An employee from leading plumbing and heating manufacturer, Pegler Yorkshire, has scooped an award for his commitment to the Young Enterprise Scheme; an enterprise and education charity that offers an extracurricular business programme to young people across the UK.
Shane Jefferson, aged 42 from Doncaster has been involved with the scheme in South Yorkshire for over eleven years and has successfully merged his commitments to the scheme with his day job as a production manager at Pegler Yorkshire's Doncaster site.
"I was delighted to receive the Gold award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution and thoroughly enjoy the work that I do with schools across the county," said Shane. "The scheme can form a worthwhile part of the education programme and is perfectly suited to giving its participants an appreciation of business and the world of work."
Pegler Yorkshire is renowned for its innovation and pioneering approach to business. Established for over 100 years it continually pushes the boundaries in terms of product innovation, customer service and setting industry standards. In 2014 it has already launched its online tool for product selection - INSIGHT – and developed connect and control philosophies aimed at installers and specifiers. Through Shane, it is keen to inspire the next generation of employees and business owners and encourage creativity and innovation.
Phill Jackson Marketing & Business Development Director Pegler Yorkshire commented: "Shane is an ambassador for Pegler Yorkshire and continues to provide inspiration and education to Young Enterpriser's in South Yorkshire. His vision and positivity will encourage them to pursue careers in industry, manufacturing and business and his award is well deserved."
During his involvement with the scheme Shane has worked with hundreds of young people and now provides guidance to other business advisors in the region.
"Shane's commitment to Young Enterprise is invaluable and I can think of no one better to win this award," commented Kevin Donnelly Young Enterprise Manager South Yorkshire. "He is a fabulous ambassador for Pegler Yorkshire in the community and provides inspiration and guidance for the young people and our mentors alike."