Apprentice of the Year entrant – Leonie Aldridge
Business admin apprentice Leonie Aldridge has already made a big impact despite only joining automation technology company Promtek last September.
The Brindley Ford company had recently lost a key member of its accounts team and Leonie was able to step into the breach.
She has now been nominated as an Apprentice of the Year in the Staffordshire University Business Awards by Richard Key, Engineering Manager at Promtek.
Richard said: “Leonie Aldridge started with the company in September 2022 as a Level 3 Apprentice in Business Admin.
“At the time of Leonie starting with the business we had unfortunately lost a key member of staff who sorted all of our accounts.
“Having already done a Level 2 Apprenticeship in bookkeeping Leonie was keen to help in any way that she could with the accounts.
“This came at a time that this skill was really needed within the business and Leonie was able to step up to the business needs and assist the managers and directors during a very difficult time.
“Her attitude towards work is exemplary. She is always willing to help out and has been developing and updating processes for the business in invoicing, expenses, wage calculations, time tracking reporting and analysis and purchase orders.
“I would like to put Leonie forward for Apprentice of the Year as in a very short space of time she has managed to make a big impact on the company.”
A family-run business, Promtek was set up by Peter Williams in 1972. Peter is now semi-retired but still remains active in the business with his sons Charles, Simon and Daniel taking over the daily reins.