Our very own Ross Kerr won the ultimate accolade when he was crowned Apprentice of the Year at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019. The award was presented on 31st May at a gala dinner compered by comedienne and actress Elaine C. Smith.

Ross, who hails from Wishaw, served his apprenticeship here at our manufacturing site in Motherwell.  Now a time-served Manufacturing Engineer, he has excelled as an apprentice during his time within our business.

Paul Douglas, Managing Director of Terex Trucks, said of Ross’s win: “Here at our plant in Motherwell, we have been on a journey to develop a world class apprentice scheme, and many of our team has worked hard to create a programme which aims to develop future talent for our business, and attract the best and brightest apprentices from the local area.

“Ross has already used his prize-winning talent and skills to make an excellent contribution to our growing business and we are delighted to have him as part of our team. This win also demonstrates that our Modern Apprentice programme is doing all of the right things, as we seek to attract the brightest talent in our next intake of apprentices.”

Award winner, Ross Kerr, stated: “I am absolutely delighted to have been named Lanarkshire Apprentice of the Year for 2019. I was honoured to have been shortlisted in the final three but to win was very special. There is an undoubtable amount of highly talented young people working throughout businesses in Lanarkshire. I hope this award will stand me in good stead for future career opportunities within the business and I look forward to working alongside this team for many years to come.”

This is the 26th year of the LBEA awards, which are hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils to celebrate the achievements of the Lanarkshire business community. Over £8000 was raised for Kilbryde Hospice at the event.