Stiller Warehousing is riding high after a fantastic night at Aycliffe Business Park’s annual Make Your Mark awards.
The family-run company won the Innovation Award following a year of creative and engaging programmes, including the in-house “Earn While You Learn” training pathway programme.
The aim of the programme is to tempt young people into considering careers in driving HGVs. Potential young employees need have no HGV driving experience and three new drivers will eventually be taken on by the transport firm.
Stiller has also seen the expansion of their warehouse with a 40,000sq ft addition, costing £75,000 with local steel company, SCH Site Services.
The Innovation Award looks for organisations that have launched innovative products and services in the last calendar year, with Stiller’s “Earn While You Learn” earning them the award for 2016.
Matthew Stiller, Managing Director, said: “It was an excellent night for local businesses and to receive this award is a testament to the innovativeness of our team at Stiller.
“It’s amazing to have won the award as the category was very competitive, with other fantastic Aycliffe Business Park organisations with fantastic ideas and exciting developments going on.” Stiller won the Innovation Award at the event held at Aycliffe Business Park conference centre, Xcel Centre, in front of a 200-strong audience of local businesses.