1st for EPA Crowned Best New Business

Wow, what a fantastic night we had! 

1st for EPA were crowned winners of Best New Services Business and the big award, Best New Business, at the Tees New Business Awards 2022. 


Sometimes you need to pause and reflect on how far you’ve come. Last night, 10 November, was the ideal time for us to do that. It gave us the opportunity to step back and see everything we’ve achieved in the last 3 years. 

From a brand new business, to now working with thousands of apprentices and over 1000 employers and training providers nationwide. This includes numerous household names, such as The Trainline, JD Group and Poundland. 

We have great feedback on our service, our guidance and how friendly our assessors are, putting apprentices at ease when they need it most. 

And a 98% first-time pass rate, showing we are that last piece of the journey that supports apprentices to complete. 

It’s not often we blow our own trumpet, but if ever there was a good time, it’s now. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to every apprentice, provider, employer and colleague who has supported us along the way. We’re so pleased that we make a difference to you, and we promise to keep making EPA easy for years to come. 

Thanks to the organisers and sponsors – Tees Business, PD Ports, Cornerstone Business Solutions and Education Training Collective (Etc.)

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