Picture above:Sam Allen with his Intermediate Apprentice of the Year commendation at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards.

Conservatory Outlet, the UK’s leading manufacturer of windows, doors and living spaces, was again recognised at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards as Sam Allen walked away with a special award for his work as an Intermediate level apprentice.

Founded by the Yorkshire Evening Post, the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards celebrates individuals and businesses in the region that excel at delivering and supporting vocational education through work.

Finance Assistant Sam Allen was recognised for his outstanding work in completing his AAT Level 2 Apprenticeship. He recently completed his apprenticeship, gaining a distinction in the process, combining class-based study at Wakefield College alongside on-the-job learning and a full-time role within Conservatory Outlet’s Finance team.

Sam said about his award: “I’m delighted to have been recognised by the judges. I’ve found my apprenticeship really beneficial for my development. I’ve been able to take what I’ve learnt in class and immediately apply it at work. It’s given me a brilliant perspective and I can’t wait to continue my studies as I work my AAT Level 3 qualifications.”

Congratulating Sam on his award, Mick Giscombe, Conservatory Outlet’s Managing Director, said: “I’m delighted for Sam. His progression since joining the company has been rewarding to see.

“From starting out as a Finance Apprentice, working towards various AAT qualifications, he has completed his studies, earned a promotion and made a giant impact within the Finance department with his willingness to learn, enthusiasm and problem-solving abilities.”

Sam’s success further cements Conservatory Outlet as a leading advocate of apprentices and training in the region, and within the wider fenestration and manufacturing sectors.

Last year, the company won numerous plaudits for its in-house apprenticeship programme and saw Operations Manager Michelle Horne and Marketing Manager Nikki Lewis receive special awards for their ongoing work and commitment to apprenticeships.

The recognition at the West Yorkshire Apprenticeship follows the news that Conservatory Outlet has recently been named as one of Wakefield’s most successful businesses, per an independent report created by Wakefield Council in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield.

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