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North West shines in National Training Awards 2010 26 entrants from region make final shortlist

The National Training Awards today announced the organisations and individuals in the East of England who have successfully reached the finals of this year’s Awards.  A total of 26 finalists from the region have been shortlisted in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace.

The region’s winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony which takes place at the Goreton Monastery, Manchester, on Thursday 23 September.

Run on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills, the National Training Awards inspires and encourages UK industry to invest in training and development as a route to achieving outstanding organisational and individual success. Winning an Award is a recognition of best practice and provides a benchmark for standards of excellence in training in the UK. City & Guilds is the premier sponsor of the 2010 National Training Awards.

The finalists in the North West are: 

Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Town

County

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Morrisons ups its commitment to preserving traditional craft food skills via Bakery & Meat Apprenticeships

Bradford

West Yorkshire

BT Retail

Discovery - Driving Sales Performance and Customer Experience in BT Retail

Warrington

 

Cheshire

Merlin Claims

Training Programme to support the new Business Model and Operations

Bromborough

Wirral

Plus Dane Housing Group

Ni Leadership Academy – coaching talent for suColin Cowlingess

Liverpool

Merseyside

Warrington Borough Transport Ltd

Embracing Compulsory Periodic Training – The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

Warrington

Cheshire

Northern Counties Housing Association Ltd

Developing Managers as Leaders in the Housing Sector

Oldham

Lancashire

Academy Hospitality Great Britain
(AHGB-DeVere)

AHGB - Revolutionizes the way apprenticeships are delivered creating future stars of hospitality

Cheadle

Cheshire

SSP UK (Select Service Partner)

An innovative and committed initiative to develop a pipeline of management talent.

Manchester

Lancashire

Home Retail Group

Team Leader Development Programme for Customer & Financial Services

Widnes

Cheshire

The Co-operative Group

Revitalising the Corporate induction programme for the 21st century – shouldn’t everyone start this way?

Manchester

Lancashire

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

Barlows Electrical Limited

Improving the driving of goods vehicles amongst electrical plumbing and building maintenance staff.

Malpas

Cheshire

D R L Ltd

I dont need training - answering the phone is easy... isnt it?

Bolton

Lancashire

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

TIS CUMBRIA LIMITED

To generate high integrity training required for future new build plant and equipment

Workington

Cumbria

Upperby Community Development Centre

Upperby CDC -  Ten years of innovative development in the local community

Carlisle

Cumbria

IAS b2b Marketing

Innovative Digital Training – IAS b2b Marketing Total Immersion

Macclesfield

Cheshire

Providing Education and Training

Prescot Oasis Centre Ltd

Developed training programme for long term unemployed into sustainable employment in the Care Sector.

Liverpool

Merseyside

Drugline

Training individuals to develop and maintain a productive healthy lifestyle abstinent from substance use.

Blackpool

Lancashire

Partnership and Collaboration

Knowsley Community College

Vocational training innovation for patients of Ashworth high security psychiatric hospital

Liverpool

Merseyside

Impact International

Developing Emerging Leaders proves to be key investment for bank

Windermere

Cumbria

Ideal Standard International

Releasing the Potential of a mature workforce at Ideal Standard International – Middlewich site

Middlewich

Cheshire

Lancashire Constabulary

Policing pre-qualification partnership; leading the national agenda reducing costs producing better officers for communities

Preston

Lancashire

Helena Partnerships

Neighbourhoods Development Programme

St Helens

Merseyside

Cumbria Constabulary

Achieving Best Evidence planning and conducting interviews with children

Penrith

Cumbria

Warburtons

Achieving Bakery Excellence in Industrial Baking

Bolton

Lancashire

Individual

Sasha Deepwell

From developing award winning homes to developing outstanding people – one woman’s journey of a lifetime

Liverpool

Merseyside

Louise Tyrrell

Lou Tyrrell – Inspired to Change

Manchester

Lancashire

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:  “I would like to offer congratulations to all entrants who have made the shortlist as a regional finalist for the National Training Awards 2010. Being selected as a regional finalist of the Awards is a fantastic achievement and one that all of those shortlisted should be really proud of.
“Now more than ever it is essential for organisations to continue to invest in the development of their staff. The UK’s future, after all, can only be strengthened and sustained by people who have the skills needed to meet the demands of today’s globalised economy.”
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Notes to editors
For further information please contact:

  • Matthew Sutherland, Fresh Communication

Email: Sutherland.Matt@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 01872 262 977

  • Tom York, UK Skills

Email: tom.york@ukskills.org.uk
Tel: 0207 429 2828

National Training Awards, brought to you by UK Skills

  1. The National Training Awards recognise those individuals and organisations throughout the UK that have achieved outstanding business and personal success through investment in training.  Winning an Award is recognition of best practice and provides a benchmark for standards of excellence in training in the UK.
  2. Run on an annual basis on behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills by UK Skills, the Awards are also supported by Skills Development Scotland, The Welsh Assembly Government and the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland.
  3. Established in 1987, the National Training Awards are free to enter and are unique because the seven Award categories encompass all sectors, sizes of organisations, training providers and individuals.  The Award categories also recognise all types of training from formal qualifications programmes to informal learning and coaching. 
  4. The National Training Awards aim to develop entrants throughout the Awards process, from the advice and self-assessment guidance given at the outset to the constructive feedback given to each entrant after judging.  Finalists and Winners of the Awards are honoured through a series of regional networking events and a national ceremony.  

For more information please visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com 

 

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