After a fantastic night at the Hive Awards 2016 we are proud to announce that we are winners of 2 highly acclaimed awards.
Our first win was the ‘Investing in Future Skills’ award, which celebrates businesses engaging with local education providers to develop skills in the local workforce. A big factor in our success was the forming of an educational partnership with Blackburn College and University Centre, allowing us to give work experience to around 20 students per year – working on live projects in a real-world work environment. Industry experience is a real must in the eyes of employers in the design sector, and our work allows students to gain this vital part of their skill set. We also offer mentoring and school visits to inspire and advise the next generation of creative minds.
We’d barely taken our seats before we were summoned to the stage for a second time, collecting the ‘Creative and Digital Award’, managing to beat off stiff competition to retain our title won last year. The judges were impressed with the business, stating that we had demonstrated signs of solid growth, invested in new staff and diversified our production. They also mentioned the community connection with education and recognised the development of fresh creative talent.
We were up against some brilliant – and considerably larger – businesses, and winning these awards is a massive achievement for us. It’s going to be another exciting year at TPW and we are looking forward to the new challenges with a spring in our step.