Honouring Manchester College for it’s Contribution to Industry Training in 2015

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is delighted to announce that Manchester College and OLASS (Offender Learning and Skills Service) is the 2015 winner of the Eric Hill Memorial Award.

This annual award, presented in association with the City and Guilds Institute, goes to the college or training provider that produces the greatest number of successful candidates in cleaning-related qualifications each year.

This year’s winner is part of the Manchester College Group, a large scale social enterprise which has learning, skills, development and transitional services at the heart of its mission. It delivers a comprehensive package of services for learners in custody and the community enabling progression into education, training and employment.

Mr Timothy Doyle, Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners presented the Award, certificate and purse at the livery company’s court luncheon in Armourers’ Hall in London last week to Mr Paul Fry, Deputy Education Manager, at Manchester College and OLASS.

“Trainees and apprentices who achieve National Vocational Qualifications are vital in raising professional standards within the cleaning industry and the advancement of education and training within the industry is at the heart of our company’s Royal Charter,” said Mr Doyle. “It is a great pleasure to present the Eric Hill Memorial Award, named in honour of our company’s founder, to a training provider who is making such a significant contribution to improving industry standards.”

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Timothy Doyle & Paul Fry

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