Stars shine at apprentice awards

The winners have been announced at this year's annual STARS awards - Scarborough's Talented Apprentices Recognised with Success.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 8:42 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 9:49 am
Two winners from last year's STARS awards

This year, the organisers received a record number of nominations with well over 100 submitted.

The prestigious presentation evening was held at the Scarborough Spa tonight when the winners and runners up got their awards.

STARS was first set up in 2015 with the support of the National Careers Service.

The Borough of Scarborough did not have a collaborative apprenticeship event that support and praised not only the achievement of local apprentices but also looked at raising awareness and aspirations of those looking to go down the apprenticeship route.

A spokesman said: "This has now become an annual event and has only been made possible through the amazing support of our sponsors; main event sponsor Yorkshire Coast Homes, followed by our other sponsors that include Keepmoat, Willmott Dixon, Yorkshire Coast College and Adult Learning Service NYCC."

The Apprenticeship Awards


Runner Up-

Coral Jones- Nominated by Kitto Amanda. Employer- Cast Iron Bath Company


Beth Rowley- Nominated by Kate Salt. Employer- Castle Recruitment. Training Provider Yorkshire Coast College

Business Admin

Runners Up-

Emma Mcniven- Nominated by Sadie Osborne. Employer- Dalby Offshore. Training Provider Yorkshire Coast Enterprise

Tracie Marson- Nominated by Jennifer Crowther. Employer- Yorkshire Coast Enterprise. Training Provider Intraining Delivered by YCE


Ben Dolan who was nominated by Y H Training Services. Employer- Yorkshire Coast Yorkshire.Training Provider- Y H Training

Hair & Beauty

Runner Up-

Poppy Hodgkins- nominated by Sophie Burr. Training Provider The Academy


Vicky Harper- Nominated by Louise Pearson. Employer Goodies Salon. Training Provider- The Academy of Hair & Beauty


Runner Up- Joint Runner Ups

Craig Kelly- Nominated by Lee Dolan. Employer- Yorkshire Coast Homes Training Provider-East Riding College

Jordan Andrew- Nominated by Joanne Hakings. Employer Willmott Dixon &;Future Work. Training Provier- Redcar & Cleveland


Rikki Darlow who’s training provider is CITB. Employer Keepmoat.


Runner Up-

Christopher Messruther- Nominated by Gregg Firth. Employer- Firmac Training Provider-Derwent Training

Joint winners

Rosie Roberts who was nominated by Rob Whatmore. Employer- Dale Power Solutions. Their training provider is Derwent Training

Rob Barker- nominated by Stuart Mawer. Employer-Unison. Training provider- Yorkshire Coast College

Health & Social Care

Runner Up-

Nicola Ruff- Nominated by Caroline Purnell. Employer- North Yorkshire Horizons.Training Provider- Yorkshire Coast College

Winner- Joint Winners

Tanya Dexter- Nominated by Rachel Sawdon. Employer- Queen Margarets Nursing Home. Training Provider- Selby College

Trudi Hewitt- Employer Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home. Training Provider- Selby College

Hospitality and Catering

Runner Up-

Johnathan Escreet- Nominated by Paula Truelove. Employer- The Crescent Hotel. Training Provider- Yorkshire Coast College


Charlotte Hornsey- nominated by Vicky Riley. Employer- Crown Spa Hotel. Training provider- East Riding College

Retail/Customer service

Runner Up-

Paul Jackman- Nominated by Sandra Gregory. Employer- Humble Pie. Training

Provider- YH Training


Melissa Scott- Nominated by Kerry Toshach. Employer- Pandora. Training Provider- YH Training

Specialist Category

This category is for all those niche apprenticeship roles that did not attract a high volume of nominations

Runner up-

Liam Bare- Nominated by Richard Rogers. Employer- Save 9. Training Provider- YH Training


Olga Iwaniszuk- Nominated by Caroline Burnell. Employer- Gladstone Road School. Training Provider- North Yorkshire County Council

Specialist Awards

Small Business Award

Runner Up

C-Ways- Nominated by Mel Raven from Tyro Training


Krash Labs- Nominated by Richard Roger from YH Training

Medium Business Award

Runner Up: (Not Attending on the night)

Kebbell Homes- Nominated by Joanne Hakings from the Skills Village


Dalby Offshore

Business Person of the Year

Runner Up:

Poppy Hodgkins- Nominated by Sophie Burr of The Academy.


Mark Johnston- Nominated by Rachel Stanhope from Intraining

Traineeship Learner of the Year

Runner Up-

Jack Newham- Nominated by Joanne Hakings.Training Provider Yorkshire Coast Homes

Winne r-

Sophie Gamble- Nominated by Simon Knowles. Training Provider Y H Training Services.

Most Improved Apprentice

Runner Up-

Melissa Scott- Nominated by Dawn Brookes. Employer- Pandora.Training Provider- YH Training


Naomi Draycott- Nominated by Pam Colyer. Employer- Colyer Associates. Training Provider- Tyro Training

Success through Adversity

Runner Up-

Tracie Marson- Nominated by Jennifer Crowther. Employer- Yorkshire Coast Enterprise. Training Provider- Intraining Delivered by YCE


Robbie Welford- Nominated by Helen Scott/Andrew Hutton/Emma Choat. Employer- Glaves Butcher. Training Provider: NON

Apprentice of the Year

Runner Up-

Rikki Darlow

Nominated by Iesha Waterson. Employer- Keepmoat. Training Provider Yorkshire Coast College


Beth Rowley

Nominated by Kate Salt. Employer- Castle Recruitment. Training Provider Yorkshire Coast Yorkshire Coast College