Four apprentices employed by Thurlow Nunn Standen, one of East Anglia’s premier agricultural machinery dealers, have scooped a prestigious industry award.
Chris Underwood (Littleport), Gabe Powell (Melton), Andrew Ford (Attleborough) and Jac Marshall (Hinderclay) all pictured below, have been named as joint winners of the Dealer Apprentice of the Year (Eastern Region) Award by farm machinery industry website Agri Machinery Trade News.
At a presentation on Monday 20th February at Thurlow Nunn Standen’s head office at Ely, Cambridgeshire, the four winners were each presented with a commemorative glass trophy. A special award was also presented to Service Director, Adrian Brown, in recognition of the companies dedication and long term commitment to the development of their apprentices.
Awards organiser and publisher Paul Caunce commented “The Agri Machinery Trade Dealer Apprentice of the Year awards are designed to recognise the very best apprentices that the industry currently employs. Nominations were sought from dealers in the region, and the four young people submitted by Thurlow Nunn Standen were by far the strongest nominations we received. It actually became difficult to pick an overall winner from them, hence the joint winners. Chris, Andrew, Jacques and Gabriel are all showing excellent potential in their studies, either at Warwickshire College or Easton College, and are also excelling in the workshop environment at the various TNS branches they are based. Additionally, we also wanted to recognise Thurlow Nunn Standen. They are an excellent example of an employer in the farm machinery sector that work tirelessly to attract young people to become apprentices.”
Caunce continued “There has never been a more exciting time for talented and enthusiastic young people to work in Land Based Engineering. The technology currently being used on farms is way ahead of other industries such as the automotive industry, and the future is very much one of drones, robotics, GPS Guidance, telematics and even autonomous vehicles”.