Description and Eligibility:
The Darren Cooper Award was set up in memory of the late leader of Sandwell Council who passed away in March 2016.
Before his untimely death, Mr. Cooper had been a prominent politician in the region and was the driving force behind the creation of the West Midlands Combined Authority. He was committed to a collective approach to business development and was passionate about driving up success across Sandwell.
The award was set up to recognise outstanding apprentices who has overcome significant challenges/barriers to learning or work. The award is judged by Sandwell Council’s apprentices team, therefore this category is not open to general nomination.