2010 - November 2010

Achievement through adversity – 19/11/10

Training Award presentations 18/11/10

A Henry Boot trainee joiner has been recognised for her hard work and achievements through adversity, at the South Yorkshire Construction Training Group awards in Sheffield yesterday.

Michelle Veasey, 44, started work with Henry Boot in 2008 as a temporary Tenant Liaison Officer – shortly after that she switched over to the joinery side and started working towards her NVQ Level 2 qualification.

The mum of two had worked in the care sector for most of her working life, but after going through a divorce she had to retrain to support her family.

She took plastering courses, furniture making and other construction related training at the Women’s Construction Centre in Sheffield, before gaining employment at Henry Boot through the Construction JobMatch scheme.

Michelle was thrilled to receive the award, which included a specially made trophy and £500. She was going to spend the money on a chop saw, but as further recognition for her hard work, Managing Director Simon Carr said Henry Boot would be happy to provide it for her instead.

“I was really pleased to receive the award. I love the joinery side of work but long term I’d love to move into management.”

Michelle Veasey, Henry Boot Construction

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