#AZAwards2023 | Our Gold Sponsors

Article summary: Showcasing our Gold Sponsors for this year’s Apprentice & Employer of the Year Awards.

Showcasing our Gold Sponsors for this year’s Apprentice & Employer of the Year Awards.

We are proud to be working with our 5 Gold Sponsors for this year’s event, each of which are sponsoring one of our Apprentice Awards.

Read more about each of our Gold Sponsors below:

If you missed the shortlist announcement, view the article here and watch the shortlist interviews on our YouTube channel here.


Nolan Business Solutions – Sponsors of IT Apprentice of the Year

Headquartered in the UK, with local offices in the US and Canada, we are a long-standing Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle NetSuite partner delivering leading Software as a Service (SaaS) and on-premise ERP solutions.

In business since 1988, our in-house development team drive innovation in the ERP world with forward-thinking custom-built solutions that plug gaps in off-the-shelf systems. In total, we’ve around 1,300 customers worldwide!

But we’re more than just a tech team. We take the time to get a deeper understanding of your business, getting to the nitty-gritty to truly understand where your business can reduce manual tasks, eliminate inefficiencies, and fuel growth!

We cater for new and existing customers by providing professional services such as consultancy, development, support, and ongoing training and have a strong track record of delivering successful implementations thanks to our integral Project Management team.

Wherever your business takes you, we’ll be by your side, always driven by our core values:

Quality - Integrity – Respect

For more, visit https://www.nolanbusinesssolutions.co.uk/


DP World Southampton – Sponsors of Engineering Apprentice of the Year

At DP World Southampton we provide our customers with fast, reliable and secure services to move containers through the strategically located port of Southampton.

End to end, door to door, tracked, traced, low-carbon, secure, cost effective and, of course, on time; never before has moving goods from A to B been so demanding. Our customers tell us we are the most productive terminal for shipside and landside operations in the UK.

We have created a high-quality integrated business – two deep water ports with freight rail terminals at London Gateway and Southampton, a rapidly expanding logistics park and an advanced software business providing online links to customers and border control.

Each year, we transport around 3.6 million TEUs – enough to stretch from London to Buenos Aires and back. What’s more, over £43 billion worth of goods in these containers travel to and from countries beyond the EU.
We believe in the UK market and have the ambition and the resources to boost growth, support businesses, create jobs and improve living standards.

For more, visit https://www.dpworld.com/southampton

Huhtamaki – Sponsors of Management Level 5 Apprentice of the Year

Huhtamaki is a global leader in sustainable packaging solutions, with a Nordic heritage spanning more than 100 years.

We are a fast-growing global food packaging company with a heritage of innovative and transformative solutions, touching the daily lives of people everywhere. Our products are used by quick service restaurants, fast moving consumer goods companies and retail channels.

Our broad diversified product portfolio, serving food on the go and food on the shelf is based on paperboard, molded fiber and flexible packaging technologies.

The main raw materials we use are paperboard, recycled fiber and plastic resins. We made a commitment in 2020 to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030. Today, 65.8% of all the raw materials we use in manufacturing our products are renewable, and 98% of the fiber raw materials are from recycled or sustainably managed sources.

Huhtamaki Gosport produces paper cups for hot and cold beverages, as well as plastic lids to fit, paper food containers, and plastic drinking glasses and lids to fit. We are proud to be the largest private employers in the Gosport area.

For more, visit https://www.huhtamaki.com/


PALL Corporation – Sponsors of Business Apprentice of the Year

Where others see something that can’t be done, we jump in fully committed to do it. We push the limits of science and technology. We redefine partnership through deeper, more meaningful collaboration.

It’s how we’ve approached our calling since 1946. And why today you’ll find our filtration, separation and purification solutions at work in so many places. From airplane engines to hydraulic systems.. Scotch. Smartphones. OLED screens. Paper.

Pall associates around the world are unified by a singular drive: to solve our customers’ biggest filtration, separation and purification challenges. And, in doing so, advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies.

Our industry-leading technologies and solutions are at work in countless applications, safeguarding health, protecting critical operating assets, improving product quality, and minimizing emissions and waste.

No matter what, no matter where, we innovate and collaborate to deliver the one thing our customers need most:
The unsolvable, solved.

For more, visit https://www.pall.co.uk/


Harwin - Sponsors of Management Level 3 Apprentice of the Year

For over 70 years, Harwin has supplied engineers with the connectors needed to meet the most demanding specifications. Harwin's innovative interconnect portfolio of high-reliability products is designed for; ultra-high-performance applications in the harshest operating environments or within the tightest of spaces.

Today, Harwin products are found in a wide range of markets and applications globally. These include space, avionics, defence, robotics, oil/gas, healthcare, motorsport, industrial drives, factory automation systems, autonomous vehicles, smart agriculture, electric vehicle battery management, and more.

Engineered and manufactured at Harwin's production facilities in Portsmouth, England, its fully quality-assured product portfolio is divided across three product ranges, HRi, BBi and EZi.

Available from an extensive network of leading global distributors and local specialist partners supported by Harwin's worldwide aftersales team. Combined, this gives customers access to comprehensive stock and support whenever and wherever they need it.

For more, visit https://www.harwin.com/