**Entry to the Burton Mail Business Awards is free; entry form can be downloaded here **

The search is on to find an outstanding employee who has delivered sustained and exceptional business performance for a prolonged period.

Following WT Parker's 90th anniversary in 2012 and winning the Employer of the Year category at the Business Awards, the company became sponsors of Employee of the Year for the first time in 2013 and is proud to continue to sponsor the category at this year's awards.

The firm says: "We recognise that such accolades as these are achieved not only through strong leadership but by a company’s employees too."

The largest independent mechanical and electrical contractor in the East Midlands, WT Parker Group employs nearly 500 staff from apprentices, electricians and welders through to the senior management team.

The firm says: "We undertake a variety of work ranging from domestic work through to multi-million pound projects, stainless steel fabrication, air conditioning and renewable energy solutions.

"Our head office operation can be found in Moor Street, Burton, but we also have divisional offices in Swadlincote, Grantham, Lincoln and our new office in the heart of Cambridge.

"As a local employer, supporting initiatives in the Burton and South Derbyshire area has been important to us – we try to give back to the community that supports us. We are excited to be involved in the judging process and to see the entries in this prestigious category.”

In 2017, WT Parker secured its long-term future following a takeover by built environment specialists Edwin James Holdings. Aaron Stringer, from Trent and Dove Housing, won the award last year. You can enter this year's awards here

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