Whyy? Change named as finalists at the Doncaster Business Awards

Leading apprenticeship training provider in South Yorkshire, Whyy? Change, has been named as a finalist for the ‘Excellence in People Development’ category at the Doncaster Chamber Business Awards 2022!

Doncaster Business Awards is the most prestigious award ceremony in the region and one of the biggest business awards in Yorkshire. The Awards will take place on Thursday 1st December 2022 at Doncaster Racecourse.

The Excellence in People Development award recognises businesses which demonstrate their efforts and results from investing in their staff development to support the business and its growth.

The Whyy? Change team make up a shortlist of six businesses in the Excellence in People Development category; Concorde BGW, Home Instead Doncaster, My Pension Expert, Navartis, Unipart Rail and is sponsored by Polypipe Building Products.

Upon finding out the news exciting news, Ray Byrne, CEO of Whyy? Change said:

“We are extremely proud to be shortlisted for this award, it symbolises what we believe in and the culture we are building at Whyy?. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and people development is a core part of what we do as a training provider.”

Ray spoke about Matt Trueman’s professional development, going on to say:

“Matt started in July 2020 as a Marketing intern and has gone on to be promoted twice in two years, to Marketing Lead and Head of Communications. Since starting at Whyy? Change, Matt has been given the opportunity to be enrolled on the Level 4 CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and Level 6 Marketing Manager apprenticeship to complete his Level 6 CIM Diploma Professional Marketing. These highly regarded industry qualifications and development have enabled him to obtain the skills and knowledge to head up the Communications team at Whyy? Change.”

Emma Harrison, who has recently been promoted to Managing Director of Whyy? Change shared her development journey:

“In July 2019, I joined Whyy? Change as their Governance Officer. At the time there wasn’t an apprenticeship standard suited to my role or future ambitions. So, when the Quality Practitioner apprenticeship was launched, in January 2021, I jumped at the opportunity to start it. Since starting my apprenticeship I’ve received Glu Recruit’s highly commended Office Hero award and successfully achieved CIPD study centre status for Whyy?.

April 2021, I was promoted from Governance Officer to Director of Governance, having been recognised by Ray, the CEO as someone leads from the front as a role model who shows willingness to enhance my qualifications through an apprenticeship.”

Whyy? Change is a leading training provider based in South Yorkshire that offers a range of apprenticeship solutions to help businesses upskill and develop their employees.

The apprenticeship training provider adds value to their customers by including accredited qualifications at no additional cost delivered by their team of highly skilled practitioners. Their apprenticeship programmes are created by some of the world’s leading accreditation bodies including Lean & Six Sigma, Leadership (CMI), HR & Learning (CIPD), Marketing (CIM), Quality HSE (Bureau Veritas) and Functional Skills (Pearson Edexcel).

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