THREE Trafford College Group apprentices have won trophies at the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Kane Brown from Royal Northern College of Music won best overall apprentice, while Nadeem Alli and Aimee Southgate finished runners-up.

Commis chef Kane, 18, had already won Overall Apprentice of the Year and Hospitality Apprentice of the Year at Trafford College Group’s own Apprenticeship Awards, held at AJBell Stadium last March.

Emma Nixon, an assessor for Trafford College Group, said: “Kane is a true success story. This young apprentice has developed beyond all expectation.

“I’ve seen him develop from a shy school leaver into a skilled professional. It goes without saying that his colleagues also think he is just a true star.”

Pharmacy assistant Nadeem also won an NHS Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy Services in the Workplace award last month.

Apprentice business development manager, Michelle Whitehead, said: “Nadeem was appointed a new line manager for the remaining journey of his apprenticeship.

“Again Nadeem took to this situation well and continued to strive!”

Ms Southgate, a hairdresser at Tramps Boutique in Stockport, was commended as a “Rising Star” at the Stockport Business Awards on the same night as the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce ceremony.

Lola Docherty, apprentice business development manager, said: “Aimee shows exceptional promise working in a very progressive salon. For the dedication and hard work she put in during her apprenticeship, she deserves all the success.”

The Chamber of Commerce award ceremony was held at Cresta Court Hotel on Thursday 10 October.

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