Friday 26th January 2018, saw the Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards. This year’s event was held at The Belfry Hotel & Resort and hosted by former Aston Villa and now freelance sports presenter Jack Woodward.
Our Founder, Ruth Forster attended by invitation and was honoured to receive the Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber ‘President’s Award’. This is not an award you can apply for, the President’s Award is chosen based on Chamber Board member nominations. The comments from the Board included:
“My biggest congratulations go to Ruth who I have the privilege of getting to know over the past few years and I have seen first-hand the difference she has made. She has been unbelievably instrumental with all of the dedication, passion for young people’s education, skills and careers advice. She has been doing some fabulous work in our school and MAT Chase Terrace Technology College and Stephen Sutton MAT in addition to other schools across the whole district of Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth”.
As a Lichfield business owner herself ‘Wagstaff Recruitment’, Ruth has worked with both businesses and schools and has volunteered so much of her personal time to address careers and the skills and employment gaps for young people. Ruth is very proactive with enterprise and empowering young women.”
A wonderful evening, with a shocked and surprised Ruth! Congratulations to all of the winners including Crown Highways in Burntwood and Pickerings Solicitors, Tamworth.