(L-R) Daughter Nicola Hodkinson, son Jonathan Seddon, wife Pat Seddon, Christopher Seddon and son Jamie Seddon.

Seddon director receives MBE for service to apprenticeships

Published:  26 March, 2014

Seddon director Christopher Seddon has received an MBE for his service to apprenticeships and the community.

The award, presented by HRH Prince William at Buckingham Palace, comes after Mr Seddon was named in the most recent New Year’s Honours list.

Over the last 10 years, Seddon has employed more than 225 apprentices, with a 95% retention rate.

Mr Seddon said: “I’m obviously very honoured and humbled to have received this recognition, and I’d like to take a moment to share it with everyone at Seddon over the years who has contributed to bringing so many young, talented people into the business – and into the construction industry.

“Seddon’s commitment to apprenticeships is in the DNA of the family and the business, and we’re a stronger business because of it. Although education and colleges have an important role to play, there’s no substitute to getting people onsite and learning the core skills to do a job properly.

“Hopefully my personal recognition can be a timely reminder to everyone in the industry that there’s a skills gap that we must all work to fill, and as a business we will continue to make our contribution whilst also lobbying our peers and government at a national level.”

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