The Company of the Year category is judged on all sorts of aspects of their operations and we felt that this category best reflected the broad spectrum of Derby College's work with the business community and positive impact that this has to the local economy.
The common denominator for all successful business is the skills of their workforce and, by sponsoring this award, we aim to secure this in the minds of employers across the board. As a College, our role is to provide employers with the skills they need to increase their competitive edge and to support our learners with the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in the workplace.
This is the third year that we have sponsored company of the year and we continue to be impressed with the calibre and entrepreneurial spirit that is so prevalent amongst the Derby and Derbyshire business community.
Closer to home, these successful businesses are potentially the future employers of our students so we have a vested interest in encouraging and applauding their growth which results in much needed job creation.