The 2017 Apprentice of the Year Awards celebrate budding talent at Marshall.

Pictured (L-R): Steve Nash, CEO of IMI; Ben Holt, Year 3 winner from Marshall Volvo Grantham; Adam Kirkland, Year 1 and overall winner from Marshall Volkswagen South Oxford; Shannon Lenford, Year 2 winner from Sydenham Audi.

27th September 2017

The 2017 Apprentice of the Year Awards have concluded, recognising the immense talent in this particular arm of Marshall Motor Group colleagues.

The awarding ceremony took place at Rockingham Motor Speedway, home of Europe’s fastest racing circuit; a suitably apt location to commend the progression and success of those learning within Marshall. The 9 finalists at the event were narrowed down from the Group’s extremely worthy clutch of 117 apprentices, with four titles to be awarded; a winner for Year 1, 2 and 3, with an overall accolade on top.

The top prize went to apprentice technician Adam Kirkland of Marshall Volkswagen South Oxford; his award was presented by both Marshall and Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry. Massive congratulations to Adam, as well as all of the finalists and winners; we can’t wait to see you continue to spread your wings at Marshall Motor Group!

Finalists and Winners




Adam Kirkland Marshall Volkswagen South Oxford Year 1 & Overall Winner
George Bosher Marshall Volvo Milton Keynes Year 1 - Highly Commended
Lyum Sheldon Pentagon Commercials Poole Year 1 – Highly Commended
Shannon Lenford Sydenham Audi Year 2 – Winner
Connor Duff Marshall SEAT Cambridge Year 2 – Highly Commended
Ashley Grant Bromley Audi Year 2 – Highly Commended
Ben Holt Marshall Volvo Grantham Year 3 – Winner
Harry Fordham Pentagon Commercials Fareham Year 3 – Highly Commended
Jack Grandon Pentagon Commercials Southampton
Year 3 – Highly Commended

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