Gedling business wins international award for work with apprentices

Date Posted: 2:34 PM on Fri, 9 February 2018

A business in Gedling has been recognised for its outstanding work in supporting local apprentices with an international award.

Drury Joinery Services won the award in the Micro-Enterprise category at the European Alliance for Apprenticeship event in Brussels. Their success is all the more impressive as they were the only UK winner from the 12 categories. The award was presented to them by Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke last week at the council’s civic centre. The award recognises the achievements of Drury Joinery Services over a 15 year period in successfully supporting apprentices to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Lee Drury, owner of Drury Joinery Services Limited has previously worked with and supported eight apprentices; seven of whom are still working in the trade and three have gone on to establish their own business. 

Lee was part of the Action for Construction Forum, an international project run by Gedling Borough Council to encourage small and medium sized businesses to take on apprentices. The award recognised Lee’s contribution during the forum sessions and his attention to detail in his training as well as preparing his apprentices to become self-employed

Owner of Drury Joinery Services Limited, Lee Drury said,      

“I’m delighted to receive the recognition for over 15 years of working with young people; I see it as my contribution to them and the industry.”

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said,

“We are delighted to see Lee win this award for the hard work he has done with apprentices, he’s a great example of a local business making a real contribution in the community that’s being recognised internationally.”