Our very own Corey Vernon was invited to The learndirect Midlands Inspiration Awards back in May, after being nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Read on to find out more…
About The Award
learndirect are the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services. They’ve helped millions of people gain the skills and qualifications needed for work.
The learndirect Inspiration Awards were established to “celebrate the incredible learners going the extra mile to develop their skills, as well as the businesses and learndirect centres supporting them. The Awards recognise people from all walks of life, from learners who’ve overcome disabilities to succeed through education, to apprentices who’ve taken on an Apprenticeship and businesses working with learndirect to train their workforce.”
So how did Corey end up being nominated?
4 years ago, Corey was working as an experienced recovery mechanic for The AA when he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. The accident left Corey with life altering injuries. Unable to continue working with The AA, Corey found himself in a position where he was forced to retrain in order to make a living.
Registering as a learndirect student, Corey, still recovering from the serious road traffic accident, took it upon himself to take courses in Business Management and Accounting, with the hope of using his new skills to open his own business.
With a passion for cars, Corey wanted to remain in the mechanical engineering industry, even if not in a practical sense. He bought Carillon Services and employed a team of experienced mechanics. Corey manages them and looks after the day to day running of the business, whilst still being involved in the mechanical side of things, but from a consultancy perspective.
This inspiring sense of determination in the face of adversity is what earned Corey his nomination for the learndirect Midlands Inspiration Awards, held in May in Birmingham. His Entrepreneur of the Year Award win meant he was then shortlisted for the national learndirect Inspiration Awards, due to be held on 7th July in London.
Fingers crossed and we’ll keep you posted on the results!
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