East Works is the Legacy Corporation’s socio-economic programme. It seeks to connect the talents of east Londoners to the extraordinary opportunities being created in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to ensure local people, under-represented groups and local businesses can share in the benefits of the Park’s development.
Paul Brickell, London Legacy Development Corporation, said, “This year’s awards have recognised a particularly outstanding group of young people and employers. It shows how creating opportunities for young people and working with employers to address skills gaps is at the heart of what we’re delivering on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Now, as the Park moves into its next phase of development, there are exciting opportunities for all in a range of careers, from engineering, the digital and creative industries and leisure through to construction and the built environment.
Here is the full list of winners:
Apprentice of the Year: Jack Connolly
Individual Achievement of the Year: Ricky Quy
Intern/Trainee of the Year: Michelle Nyachuru
Employer of the Year: The Camden Society at Union Kitchen Café, Timber Lodge
Innovation of the Year: STEP
Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion: The Camden Society at Union Kitchen Café, Timber Lodge
LLDC Ambassador Award: Lianne Peterkin
Entrepreneur of the Year: Johnson Wong
Education Partnership of the Year: Class Of Your Own
Making It Happen Partnership of the Year: Flipside