Napier Partnership, the Chichester-based B2B technology PR and marketing agency, was awarded Highly Commended in the category of SME newcomer for the South East of England at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016. Napier is a strong advocate of hiring apprentices, having supported three students so far, two of whom have chosen to continue working at Napier.
Mike Maynard, managing director of Napier, said: “We first employed an apprentice about two years ago because we were looking for young talent to build our team. The timing of this award couldn’t have been better as we are welcoming another apprentice to the Napier team this month.”
Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “The National Apprenticeship Awards enable exceptional apprentices and dedicated employers to receive the recognition they richly deserve. Apprenticeships enable people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed - in some cases up to degree level; and for businesses to grow the talent they need.”