The event, which celebrated the success of employees, apprenticeships, new start-ups and large businesses was the largest in the history of the awards, with an audience of 500 representatives from businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Soccer AM presenter, Lloyd Griffith hosted the event in which the winners of 14 awards were announced at the ceremony at the Epic Centre at Lincolnshire Showground on Tuesday October 17.
Waldeck was recognised for its contribution to education, training and skills.
Veronica Ruby, Head of Training and Development at Waldeck, collected the award on behalf of the company with Steve Hall, Operations Director, who shared: “Lots of businesses struggle to find the right talent out there at the moment. We have to grow our own talent and make them fit for the work place.”
The judges of the award, sponsored by the University of Lincoln, said “In the face of a skills gap Waldeck have established an impressive track record of growing their own talent.”
Veronica Ruby, Head of Training and Development later added: “It is great to be recognised locally for our Graduate Training Scheme, which attracts graduates from across Europe.
“We are delighted to welcome our second cohort of graduates this month, who will be based across four of our offices; Sleaford, Sheffield, Peterborough and Newark within our multi-disciplinary design teams. There will be a huge focus on collaboration, as they are embedded into our digital way of working.”
Other winners from the evening included Root2 Recruitment Ltd, who were crowned the Small Medium Business of the Year, Curves, who clinched the much-sought after Heart of the Community Award and Micronclean Ltd, who were honoured with the Large Business of the Year Award.