is ‘To support businesses and professionals in their development by creating opportunities and inspiring people’. This applies not only to our clients, but also to our employees. We are dedicated to creating a business and culture that every employee can be proud to be a part of, so we are delighted to be named finalist in this category.

Apprentice of the Year

‘Apprenticeships are staging a comeback, and the winner of this award has placed apprenticeships at the heart of its growth plans. They are turning the apprentices of today into the captains of industry of tomorrow.’ – Harrogate Business Awards

We entered this category as over the last few years, we have hired multiple apprentices to fill different functions within the company; all roles which are vital to the everyday running of the business. We have found that the combination of classroom-based study and on-the-job training works perfectly to give our apprentices the exact skills and knowledge they need to succeed within the industry, be it within Network Scientific or in their future career. We feel that having this structured and specific training within the workplace, allows both the company and the employee to achieve significant benefits from the apprenticeship.

Due to the success of these previous appointments, we intend to continue to grow the business with the regular addition of apprentices going forward. Our current training budgets allow even further investment in apprentices to ensure that they remain at the heart of our business growth.

The Harrogate Business Awards 2019 takes place on 4th April and all of us here at Network Scientific are excited to be attending as a team! Watch this space…

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