Thirteen of the wholesale sector’s brightest young talents were recognised for their commitment to the industry at the Federation of Wholesale Distributors’ Skills and Development Awards this week.
The apprentices and trainees were introduced to MPs at a reception in their honour on the House of Commons terrace. And Anne Milton MP, Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, presented them with certificates to mark their dedication to building a career in wholesale.
She told the winners: “You are everything I want to achieve in my role as skills minister. Be inspired by what you’ve achieved, because there’s no limit to where you can go. Give back to the industry that has given you this opportunity. There’s no doubt that if we are to compete in a world market we need to develop our skills base, as you and your employers are doing.”
Pictured from left are Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships Anne Milton MP, Joanna Florczak and Tarsiar Cox, both of JJ Food Service, Enfield and Joan Ryan, MP for Enfield North.
Joanna has worked for JJs for 11 years and Tarsiar for three. They are both now studying Personal Profile Analysis, which will enable them to successfully recognise the importance of aligning people and teams with the business strategy. In turn, this increases employee satisfaction and employee productivity. As a result of the training, Joanna and Tarsiar have been able to employ, retain and develop the right people for the right roles, helping to drive the business forward.
For a full report and pictures from the evening, see the November issue of Wholesale News.