Recently our Digital Marketing Apprentice was nominated as Apprentice of the Year through the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards.

Today, we are delighted to announce that Charlotte is a finalist in her category with the overall winner to be announced on 6th March 2020.  Enterprising Women Awards celebrate the success of businesswomen across the East Midlands and we are proud of this achievement.

Why She Was Nominated…

Working in marketing within a niche engineering business is a huge challenge particularly for a woman and as the only marketing resource in the business she has risen to the challenge of working with limited experience of both marketing and engineering.  Charlotte runs our social media platforms, YouTube channel and manages the website ‘backend’.   Her current project is to build our new e-commerce site, all without any previous coding experience.

Charlotte is also committed to her academic performance and her hard work and dedication will mean that she will finish her apprenticeship 6 months earlier than planned!

What It Means to Us and To Her…

To us it means that we can celebrate her success.  It reflects on the whole team who have worked with and supported Charlotte – it’s not easy to persuade engineers to appear on Youtube videos!    Charlotte realised early on that it is extremely important in business that everyone feels the job they do is appreciated.   The success of one team member is the success of our whole team.

For Charlotte it means she can continue to grow her confidence in our workplace and in the industry.   It’s been an opportunity for her to reflect on just how far she has developed within such a short time and to see the work she is doing is appreciated and contributes to the success of the business.   It is also pleasing that her work is acknowledged by others in the wider business community.

Next Steps…

As we look forward to finding out the results of the awards Charlotte will continue to develop within her role, work towards work objectives and academically to achieve her CIM qualification.  By allowing her enthusiasm for her role and engineering to grow she can better influence her impact within our business community.

We would also like to say thank you to the East Midlands Chamber and the Enterprising Women Awards for recognising Charlotte’s work and commitment to our business.  It is great that the East Midland Chamber’s Enterprising Women celebrate success in this way.  The Enterprising Women events are always inspiring and though provoking.

If you wish to read our latest blog post on the Engineering Skills Gap, you can follow the link here –