Docking based Tidal Transit has been recognised with an award for updating employees’ skills having taken advantage of European funding.
The firm, which provides vessels for personnel transfers in the offshore wind industry, received a Highly Commended Work Force New Anglia Award. It successfully gained a grant from the £2 million European Social Fund Project aimed at progressing workforce skills.
The project was led by the College of West Anglia which joined five further colleges across Norfolk and Suffolk and three private providers to form an organisation known as the New Anglia Colleges.
This aims to help small companies and their employees to access a range of qualifications and training.
Leo Hambro, who is commercial director at Tidal Transit, a 2013 winner of the Mayor’s Business Award, said: “Five of our employees took part in an IT training course over a three-month period.
“It covered topics such as word processing, spread sheets, databases and presentations.
“We were also able to buy additional training units that helped them to achieve a Level 2 qualification. I am extremely proud of their achievements and was delighted that Tidal Transit was presented with the Highly Commended award.”