May 25, 2015 9.56 am This story is over 109 months old

Lincoln businesses scoop awards for investment in education

Lincoln winners: Businesses in the city celebrated being recognised for their work in helping to make an impression on future generations.

Many Lincoln businesses were recognised for their contribution to programmes for young people at The EBP ‘Investors in Education Awards’ event at The Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham, May 21.

Over 14,000 employers in Lincolnshire and Rutland support The EBP’s ‘Access Employability’ initiative to help young people gain work skills, including providing work experience placements for more than 6,000 14-19 year olds.

Schools and colleges were invited to nominate three employers who had ‘gone the extra mile’.

In Lincoln, the following companies all received Investors in Education Awards from Elaine Lilley, Chief Executive of The EBP: AAR Corp Northrop Grumman, Bridge Mcfarland Solicitors, Cobham Aviation Services, Continental Landscapes, Evans Halshaw, Kier Building Maintenance, Learning Communities, Lincolnshire Co-Op, Lincoln Honda, RAF Scampton, Sincil Salon, Software Europe, Yorkshire Bank.

Guest speaker Pete Cohen, corporate and sports performance coach and TV personality, gave a motivational presentation about quashing negative thoughts and thinking positively.

Software Europe said: “We witnessed some very well presented, inspiring work experience presentations this evening. Thanks for the award – we are proud to contributing to the future workforce.”

Lincolnshire Community Health Services added: “Massive thank you to The EBP for organising such a fantastic, thought-provoking ceremony. We were proud to be there.”