06 JUL 2017

MP continues support for apprentices in local businesses

New Wood Craftsman in the making...

Following through on her election pledge to promote local businesses to help create jobs and apprenticeships, MP Helen Grant visited Mounts Hill Woodcraft in Turnden Road, Cranbrook recently.

The specialist wood crafting business has been operating since 1983 making unique pieces for homes and businesses as well as top quality hand-made kitchens, staircases and fitted furniture designed to order. 

Founder and Chairman Robin Chiles welcomed Helen to his workshop and introduced her to George from Flimwell who is a valued apprentice at Mounts Hill.

Helen Grant said 'Mounts Hill's training programme for George is a wonderful example of the exceptional educational value of trade-craft apprenticeships. For those with aptitude and ability, they will probably always have work and the very skilled can earn really good incomes.'

Robin said 'George is one to watch as a rising star in his craft and I am sure he will have a rosy. Many of our workshop staff started out as apprentices and the team has grown together over a number of years. The result is a skilled workforce who share a strong team spirit. I am very proud of this company and its people'.

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