Three strong candidates from Bagnalls were put forward for the 2018 Family Business of the Year Awards. Bagnalls long-standing commitment to apprentices was rewarded when Ellie, Ryan and Adam were all shortlisted as finalists for this prestigious competition, which celebrates the contribution family businesses make to the UK economy. The winner was determined by a panel of experienced judges looking for a range of qualities including dedication, an aptitude for learning and pride in working for a family business. Adam Knowles from the Ellesmere Port branch of Bagnalls was deemed to meet all the criterion and was crowned Family Business Apprentice of the Year.
Stephen Bagnall, Group Managing Director added “We are so proud of our apprenticeship scheme, especially Adam, Ryan and Ellie, who have all proven themselves to be excellent apprentices during their time with Bagnalls. Adam, in particular, has demonstrated a willingness to learn and always has a can-do attitude, character traits which we hope will develop throughout his career with the company.”