Northbrook CollegeSolartron Metrology named as a finalist in national Employer of the Year Awards.

Solartron Metrology, a world leader in the innovation, design and manufacture of precision sensors for quality control, was among the top entries in the last round of VQ Day’s ‘Employer of the Year Award’.

The company, based on the Southern Cross Industrial Estate, was included in the small and medium-sized enterprises category of the awards. It was one of five companies in with a chance of being chosen as the top organization. A company spokesman said: “We’re absolutely delighted that our investment in employees taking up vocational education has been recognized in the VQ Employer of the Year awards”.

Jan Hodges CBE, the foundation’s chief executive, said Solartron Metrology was championing technical, practical and vocational skills within its workforce. “It’s very important for us to recognize companies, like Solartron Metrology, that have invested in their people and practical learning. In doing so, it sends a strong message about the value of vocational qualifications, training and the benefits they bring to both employers and the economy.”

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