Number 10 Downing Street Skills Reception
It was fantastic to invite Tobias Heintz to Number 10 Downing Street to meet the Education Secretary. As an apprentice once upon a time herself, they had a lot to talk about.
Tobias is the Managing Director of local engineering firm Pinnacle RE Tec, which specialises in manufacture and repair of industrial, engineered pumps based in Consett. They drive the local economy and provide many high-wage, high-skill for locals.
He is a huge advocate for apprenticeships and currently employs 6 engineering apprentices with plans for further recruitment this year. He was joined by one of his bright young apprentices, Lloyd Halton. I am a firm believer in the power of apprentices, so it’s great to see industry leaders like Tobias on board with this too.
Consett was the beating heart of the industrial revolution, and with people like Tobias like his training up apprentices, we can get there again. It is a real privilege to be able to repay the favour and give Tobias and Lloyd the memory of a lifetime in Downing Street.