WCG named UK Business Hero and receives Royal recognition

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WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group) has been named a UK Business Hero and received Royal recognition for its work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

HRH The Countess of Wessex wrote to businesses, including WCG, to thank them for going the extra mile during the pandemic whilst congratulating them on receiving the UK Business Hero stamp.

The recognition comes as part of a campaign by British Chambers of Commerce, with the college group nominated by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

The campaign recognises the work that businesses are doing to support the local business community, alongside clients and colleagues.

WCG has supported a wide range of initiatives over the course of pandemic, and efforts from staff and students have made a tangible impact across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Staff at Warwick Trident College teamed up with local business ERS Office Supplies to donate essential PPE to NHS workers, while work-based learning manager Keith Brandon facilitated the donation of 50 pairs of safety glasses to Warwick Hospital and the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Engineering staff at Rugby College, Warwick Trident College and Evesham College, answered the call for more PPE by firing up the 3D printers to produce face shield components for frontline workers.

Staff in college shops ensured unused food didn’t go to waste and donated more than £500 worth of items to The Trussell Trust in Warwick and Rugby.

And recently students and staff at Evesham College raised £75 for Macmillan by making and selling apple and blackberry crumbles, before using leftover ingredients to prepare extra crumbles and donate to the Vale Food Bank in Evesham.

Angela Joyce, CEO of WCG, said: “To receive this honour is great recognition of the incredible work our staff and students have carried out over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite our staff and students all having to adapt to a new way of learning on virtual platforms, with face-to-face learning initially suspended at our colleges , they still found the time to make a positive impact in local communities and support key causes when they needed it the most.

“Community is really important to us at WCG and we’ll continue to support our local communities in any way we can, and we’ve been incredibly proud to see staff and students go above and beyond to support others during this difficult time.”

To learn more about WCG and how they can support you, visit www.wcg.ac.uk

WCG has colleges across the Midlands: Pershore College,  Evesham College, Malvern Hills College,  Rugby College,  Moreton Morrell,  Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick Trident

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