Prime Minister Applauds ITCS Apprenticeship Initiative
The Prime Minister has praised a Bridgend company for taking on its first apprentice and so honouring a promise made at Number 10. The pledge was made by Brian Stokes, Managing Director of ITCS one of the UK’s top IT Support Companies, after the Prime Minister singled him out for a chat. ITCS is one of the recognised Wales Fast 50 companies and has won numerous awards for service and support. Mr Stokes was singled out by Mr Cameron and ready with advice at the star studded reception, full of Welsh TV personalities, rugby stars and other leading businessmen.
Giving young people the chance to learn.
Brian said: “He asked me what I thought the Government was doing right or could be doing better, so I said that I was pleased to see the Government pledge of committing additional investment to apprenticeships. We see a lot of engineers who leave college and cannot get a job in their chosen field, burdened with debt, and have no industry experience. I explained that an apprenticeship is more focused, more hands on, and would give us a better engineer at the end of it.”
“We had quite a chat and I told him we’d be keen to start doing apprenticeships and working closely with the local schools and colleges. I really felt that he took the point and welcomed my feedback.” The Prime Minister clearly did. He was delighted to hear Brian’s enthusiasm for apprenticeships.
Mr Cameron added: “They are a key part of our plans to grow our economy, giving young people the chance to learn a trade and helping to build the highly-skilled workforce that our businesses need. They are good for people who want to get ahead, good for business and good for the country. It’s great news that ITCS are now taking on their first apprentice and I hope they will inspire more companies to do the same. I wish ITCS and their new apprentice all the best for the future.”
Award winning IT Computer Support and Managed Maintenance Services.
Brian Stokes says he was selected to attend the Downing Street reception as one of Wales’s “Fast 50″ companies. It was also recognition of the role ITCS has played over the years in supporting and rolling out Government backed initiatives. Brian set up the company with his business partner Gareth John in 2004 and they now employ 20 people. The company delivers award winning IT Computer Support and Managed Maintenance Services to businesses throughout Wales and the South West of England.
As Wales’s number one IT Outsourcing Partner, ITCS can save clients thousands of pounds each year, and deliver innovative, cost effective solutions. With their head offices on the Bridgend Industrial Estate they cover the whole of Wales and the South West of England. For further information visit www.itcs.co.uk
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We were honoured to be presented with the Service Business of the Year award to recognise recognising our outstanding IT and business support.
ITCS was honoured to be presented with the Service Business of the Year award to recognise their dedication to providing businesses in Bridgend, and south Wales, with outstanding IT and business support.
Now in its third year, these awards were founded with the intention of seeking out the ‘shining stars’ of the Bridgend business community. They are organised by Bridgend Business Forum and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council.
Along with the other award nominees, ITCS attended a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony hosted by BBC News Correspondent Sian Lloyd at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel in Coychurch.
We are delighted to add this accolade to our already impressive list of awards, including being included in the Wales Fast Growth 50 for three years in a row.
kmBridgend Business Forum Awards – Service Business of the Year