Solihull apprentice Taylor Mullins has been recognised for making waves in the town’s business community at this year’s Solihull BID Awards.
Taylor, of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, was named the town’s best apprentice during a glittering awards ceremony at the St John’s Hotel which celebrated the successes of local businesses and their staff, and the benefits they bring to Solihull.
A student at Birmingham College, Taylor joined BNP Paribas Personal Finance in the customer service contact centre and was recently appointed as lead agent.
But she has also been learning from other areas of the business and has used her apprenticeship to understand the various roles undertaken within a global banking operation.
“It feels amazing to have been honoured with this award,” Taylor said. “It’s not something that I expected would happen to me, but to have my success recognised on a stage such as this is an experience I will never forget.
“I am very much looking forward to what my future holds here with BNP Paribas Personal Finance, and I’m keen to keep learning with the company, extending my knowledge and qualifications so that I can continue to progress within the business.”
Meanwhile the company’s What’s My Impact initiative was highly commended as an Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project by Solihull BID judges.
Through the scheme BNP Paribas Personal Finance staff have raised more than £300,000 for charities across the West Midlands including Birmingham Children Hospital and Marie Curie.
Stephen Hunt, CEO at BNP Paribas Personal Finance, said: “We believe it’s so important for staff to make a lasting impact on the community, and that’s why it was so important for us to establish the What’s My Impact initiative.
“Over the past year we have delivered significant benefits to the local area and the scheme has also created opportunities for people within our business to try something new. Our staff have had real fun while making a big difference to Solihull and the wider West Midlands.”
In addition to the charitable side of the scheme, the company also helped in the community by providing mentoring and development opportunities for local students in order to help reduce the gap between education and the workplace.
They also looked to minimise their impact on the environment by recycling more than 200 tons of waste and providing staff with reusable water bottles in place of plastic cups.
For more information on BNP Paribas Personal Finance, please visit http://www.bnpparibas-pf.co.uk
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