Salford-based Mettler Toledo Safeline was named the runner-up for the Environmental Achievement Award, sponsored by CMR Consultants.
This award recognizes the manufacturer that has done the most or taken the most innovative steps to improve its environmental performance.
It won for the second time after apprentice Jordan Brophy, aged 25, was named runner-up for the Outstanding Final Year Apprentice Award, sponsored by Siemens.
While Brophy impressed judges with his excellent balance of both technical skills and product knowledge, his company impressed with its pragmatic team-orientated approach, which has led to great results in a number of areas within the business.
Judges said that the company demonstrated great environmental awareness, innovation and eco design with strong vision for the future.
Both were selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics and were up against tough competition from a range of dynamic businesses, small and large, from across the UK.
“I know that other young people and parents may be weighing up the benefits of an apprenticeship – all I can say is that it offers great opportunities, and I hope my success demonstrates this,” says Brophy.