Employer of the Year

Greene King’s Graham Briggs, apprenticeship manager, Charlotte Hewson, national qualifications manag

Greene Kings Graham Briggs, apprenticeship manager, Charlotte Hewson, national qualifications manager and Ian Marchant, talent director. Picture: GREENE KING - Credit: Greene King

Bury St Edmunds pub retailer and brewer Greene King has scooped a regional title.

The firm was named Macro Employer of the Year at the East of England Apprenticeship Awards, which are run by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The awards, now in their 14th year, recognise businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships.

Since 2011, Greene King has supported more than 9,500 apprentices and offers bespoke qualifications that support a range of job roles including front of house, kitchen and management, tailored to each of the Greene King pub and restaurant brands.

Chief executive Rooney Anand said it was “an honour” to be recognised.

“Apprenticeships are something we are really passionate about and our scheme has proven a real success for us,” he said. “We look forward to representing our region and the hospitality sector in the finals.”