A Bootle-based air-conditioning company has been praised for its commitment to providing training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Craig Greenwood, founder of Everkool, signed up ten apprentices earlier this month on the back of enjoying a string of contract wins in 2018.
He has sought to do so every year since launching the company in 2008.
Mayor Joe Anderson said: “Craig’s commitment to providing training and job opportunities to young people, including those who have been brought up in incredibly challenging environments, is fantastic.
“He is a brilliant example of a business leader who is investing in school leavers and equipping them with the skills for a lifetime of secure employment. I really do pay tribute to Craig and the entire team at Everkool.”
Greenwood added: “Our business growth in recent years has surpassed our expectations and so has afforded me the chance to expand our apprenticeship and training programme.
“I’m a firm believer in investing in young people, especially those who’ve had it tough growing up, to give them the skills to have a rewarding career and a good life. We’ve recruited ten new apprentices this year and I hope to empty even more in the future.”