The Park Hotel Barnstaple again hosted the 2018 Annual GTD Prize Giving event. An inspiring speech was given by our guest speaker, Polar Explorer Antony Jinman and was followed by a presentation to our award winners and apprenticeship completions.
The event was supported by well over 100 local employers, apprentices and their families emphasising the important role that GTD plays in North Devon providing top quality apprenticeships for local engineering companies.
This year’s special achievement award was presented to Aaron Yeo, Managing Director of ANY Weld in Barnstaple. Aaron completed an engineering apprentice with GTD and now owns and runs his own engineering company employing over 20 members of staff, including apprentices, specialising in the manufacture and installation of steelwork and glass.
This year’s award winners were:
1st Year Mechanical Tom Maslen – Brimar Technique
1st Year Electrical/Electronic Euan Gillespie – Beran Instruments
2nd Year Mechanical Andrew Harris – Tritech Group
2nd Year Electrical/Electronic Charlie White – Eurofins ETC
3rd Year Mechanical Richard Webber- TDK Lambda
3rd Year Electrical/Electronic Matthew Bradley – TT Electronics
4th Year Mechanical Harry Condliffe- Hobart Manufacturing
4th Year Electrical/Electronic William Smith – TT Electronics
Special Achievement Award Aaron Yeo – ANY Weld
A big thank you from the Board of Directors and staff at GTD to our event sponsors and those that attended to support a fantastic event.
Group Training and Development
Group Training and Development (GTD) Limited was established more than 40 years ago by a number of like-minded manufacturing companies in North Devon. It was created with the vision of promoting and advancing the provision of Apprenticeships in this area, primarily within Engineering, and to provide support to local employers and their trainees in the form of Apprenticeship Training.

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