Benson’s Becky Wins Apprenticeship Week Prize!

In Packaging on November 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm


Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is delighted to announce that Benson Bardon repro apprentice, Becky Timson, has won a country-wide competition to design the official T-shirt for National Apprenticeship Week 2014.

Becky, who takes part in day-release studies at Leicester College whilst working at Benson Bardon, near Leicester, was on hand at the Skills Show, taking place at the NEC from November 14 to 16, to show off her winning design.

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses. National Apprenticeship Week will take place between March 3 and 7, 2014, which will be its seventh year. The focus is on raising the profile of apprenticeships amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. Everyone with an interest in apprenticeships across England is encouraged to get involved in the week.

Paul Kinsley, Curriculum Area Manager, Creative Arts and Media at Leicester College, speaking at the Skills Show, said: “It is a brilliant event. It is a privilege to witness the incredible standard of work delivered by apprentices from across the country. I am especially proud that our print apprentice Becky has created the winning t-shirt design for National Apprenticeship Week 2014.”

Louise Webster, Human Resources Advisor for Benson Group, said: “We were thrilled and delighted that Becky was able to produce the winning design, the focus of which was to promote the whole concept of apprenticeships to youngsters, parents, teachers and businesses. Our own young team here at Benson Bardon have been working very hard this year, and are currently in the running for an award being run by our local newspaper for young achievers. We are very proud of them all.

“Apprenticeships are important for our own needs at Benson Group, but we also consider the creation of skilled operators to be positive for the packaging industry as a whole. It is also essential for our customers, who will require packaging experts for many years to come. We wish our youngsters every success with these awards.”

Details of the Leicester Mercury competition can be found here.

About Benson Group

Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for both the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers.

The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Benson Group continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food and beverage processors are the main customers at Bardon and for the company’s two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets. In recent years, investment in new plant and equipment across the four sites totals in excess of £22 million. The group employs over 900 UK based employees across all four production sites.

Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the Group include Two Sisters Food Group, Reckitt Benkiser, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains. Food and healthcare packaging is exported to customers in countries throughout Europe.

For further information on the Benson Group visit the web site.




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