3sun Group, specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has won the Best Skills Initiative Award and the Scottish Power Renewables Offshore Wind Award at this year’s EEEGR Awards.
The awards celebrate the best of the East of England’s energy industry, honouring the achievements and developments of companies over the past 12 months. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 16 July at Norwich City Football Club.
Commenting on the Group’s success, Graham Hacon, CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to have won two categories at this year’s EEEGR Awards and especially delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to young people within the industry. A double award win is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team. ”
The Best Skills Initiative Award recognises a scheme that demonstrates a skills initiative to aid and enhance the development of individuals within an organisation in the energy sector, and was awarded to 3sun Group in recognition of its Pre-Apprenticeship programme.
Andy Holyland, training and resource manager for 3sun Group, said: “Nurturing the next generation of industry talent is of significant importance to the company and key to overcoming the current skills gap.
“Many apprenticeship programmes are long and inflexible, ultimately failing to address youth unemployment. Our Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme, in partnership with Great Yarmouth College, addresses the balance between practical, theoretical and work-based learning, enabling young people to make informed decisions on their future careers whilst also helping to remedy the current skills shortage in the industry.”
The Scottish Power Renewables Offshore Wind Award recognises the company that has made the most significant contribution to offshore wind in the East Anglian Region, and awards the winner £1000 to donate to a local charity of choice.
Since its inception in 2007, 3sun Group has grown rapidly to now employ over 300 people across seven divisions, and has earned a global reputation for resolving some of the key energy engineering challenges facing the energy sector. Its recent acquisition of AID Industrial marked a successful first quarter of the year for the Group, following major contract wins, a £10million investment from the Business Growth Fund and a Top 20 position on The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.