Softwerx IT apprentice, Harley Butcher had reached the finals of the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards and this week at a glitzy evening event held at The Marriott Hotel in Huntingdon, Harley was named as runner up in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category.

Harley says "It was a great surprise to be given the runner up award for Apprentice of the Year Award, having been with Softwerx since March 2016 I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on the frenetic 1st line Helpdesk. I think this award has proven to me that the sky truly is the limit, and that I am definitely on track to achieving my goals."

The inaugural SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards, hosted by Jules Breach, truly celebrated the success of Cambridgeshire businesses. As a leading IT provider and Cyber Security specialists, Softwerx joined the celebrations and were extremely proud of Harley’s achievement.

Managing Director of Softwerx, David Smart said "It was fantastic to see Harley pick-up this award. He’s worked hard and applied himself well to his academics studies and also his work role. He’s very much liked by our customers and colleagues alike. I hope that he views this as just the start of a very successful career in IT. "

Damian Cummins from the SME Cambridgeshire Awards commented “There is clearly an abundance of talent across Cambridgeshire and it is only right and fitting that we celebrate these wonderful achievements. With all the doom and gloom around, it is these local entrepreneurs who really are keeping the economy going and whilst the big multi-national conglomerates dither on whether to stay or go, the winners here this evening will still be strutting their stuff in the years to come”

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, all Softwerx apprentices undertake the Microsoft Apprenticeship programme, so if you’ve been inspired by Harley and would like to know more about an apprenticeship in IT, please call Softwerx on 01223 834333 or email

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