A commitment to developing young talent


In a recent event (the “B-tech Apprenticeship Challenge”) at St Peter’s Catholic School, William Sugg & Co Ltd. showcased its dedication to nurturing and fostering the next generation of skilled craftspeople and young talent. 

About the challenge

Our Managing Director, Lucy Bubb, had the honour of serving as a member of the judging panel for the Business Studies B-tech Apprenticeship Challenge.  The event brought together representatives from various local businesses, including Lucy Rose Ltd, Wessex Distillery, Anderson Acoustics, and Dunlop Consulting.

Drawing inspiration from the popular TV show “The Apprentice,” the challenge required students to develop real-life business ideas and present them formally to the panel.  The event was an excellent showcase of the students’ creativity, with impressive ideas and products emerging within just three hours of brainstorming and collaboration.

Lucy Bubb, Managing Director of William Sugg & Co Ltd., conveyed her enthusiasm for the event, saying…

“It was a great experience. There was an amazing bunch of young people who demonstrated some fantastic ideas and designed some excellent products. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the presentations that were made after only three hours!”

The Head of Business Studies, Claire Thomas, deserves commendation for organising this event which provides a great platform for students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills.”

B-tech apprenticeship challenge panel _ William Sugg & Co. Ltd

Developing young talent through the generations

William Sugg & Co Ltd. is proud to support the development and education of apprentices and young people.  We recognise the value of investing in the future by offering apprenticeship opportunities.  By combining traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation, William Sugg & Co. Ltd. strives to preserve and advance the art of heritage lighting and product design for future generations.  We were privileged to be part of this particular initiative, and witness the remarkable young talent that is emerging.  

Apprentice handcrafting a copper heritage lantern
William Sugg Engineering & Manufacturing Apprentice, Sam Carpenter

A history steeped in craftsmanship

William Sugg has over 180 years of experience in the industry and is known for world-leading heritage lighting projects.  William Sugg’s craftspeople use techniques that have been handed down through the generations with a huge emphasis placed on quality manufacture and handcrafting.  The same materials, and even some of the original tooling from those early days, set the highest standards in the manufacture, reproduction, refurbishment, or refit of heritage lighting projects across the globe today.  The skilled factory team include coppersmiths, sheet metal workers, electricians, fret workers, detailed painting and finishing techniques and gas expertise to name a few.

Kamilla Baranska _ _ Engineering & Manufacturing Apprentice _ William Sugg & Co. Ltd
William Sugg Engineering & Manufacturing Apprentice, Kamilla Baranska














If you are interested in learning more about the apprenticeship opportunities available with William Sugg & Co Ltd., do not hesitate to get in touch.  We welcome hearing from aspiring individuals who are passionate about craftsmanship, design, and with a desire to contribute to the rich heritage of lighting.