Young Preston chef wins Apprentice accolade

Posted on - 25th June, 2014 - 4:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Liam Jackson accepting his award

Liam Jackson accepting his award

Runshaw Business Centre’s annual Apprenticeship Awards, held last Tuesday (17 June 2014), celebrated the achievements of apprentices from across the Preston area.


The event at the Leyland Hotel witnessed 18-year-old Liam Jackson from Penwortham winning the Young Apprentice of the Year accolade.
Liam took up a Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship after leaving school. He planned and cooked menus for Runshaw College and is now on a Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship.

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With little experience of professional kitchens, his commitment and determination he has led him to become a talented young chef.
Liam, who works at the Fusion Room restaurant in Preston, said: “I’m so proud to have won this award. Everyone at Runshaw and work has been very supportive and, even though I work long hours, I’m really enjoying it and have learnt loads.”
Runshaw College business centre manager Adrian Roscoe, said: “This event celebrates the achievements of our apprentices that studied with us in 2013/14. We are very proud of all of them and have high hopes for their future development.
“We’re committed to improving levels of youth unemployment and creating opportunities for young people and events like these are a great way to showcase achievement and remind our learners that we are only a success because they are.”
Other winners on the night were George Turner (17) from Penwortham, Becky Gott (22) from Leyland, George Dobson (21) from Leyland, Jodie Dolphin (18) from Chorley, and Tracy Lowe (43) from Whelley in Wigan.

George Taylor, Liam Jackson, Tracy Lowe, Becky Gott, Jodie Dolphin, George Dobson

George Taylor, Liam Jackson, Tracy Lowe, Becky Gott, Jodie Dolphin, George Dobson

Image show the winners at the Runshaw Business Centre 2014 Apprenticeship Awards

Runshaw Business Centre (RBC) is one of the North West’s leading training and development providers and is located within the Runshaw College campus in Chorley.


In September 2010 Runshaw College was awarded the prestigious gold status from Investors in People (IIP) by achieving a perfect score of 196 out of 196 – a unique outcome in the IIP award scheme

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