Phil Smith with EW's Paul Byrne, collecting the award
UK - Entertainment Workshops (EW), the Rye-based education facility providing essential alternative education in creative media and production arts for students of school-age - has been highly commended in the Micro Business Award category of the Apprenticeships 4 England 2015 Training Provider & Apprentice Employer Awards.

Operations Manager, Paul Byrne, received the award on behalf of the Sussex charity, which was one of seven small businesses shortlisted as finalists for the category.

Also in attendance was EW employee/apprentice, Phil Smith, who recently completed his level three apprenticeship in Live Events & Promotions. He said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at EW to achieve this apprenticeship, the constant support and encouragement has been invaluable"

David Byrne, Chairman said: "It's fantastic to have another great award to add to the growing collection. We are very proud of Phil and his hard work which has undoubtedly led to this award for the charity."

Entertainment Workshops provides a vital education stream for young people and is currently working with over 100 students from the Rother area. The charity has plans to grow and expand to provide opportunity for more students as the year progresses and welcomes industry support.

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