We're really delighted to have won the Employer of the Year Award for 2017.
As a business that thrives due to the capability and commitment of our "extended family" of removals and storage experts and support staff, we are thrilled to have been voted "Employer of the Year" at the recent Midlands Family Business Awards ceremony.
Ballards have a strong sense of responsibility to all of the people we employ, many of whom have been with us for a very long time, and we are also commited to bringing new people into the industry. We have recently created a new trainee development programme and are neew trainees joined us earlier this month. Our internal processes in relation to employment and staff development were assessed as part of the shortlisting process, so it's good to know that external assessors recognise the benefits of what we do.
Matt and Lizz Ballard were delighted to accept the award on behalf of the Ballard family at a fantastic event, attended by over 350 people representing Midlands based businesses, at Derby Velodrome. We'd like to congratulate the other category winners.
Particular mention goes to River Canal Rescue Ltd, winners of the People's Choice and Service Excellence Awards, who offer marine breakdown assistance and recovery services for users of the UK inland waterways. We wish them every success in the future.