We are delighted to announce that Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) have been named as a finalist in the 2021 BIBAs. The BIBAs are Lancashire’s most prestigious and longest running business awards programme, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. The awards celebrate some of the most exciting companies and entrepreneurs based in Lancashire, showcasing their success stories and highlighting Lancashire’s position as a world-class business community.
PVC have been named as a finalist in the category of Education Establishment of the Year, with the winners being announced at a ceremony at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom on September 17th. PVC are extremely proud to have made the shortlist following a robust judging process which included a detailed written submission, presentation and virtual interview.
Judges were impressed by the number of students that have benefitted from the Centre since it opened in 2009, with over 6,000 young people coming through the doors, the way the organisation responded to COVID-19 and continued to deliver vital services to students and the positive difference PVC make to transforming the lives of young people.
But it’s not just the numbers that matter at PVC, it’s the positive difference PVC make to transforming the lives of young people:
“PVC has helped improve my chances of gaining a job and has given me ambition to achieve.” – Callum.
“PVC has taught me valuable life and work skills that will help me in the future” – Owen.
Martin Grayston, Centre Manager said:
“We are so proud to be finalists for a BIBA’s award for the fourth year running and can’t wait for the awards evening. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of Community Gateway and our generous partners and supporters.”