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Charnwood Apprentice Wins BII Apprentice Of The Year Award 2014

Charnwood Training Group is delighted to announce that Callum Gallagher of Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham, an apprentice undertaking a BII accredited apprenticeship, has won the prestigious 2014 BII Apprentice of the Year Award. The result was announced yesterday at a prestigious awards ceremony, held at the BII Annual Lunch at Grosvenor House, London last week.

This award recognises Callum’s unique combination of dedication, enthusiasm and initiative as well as the value that he has brought to Ramside Hall’s business.

Callum originally joined Ramside Hall as a room attendant but it quickly became apparent that he had all the right attributes to work within the Customer Service team and was promptly transferred. He started his BIIAB Licensed Hospitality Skills programme at The Ramside Hall Academy in October 2012, and has now progressed to the role of trainee manager.

This latest achievement comes hot of the back of the ‘Shooting Star’ award he picked up at last month’s North East Hotels Association’s (NEHA) Excellence Awards.

Commenting on the significance of the award and apprenticeships Callum said: “I am so pleased to have won such a prestigious award which pays tribute not only to the work that I have put in and the progress I have made over the last two years, but also to the belief that Ramside Hall had in me and the support I have received from my Charnwood training officer. Studying my BII helped me massively in the development of my current role. This award reinforces my commitment and determination to succeed in my role and secure my future in the hospitality industry.”

John Adamson, Managing Director of Ramside Estates, said: “Callum has proven himself to be focused and driven when it comes to advancing his knowledge and career, and he’s certainly impressed his peers through his determination.

“Callum won the award because he always gives 100% and has a professional, can-do attitude that sees him consistently receive brilliant feedback from our customers. We’re proud to have him on the team and he’s now a mentor to 15 staff members who are going through the same apprenticeship programme.”

The evening also saw Scott Parkin of The Woodman pub in Kent, another apprentice undertaking one of Charnwood’s BII accredited apprenticeships, nominated as a finalist in the competition, for which he was praised by the judges for the excellent progress he has made on his course.

For more information on the Charnwood and BII apprenticeship courses, please email Samantha Shaw on samantha.shaw@charnwood.co.uk or call 0845 437 4000.

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