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Yorkshire and The Humber shines in National Training Awards 2010 21 entrants from region make final shortlist

The National Training Awards today announced the organisations and individuals in Yorkshire and The Humber who have successfully reached the finals of this year’s Awards.  A total of 21 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 in Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 28 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 Yorkshire and The Humber are: 

Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title



Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

Defence School of Transport

Coaching in Driver Training


North Humberside

York NHS Foundation Trust

Facilitating cultural shift and ownership of change creates Win/Win


North Yorkshire

North Nottinghamshire College

Destination 2012 - Staff CPD programme



Humberside Police

CBRN force training



Humberside Police

Investigating Officer Training Programme



Northern Rail

Made to Measure Leadership Development Programme


North Yorkshire

Wm Morrisons PLC

Developing the skills to introduce a new picking system into our ambient warehouses


West Yorkshire

Croda International Plc

Croda New Manager Development Programme – People management skills development programme


North Humberside

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

Perfect 32 Dental Practice

Investment in the dental team at Perfect 32 has resulted in exemplary standards of clinical care.


North Humberside

Providing Education and Training


Barnardos Cygnet programme: A Parenting programme for families of autistic children aged 7-18.


West Yorkshire

Barnsley College

Developing the skills and employability of the long-term unemployed across South and West Yorkshire


South Yorkshire

In Touch Care

Industry partners education developing the next generation.


South Yorkshire

Partnership and Collaboration

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Healthcare Assistant Certificate Programme; A Partnership Success


South Yorkshire

Virtual College Limited

Tenant training accessed via the internet at a time place and pace to suit individuals.


West Yorkshire

Virtual College Group Plc

Innovative e-learning development of the 17th Edition ‘Requirements for Electrical Installations’ course within industry


West Yorkshire

Now is the Time

H & L Garages Ltd

Improving Customer Service Levels During The Recession


South Humberside

Sheffield Information Link

Planning for Sustainability and Growth


South Yorkshire


Richard Cain

Richard Cain – a learning journey


East Yorkshire

Kathryn Lambert

Never confuse ability with ambition


North Humberside

Jane Armitage

Jane Armitage


South Yorkshire

Samantha Deane

Thriving as a woman in a man’s world.


South Yorkshire

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.”

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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