Two apprentices have celebrated their hospitality qualifications after a trip to Parliament with a borough MP.

Abigail Kenyon and Louis Bancroft joined Bury North MP James Daly in Parliament as they celebrated completing their apprenticeships in hospitality at Bury bar and café, Cosalea, with Hopwood Hall College.

The pair had the opportunity to watch Prime Ministers’ Questions, visit Downing Street and met with the Minister for Apprenticeships, Robert Halfon MP, to talk about their experiences during their apprenticeships and the work they had done.

Bury Times: Bury apprentices celebrate success with trip to Parliament

Abigail has completed her level 2 qualification and will now be moving on to complete her level 3 qualification.

She said:"Choosing Cosalea as my apprenticeship provider has been a transformative experience.

“It has not only allowed me to develop my confidence and leadership skills, but also provided me with the opportunity to be part of a dynamic business that constantly adapts and evolves.

“I highly recommend aspiring apprentices to choose employers like Cosalea, who prioritise talent development and offer invaluable growth opportunities."

Bury Times: Bury apprentices celebrate success with trip to Parliament

During their time in Parliament, the Minister spoke at length with Abigail and Louis and thanked Cosalea for their commitment to skills.

Over their time operating in Bury from their sites on Walshaw Road, Brandlesholme Road and The Hamers in Summerseat, Cosalea has offered four apprenticeships to local young people.

Managing director of Cosalea, Lisa Moore, added: “Within Cosalea, our unwavering commitment lies in enhancing and developing our employees.

“Witnessing individuals flourish and ascend to leadership positions is not only a testament to their growth but also the most rewarding aspect of my own role in being an employer.”

Mr Daly has praised Cosalea for their support of apprentices and Abigail and Louis for their hard work.

He said: “It was absolutely brilliant to welcome Abs and Louis down to Westminster. Hearing about their hugely positive experiences was fantastic.

“Apprenticeships have the potential to be transformative for the lives of young people and it is excellent to see these opportunities for people in Bury.

“I would like to congratulate Abs and Louis on their achievement and thank Lisa and all the team at Cosalea for the work they do in supporting people into apprenticeships.”