ALS operates as a trading division of Maxwell Amenity Ltd, and we are proud to report that our company came away as a winner and finalist for Shropshire Business awards.
The annual awards evening, one of the largest business events outside of London, was attended this year by more than 600 guests at Telford's International Centre. Twelve awards were handed out, including the two awards that Maxwell Amenity had been shortlisted for: Outstanding Customer Service and Apprentice of the Year.
ALS functions as a trading wing of Maxwell Amenity, a medium sized business Shropshire based business employing over 70 full-time staff. The company provides products and services primarily to the turf, landscaping and lawn care industries and have a spectrum of clients that, include Premier League football clubs and high profile golf courses. Since a merger in 2009, the business has adopted a pro-active strategy of employing apprentices, skill developing them, and integrating them into a fast growing, vibrant, and challenging business. Working alongside Matrix Training & Development Ltd and Telford College of Art & Technology, 11 apprentices have been trained and taken on into different areas of the business in the last four years.
Managing Director, Dave Saltman, was understandably delighted by the success of his teams, "We have strived to develop and improve in all areas of the company. This is the first time we have entered these awards and it is rewarding to have this sort of recognition from the business community. We are extremely proud of our staff and what we have achieved."
John Richards, Operations Director, spoke to the Shropshire Star about the win: "We are in a small community in Telford, and are in a semi-rural area which is difficult for people to get to. Bringing up your own youngsters into the workforce is crucial."
For the full Shropshire Star article, click here.
For more pictures and information about the event, click here.