Nancy Darcy, a Hair & Beauty salon in Marske- by- the- Sea is celebrating winning the prestigious English Hair & Beauty Awards 2019 for the Best of the North East category.
Three Hair & Beauty apprentices Macie Wright, Megan Gill and Milly Evans who train through Northern Skills Group, Middlesbrough College’s apprenticeship and training arm, are all employed by the salon and the girls are delighted to be part of the team that has secured this fantastic achievement for the salon.
Megan said “I can’t believe Nancy Darcy has won the award! It is absolutely fantastic and it is a brilliant salon to work for.
“My apprenticeship so far has been amazing. My assessor from Northern Skills Group has been really supportive of me and the lessons at Middlesbrough College are really interesting.”
Milly said “I am really enjoying my apprenticeship and winning this award has been really exciting! My apprenticeship has been such a good opportunity for me to train and work at the same time and it’s great to work on real paying customers.
“I go into Middlesbrough College for the theoretical side of my apprenticeship about once a fortnight and the lessons are always fun and engaging.”
Macie said “I have loved my apprenticeship at Nancy Darcy and I am so happy to have secured a full time role here as my apprenticeship is coming to an end in a few weeks’ time.
“I look after the social media for the salon and it was great to hear that this helped us to win the award at the English Hair & Beauty Awards.
“Everyone at Nancy Darcy and Middlesbrough College has been very supportive of me and I can’t wait to continue working at the salon as a fully qualified member of staff.”
Salon Manager Karen Wright said “We didn’t expect to win the award at all. It was such a shock but we are over the moon! The team at the salon is amazing, we are all close friends and it was a great team effort.
“Northern Skills Group and Middlesbrough College have been fantastic to use for our apprenticeships. The training provider is definitely the best we have used in the region and we will continue to use Northern Skills Group for training future apprentices.
“We are very proud of the girls and everything they have achieved with us so far. Our apprentices definitely have helped us to win this award and we couldn’t have done it without them.”
If you are interested in an apprenticeship then take a look at our latest Hair & Beauty apprenticeship vacancies or take a look at the Hair & Beauty courses available to study at Middlesbrough College.