Kieran Heptonstall won Apprentice of the Year trophy at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2017. Photo courtesy of the Telegraph and Argus

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A Bradford College apprentice has collected the trophy for Apprentice of the Year at the Bradford Means Business Awards.

Kieran Heptonstall, an apprentice with builders NDW Limited, was named the winner at the annual awards ceremony organised by the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

Described as an “asset to the company” Keiran’s dedication to his job impressed judges.

Keiran, whose apprenticeship was organised through Bradford College’s City Training Services, was chosen as the winner from a shortlist of three which also included fellow Bradford College apprentice Mohammad Haroon Khan, an apprentice motor mechanic with Hammerton Autos.

Nick Kelliher, training coordinator at CTS, said: "I would like to congratulate Kieran Heptonstall on winning the apprentice of the year for 2016-2017, this is in recognition of the 5.30am early morning starts when Kieran cycles from Holmewood down to his boss Nick Wainwright's house at Apperley Bridge and home again at the end of the working day.

"Kieran has never complained about this journey and has been a model student at college where he has just achieved his first year Site Joinery and is progressing on to his second year in September 2017."

Among the hundreds of guests at the awards ceremony that was held at the Aagrah Midpoint in Thornbury was Dawn Leak, Director of Employer Responsiveness at Bradford College.

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A full report and photographs of the awards from the Telegraph and Argus can be found HERE