Stuart Cameron, receiving the Award for Newtownards based John Cameron & Sons

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has recognised eleven local employers in their annual Business Excellence Awards for supporting education and employability.

William Greer, Chief Training and Contracts Officer at SERC said,

“SERC is the most successful college in Northern Ireland. Our contribution to shaping the workforce of the future and ensuring people update and develop their skills is second to none. Our innovative, employer-led approach creates better skills, better jobs, better economy and ultimately, better lives for the people of Northern Ireland.

He added “We are proud to work with over 7000 employers and businesses across the country. Our Business Excellence Awards recognise just some of our partner employers’ commitment to the education and training process and to continuous investment in skills development of their staff and we congratulate them and wish them continued success.”

Stuart Cameron, who received the Award for Newtownards based John Cameron & Sons said,

“We are delighted to received this Award from SERC which recognises, not only our commitment to training, but the importance of innovation, development and mentoring to our business here in the local community.”

Chris Irvine, Owner of Chris Irvine Engineering, Bangor, who received a Student Placement Provider Business Excellence Award said,

“We are delighted to received this Award from SERC in recognition as a Student Placement Provider. It is vitally important that young people, whilst they are studying, have access to good placements with local organisations such as Chris Irvine Engineering.   This gives them the opportunity to see what the workplace is really like and for employers, like myself, to see the pool of talent available.”

Awards were presented for:

Commitment to Training
Finaghy Cleaning (Finaghy)
Greenview Gas (Newry)
John Cameron and Sons (Newtownards)
Outsourced Cleaning Services
Reencon Development Services Ltd (Newcastle)
Temple M + E Limited, (Carryduff) and

Commitment to Work-Based Apprenticeship Programme
Quinn’s Bar and Restaurant (Newcastle)

Student Placement Provider
Chris Irvine Engineering (Bangor)
Devenish (Belfast)

Bangor based Chris Irvine Engineering has received a Student Placement Provider Business Excellence Award from South Eastern Regional College (SERC).  Chris Irvine (right) received the Award from David Moore, Business Development Manager, SERC.


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