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Celebrating Somerset’s future talent at the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards

The winners of the Somerset Education Business Partnership Awards 2020 were revealed on Thursday, November 19.

Thatchers Cider took the prize for Careers Inspiration in Business (50+ Employees). Head of Field Sales, Emma Cox, said: “This award is really special as its celebrates the work we do in schools with the young people who are at the heart of our young talent programme and community.”

The full awards ceremony can be watched online at

The evening was summed up by Cora Heal, Hinkley Point C Supported Traineeship Lead, who said: “Such an inspiring night – all of the nominees are amazing.”

Somerset Education Business Partnership would like to thank headline sponsors Milsted Langdon and all award category sponsors  for their continued support. The Partnership also thanked the creative media department at Bridgwater & Taunton College for sharing our finalists’ stories in a truly inspiring film.

The winners:

Careers Inspiration in Business (1-49 Employees): Sedgemoor Caravans

Careers Inspiration in Business (50+ Employees): Thatchers Cider

Careers Inspiration in Education: South Somerset 14-19 Partnership

Young Aspiration: Jake Hunter

Enterprise in Education:

Removing Barriers: Your IT Now

Overcoming Barriers: Ashton McConnell

Best Placement Employer: CG Fry & Son

Best Placement Participant: Sophie Hipgrave

Outstanding Personal Contribution: Tom Thayer

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