The CRN de Natural Stone School of Marble of Fines has participated in the elaboration of the eight trophies awarded at the gala of the VIII Andalusian Awards of Internal Trade, which has been attended by the territorial delegate of Employment, Enterprise and Self-Employment, Amós García Hueso, and which has been chaired by the councillor, Rocío Blanco.
The Marble School, which is a National Reference Centre for vocational training in the extractive industries, has created the marble base for the eight awards, while the ceramic part has been made by the Artisan Training School of Gelves (Seville), and the brass part has been created by the CRN of Jewellery and Goldsmithing of Cordoba.
Amós García highlighted the support of the Junta de Andalucía for the commercial sector, which in Almería is made up of 11,800 companies with 15,500 establishments that generate more than 58,000 jobs. He also highlighted that, as announced today by the Regional Minister of Employment, the next Andalusian budget foresees an allocation of 28.76 million euros to promote and consolidate the recovery of commerce and craftsmanship. In addition to this measure, there will be new aids for shops to adapt to the energy saving measures approved by the Spanish Government and others that will promote the digitalisation of the sector and its adaptation to new shopping habits.
The winners of the 8th Andalusia Indoor Commerce Awards were the Jaén City Council, the companies Comercial Roldan Omubense de Maquinaria and Grupo Díaz Cadenas, the Centro Comercial Abierto de Úbeda and the sector worker José Valero Fernández.
The purpose of these awards is to recognise innovative projects in the commercial distribution sector, in particular to companies in their commercial development and modernisation work, to town councils in their urban renewal actions, to traders’ associations that promote and drive Open Shopping Centres, and to workers with a professional career in the sector.