Congratulations, businesses tell students

Nearly 40 local and national businesses were involved in presenting awards to Somerset College students at a special ceremony recently.

The companies, ranging from The Castle Hotel in Taunton to London-based national media make-up firm Screenface, sponsored awards for 88 students at the Service Industries Further Education Awards Ceremony.

Service Industries students from Taunton-based Somerset College go on to work in a wide range of businesses – from hospitality and catering to media make-up and tourism.

“The College has very strong employer links which help us provide high standards of education for our students. We greatly appreciate the awards and generous support business gives to student activities and learning,” said Rachel Davies, Principal of Somerset College.

Caption: Somerset College student Dana Thorne with Chris Mitchell, President of Taunton Chamber of Commerce (TCC). Dana won the TCC’s Special Business Award and a £100 cheque.