CPW wins ‘Employer of the Year 2011’ award

Birmingham-based environmental services consultancy Couch Perry & Wilkes has won the prestigious 2011 Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Employer of the Year Award.

CPW scooped the title, which was previously known as the YEN Champions Award, at the glittering awards ceremony at Millbank Tower, in London, yesterday (July 7, 2011).

The title rewards employers who demonstrate a commitment to developing the young engineers of the future in employment and by supporting them in education. The judging panel said it was particularly impressed with CPW’s well-structured training programme, as well as its commitment to the ongoing development of young engineers within the business.

Over the past five years, the award-winning company, which has five offices across England, has supported 27 trainee and graduate engineers to progress to fully fledged engineers and is committed to a rolling intake of new apprentices every year.

Simon Seaton-Smith, CPW Director, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award in the face of stiff competition and are pleased that our commitment to nurturing trainee engineers has been recognised in this way.

“It is vital that we play our part in ensuring the UK has a continuous stream of bright, young engineers coming through to work in this industry.

“It has always been CPW’s philosophy to maintain a rolling programme of introducing new entrants into the industry and consider this to be one of the most important criteria for the practice to continue to succeed in the future.”

CPW will receive a trophy and £1,000 of CIBSE training vouchers. The awards were sponsored by Baxi Commercial Division and Heatrae Sadia.