Bury St Edmunds: Apprenticeship awards double for Cecil & Larter

MOTOR dealership Cecil & Larter has achieved an awards double through its apprenticeship scheme.

The company, based in Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds, saw 20-year-old apprentice Charlie Golding, from Great Barton, receive the Apprentice of the Year accolade at the Volvo Apprentice of the Year awards, held at the the Volvo training centre in Daventry.

And service manager Mark Williams collected a special award on behalf of the firm, recognising its “outstanding commitment to development” in the field of apprenticeships.

Charlie Golding, who received a commemorative watch and a certificate, said: “I’m delighted to win the award and would like to thank my colleague Tim for all his support.” (

Mark Williams added: “It’s great to receive praise for the work you are doing and we were delighted to receive this award.”

Cecil & Larter has been training young people on the Volvo Apprenticeship scheme since the project was launched 13 years ago. Many trainees have benefitted from the programme and some continue to work at Cecil & Larter. Two of those, Darren Leader and Tim Traher, have gone on to take senior roles at the company, working as master technicians.

As well as helping Charlie, Tim is also lending support to the latest apprentice to work at Cecil & Larter – his cousin Dan Traher, who started the scheme in June 2011.

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Ray Cawston, managing director at Cecil & Larter, said:“I’d like to congratulate Charlie. He is a promising talent and we will do all we can to support him. It was also great news to gain recognition from our industry peers for the work that we do in relation to staff development. It means a great deal.”