Truro-based accountancy firm Whyfield is celebrating the news that they have been shortlisted for two separate CCB Excellence in Business Training Awards, one for Outstanding Commitment to Apprenticeships (1-50 employees) and one for Outstanding Commitment to Training (1-50 employees).

Organised by CCB (Cornwall College Business – the training arm of The Cornwall College Group), the award ceremony itself was held at St Kew, near Wadebridge on Thursday 18th July with the overall winners being announced on the evening at a festival-style event which the whole Whyfield team will attend.

Apprentices have a clear pathway at Whyfield where the directors view their development as an opportunity – not a cost. The directors, Laura Whyte and Roxane Neave have both progressed from apprenticeships and have a compelling message ‘You can achieve whatever you want from being a young person in Cornwall’.

The company currently has four apprentices (with a fifth joining the team this month) on different levels working through courses at Cornwall College while at the same time they gain invaluable, hands-on experience, working at Whyfield. The company pays for all membership and exam fees and offer a flexible, family approach to the way it works.

Whilst on the training side; every single member of the team has undergone training over the past 12 months from Mental Health First Aid to Xero and QuickBooks to GDPR in addition to formal professional qualifications supported by the firm such as CIMA, ACCA and CTA.

Commenting on the news, Whyfield Managing Director, Laura Whyte said: “We’re honoured to be recognised for our clear commitment to apprenticeships and training. Credit goes to the whole team for their dedication and commitment to being the best they can be. I’m proud of each and every one of them”.