THE CORNISH companies shortlisted for awards for their dedicated staff training schemes have been revealed.
The businesses battling for the top place on the podium include Truro-based marketing agency Jarrang and Helston's Spiezia Organics.
Cornwall Care and Primrose Valley Hotel in St Ives have also been shortlisted for the awards, now in their fourth year. The winners of the nine categories will be announced at a ceremony in January.
Tamsyn Harris, from Cornwall College Business, said: "We've been very impressed with the standard of entries to this year's awards.
"The judges have had a hard time choosing their winners and I'd like to thank all the companies from across Devon and Cornwall who took the time to submit nominations."
The ceremony will take place at The Headland Hotel, Newquay, on January 27, from 7pm. Tickets, priced at £50 each, are available by phoning 0800 7317594 or by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org
The shortlisted companies are:
Outstanding commitment to training, sponsored by Cornwall Care – St Austell Brewery, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and Princess Yachts;
Outstanding commitment to training (SME), sponsored by Cornwall Highways – Lost Gardens of Heligan, Coast to Coast Security and Lakeview Country Club;
Outstanding commitment to apprenticeships, sponsored by Pearson – BD Diagnostics, Fit 'n' Fun Kids and Princess Yachts;
Outstanding commitment to graduate development, sponsored by Pirate FM – Jarrang Ltd, Laurence Associates and Cornish Cottages;
Achievement of significant business impact, sponsored by Cornwall Development Company – Cornwall Care, Spiezia Organics and Fit 'n' Fun Kids;
Training programme of the year, sponsored by Worldwide Financial Planning – China Fleet, Rittall and HBH Woolacotts;
Excellence in environmental training, sponsored by TJ International – BD Diagnostics, Plymouth; Primrose Valley Hotel and Global Boarders;
For individual achievement, sponsored by Unlocking Cornish Potential – Anna Pascoe, from Primrose Valley Hotel; Paul Gill, from HBH Woolacotts and Kate Adams, from Dove;
Apprentice of the year, sponsored by Ginsters – Sean Brosnan, William Dunn and Tom Milham.