A TALENTED Redditch apprentice has visited the House of Lords to receive a prestigious print award.
Lauren Powell, aged 18, who works for Adare SEC, is currently working towards her Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service, and travelled to London to present her print design coursework to judges from The Print Charity for its annual awards.
And not only did she win the 2018 Print Futures Award but also heard she would receive funds to pay for courses, software and equipment to help expand her experience in the print industry.
“I didn’t even think I’d get past the application stage, so the award came as a big surprise,” said Lauren.
“I don’t believe I could have done it without the encouragement and support I receive from my team,” said Lauren who has worked at Adare SEC’s Redditch Secure Solutions site, in Claybrook Drive, since November 2017.
“I feel like I’ve already started to grow with Adare SEC, so this award is a huge boost for my confidence. It is definitely going to help me further my career within the printing industry. I have already chosen to go on two different courses so it’s already benefitting my career.”
Marie Ganderton, Head of Customer Services at Adare SEC in Redditch, added: “We are very proud of Lauren. She has worked tirelessly since she joined us in November, is now a major support on the team and has a workload comparable to a full-time employee.
“She really is one to look out for in the future and deserves our praise and support to continue to achieve.”
Redditch-born Lauren, who was nominated for the award by her BPIF training co-ordinator Steve Powers, has high hopes for her print career following the major national accolade which she received at a special ceremony at the House of Lords on July 26.