Nordic Pioneer, a training company which specialises in workforce development as well as cleaning and environmental apprenticeships, has been presented with the Eric Hill Memorial Award by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners for the second year running.
The livery company annually presents the Eric Hill Memorial Award (in remembrance of its founder), in partnership with the City and Guilds Institute. This is presented to the college or training centre with the greatest number of successful candidates in a cleaning-related qualification.
Nordic Pioneer received the award for delivering the most cleaning and local environmental services apprenticeships across the UK. The company has been involved in training across the UK and Ireland since 2002, when the first UK accredited course in graffiti removal was developed and delivered, primarily to frontline staff employed by local authorities.
Di Shakespeare, managing director of Nordic Pioneer, said: “We were honoured to receive the Eric Hill Memorial Award for the second year running. Winning this major industry accolade twice, which is very rarely achieved, once again makes us realise how valued our work is and drives us to continue providing the best possible services within our sector. As an organisation, we are passionate about up-skilling the industry and giving existing workforces the industry recognised qualifications that they deserve to enter into - or progress within - the cleaning, housing and waste management sectors. This award is due to the efforts of our entire team, and I would therefore like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in helping us to achieve it.”
Pictured from left to right are Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, Peter Robb, Nordic Pioneer chairman, Peter Robinson, and Nordic Pioneer managing director, Di Shakespeare.