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Sam scoops apprentice of the year award

New homes in Little Sutton are set to benefit from the skills of one of the North West’s best apprentice plumbers after a Redrow trainee boosted his reputation with a regional award.

Sam Wainwright, 21, impressed the judges so much at the inaugural South and West Cheshire College Apprenticeship Awards, he came away with the accolade of Apprentice of the Year for Building Services and the Built Environment.

Sam, who is in his third year of a Redrow apprenticeship, was declared the winner of at a glitzy ceremony held at the college’s Ellesmere Port campus. The red carpet event included speeches by Colin Brew, chief executive officer at West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce; plus from Bentley Motors Lynne Williams, head of people development and talent management and Julia Teale future talent manager.

Sam, from Mynydd Isa, is now set to finish his apprenticeship at Oaklands, Ledsham Garden Village, after previously working at a Redrow development in Buckley, North Wales.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have won this award, it’s particularly special as I’m the first person to win it! It’s great to be recognised by people who have been so successful in their careers. Everyone in the Redrow team has been brilliant, I’ve been learning from the best, and I’m looking forward to continuing my apprenticeship at Oaklands.”

Paul Cromby, area construction manager for Daresbury-based Redrow Homes (NW), added: “We’re very proud of Sam. He’s extremely conscientious, hard-working and always looking for the next job. We hope he has a long future ahead of him at Redrow.”

Redrow is a member of the 5% club and is committed to ensuring 5% of its workforce are apprentices, trainees or graduates in the next five years. More on Redrow’s apprenticeship roles and other career opportunities can be found at

To find out more about the homes Sam will be working on next at Ledsham Garden Village, go to or call 0151 345 8414.

Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit for more details.