Double whammy for Digital Innovators in the Solihull Chamber Awards Shortlist

Digital Innovators is Shortlisted in the Solihull Chamber Awards 2020

Digital Innovators has been shortlisted for two awards in the Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards 2020 – Small Business of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

We are particularly proud of Junior Project Manager, Chris Kennedy, who has been shortlisted in the Apprentice of the Year category against a number of high calibre entries. 

Chris epitomises everything we stand for as a business. He joined us originally as a student on our Skills Programme alongside his college course. He flourished as his group took on a major challenge to design the classroom of the future as his Skills Programme project. He then successfully applied to join the Digital Innovators team as a degree apprentice Junior Project Manager. In the past 12 months he’s taken on a huge range of tasks and been instrumental in helping the company adapt to support students and promote new courses throughout lockdown.

Pete Cripps, Director of Design and Technology at Digital Innovators said: “We’re thrilled to see Chris’ hard work and progression recognised by the Solihull Chamber. He is a real asset to our company and we are keeping everything crossed that he goes on to win the award.”

But that’s not all. Digital Innovators is extremely proud to be shortlisted for the Small Business of the Year Award, particularly in a year which has proved so challenging, both for businesses and for young people. It’s been great to see students progressing on our programmes despite the challenges this year has presented.

This year has seen our business expand to offer our employability training to a much broader age group, including adult learners. We’ve also completely reinvented our courses so they can be delivered remotely as well as face to face. 

“We are delighted to be shortlisted at Small Business of the Year. The Solihull business community has shown real resilience over the past few months and we’re proud to be a part of it.” Added David Hull, Director of Business Development and Engagement.

The winners will be announced during the Chamber’s Virtual Solihull Annual Awards Celebration on Thursday 15th October via live stream from Chamber HQ.  To book FREE tickets to the online awards, please book via the event page on the Chamber website.

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