Cheltenham-based heating, plumbing and electrical specialists, Shackleton, Wintle and Lane (SW&L), have been recognised for their commitment to nurturing local talent, taking home the award for Employer of the Year (25+) in the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.
Yesterday evening saw the company overcome stiff competition to scoop the top spot in the business award category at a glittering event at Cheltenham Racecourse. Dawson Shaul, a current apprentice engineer at SW&L, was also a finalist in the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year (Construction & Public Services) category.
“We’re absolutely over the moon with our award win,” said John Rogers, Managing Director at SW&L. “As a business, it’s fantastic to be recognised for the effort we put in to training and development of our staff – and specifically our apprenticeship programme which we are particularly proud of. Since our merger last year to become SW&L, we have a much larger capacity to develop our programme and take on more local apprentices.
“Being a finalist is also very well-deserved recognition for Dawson, one of our hugely promising young engineers who has proven his talent and commitment to the industry.”
SW&L is a specialist in integrated plumbing, heating and electrical services for homeowners, letting agents, builders and developers. The business expanded and rebranded after the merger of Shackleton & Wintle and WJL Electrical at the end of last year, bringing together two of Gloucestershire’s leading technical experts. The new executive team comprises Shackleton & Wintle directors John Rogers, Malcolm Faulkner, Andy Richards and Wesley Lane of WJL.