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Pochin receives Outstanding Achievement Award
Published:  21 June, 2013

Plumbing and heating trade supplier Robert Pochin has been presented with Leicester College’s Outstanding Achievement Award for its support of the college and its learners.

Pochin’s managing director David Pochin was presented with the award at the college’s annual Awards for Industry event for employers.

During the past year, Pochin kitted out more than 100 new learners on Leicester College’s plumbing, electrical and building services courses. They were given smart boiler suits, boots and a subsidised toolkit.

Pochin also sponsored the college’s annual awards for its construction learners and advised on specification of the green technologies installed in its new Renewables Centre.

Later this year, Leicester College students will be given work experience at Pochin’s Leicester trade counter in Samuel Street and the HQ warehouse and trade counter at Murrayfield Road in Braunstone Frith.

Paul Hirscher, Leicester College’s curriculum area manager for construction, said: “It is a thoroughly deserved award. Pochin has provided valued support to Leicester College. We are very proud of our partnership with such a well-regarded local company and we hope the relationship between Leicester College and Pochin continues to grow.”

David Pochin, who as a young man studied at Charles Keene College, a forerunner of Leicester College, stated: “We are very proud to support the college and the next generation of plumbing and heating installers.”