Fylde coast apprentice powers his way to top award

Max Webster with his NW apprentice award, flanked by - from left - Robin Lawson and David Dickinson of Ameon and Mike Finley and Craig Partington of Edmundson  Electrical
Max Webster with his NW apprentice award, flanked by - from left - Robin Lawson and David Dickinson of Ameon and Mike Finley and Craig Partington of Edmundson Electrical
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There’s a real buzz at one of Lancashire’s most dynamic companies, with news that livewire Max Webster, has been named the North West’s top apprentice by the Electrical Contractors’ Association.

Max, 21, of Fleetwood, an electrical apprentice with Blackpool-based building services engineering company Ameon, has received the 2015 North West ECA Edmundson Award, and with it a £500 cash prize and expensive electrical contractors’ tool kit. News of the award has coincided with completion of Max’s apprenticeship and he has now joined Ameon as a fully qualified electrician.

His award was judged on rankings by Ameon and Blackpool and the Fylde College, and judging criteria included technical ability, quality of work and dedication.

He also underwent a formal interview with the event organisers ECA.

A delighted Max said: “This is fantastic for me and a real honour. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the training I’ve received from Ameon, so it reflects well on the company too.

“The toolkit prize is perfect now that I’ve also qualified and the cash prize will also come in handy, depending what’s left after a celebratory drink with my friends and family!”

Ameon’s managing director, Robin Lawson is proud of the achievements of his young employee.

He said: “Max has been a model apprentice and his success is well-deserved.

“I’m really pleased for him and also delighted that our own investment in apprenticeships and training reaps such dividends in the form of high-calibre graduates, who are able to make a positive contribution to our success.”