Melton energy firm celebrates after IT employee scoops top training award

Rural Energy's Craig Shuttleworth (right) receives his award EMN-150808-112802001
Rural Energy's Craig Shuttleworth (right) receives his award EMN-150808-112802001
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Melton-based biomass energy provider Rural Energy is celebrating after one of its staff scooped a top training award.

Craig Shuttleworth, a member of the firm’s IT department, won his ‘most achieved skills support for the workforce (SSW) learner’ award at a recent Pera Training awards ceremony.

The awards celebrate learners and employers who have excelled during Pera Training’s SSW courses, showing exceptional progress and positive impact on their business.

Rural Energy, whose head office is in Burrough-on-the-Hill, has recently put several employees through the SSW programme. The scheme, funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency, helps improve the skills of employees in small or medium-sized businesses.

After six months of hard work, Mr Shuttleworth was officially recognised for his dedication and progress as he completed a level three qualification in leadership and management.

He said: “I feel honoured to be recognised in this way and would like to thank Rural Energy for putting me through the training. My new skills will not only help me work more efficiently but will also have a positive impact on the team around me, as I put what I’ve learnt about leadership to the test.”

Rural Energy managing director Paul Clark said: “I’m so proud of Craig’s achievement as well as all of those who have recently gained new qualifications at Rural Energy. We believe that by investing in our staff we can provide an even better service to our customers and continue to operate as biomass industry leaders.”