Exam results fever hit again this week as the A-level results were issued.  Students celebrated, and perhaps commiserated, as the results were announced whilst their Scottish counterparts were a week earlier.  

As is regularly the case, every year there are many who dismiss or put down students’ efforts claiming that exams get easier each year.  However, whilst the A-level results showed a slight dip in the number of students achieving top results, record numbers have been accepted onto university courses.

Our own industry results are out today for the shortlisted nominees for CCA Excellence Awards 2015. Like the A-level students, the papers were written earlier in the year, have undergone a rigorous judging process and the successful candidates can now give a sigh of relief as they go through to the final stages.  However, make no mistake – everyone who put themselves forward for scrutiny and judgement is a winner! Opening up your business, nominating colleagues and team members to be reviewed and judged by industry peers is not for the feint-hearted.  Each entry should be applauded simply for the fact of striving to improve service for customers and ultimately be recognised for it.

As Del Boy often said, “He who dares wins Rodney…..”  Without further ado I’m delighted to congratulate all our shortlisted candidates and good luck in the next stage!