AN apprentice design engineer who has demonstrated maturity and flair has won Apprentice/Young Achiever of the Year at the 2017 Halton Business Awards/
Stacey Hammond, 22, joined water purification company Arvia Technology on The Heath Business and Technical Park less than a year ago with little knowledge of design.
Yet with hard work and determination she has already made a big impression and demonstrated a natural flair for design.
Products and project engineer Edward Lowe, who coaches Stacey, said: “We started her off on 2D basic design and built up her knowledge.
“She has transitioned effortlessly onto 3D design. I have taken her under my wing. She is very much my deputy. I am passing more complicated designs onto her.
“She is currently designing a small laboratory scale unit for a customer in China. She has generated considerable income for the company and has a promising future ahead.”
The other four finalists were Jonathan Blakemore, Aqueous Digital, Liam Harris, Arvia Technology, Jonathan Jenkins, Display Team UK and James Owen, Viking Sports Foundation.
Full list of winners
Apprentice/Young Achiever of the Year: Stacey Hammond, Arvia Technology
Made in Halton: Tall Security Print
Astmoor Business Improvement District Award: Computer Disposals Ltd
Halebank Business Improvement District Award: Hough Green Garage
Keep It Green: Kawneer UK Ltd
Social Enterprise of the Year: Runcorn Veterans Association
International Business of the Year: Conren
Excellent Customer Service: Freight First Ltd
Innovation in Health and Wellbeing: d3t Ltd
New Business of the Year: Cheshire Bathrooms and Tiles Ltd
Marketing Excellence: Aqueous Digital
The Halton Foundation Award for Responsible Business: Anthony’s Travel
Entrepreneur of the Year: Paul Ward, Paragon PE
Services to Business and The Chamber in Halton: Paula Cain, chief executive of Halton Chamber of Commerce
Halton Business of the Year: Computer Disposals Ltd
Highly commended: Kawneer UK Ltd (Astmoor Business Improvement District Award), Melo World Ltd (Halebank Business Improvement District Award), Hardman Office and Commercial Cleaning (Excellent Customer Service), Esposito’s Deli (New Business of the Year).