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London shines in National Training Awards 2010 37 entrants from region make final shortlist

The National Training Awards today announced the organisations and individuals in the London who have successfully reached the finals of this year’s Awards.  A total of 37 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 Brewery, London, on Tuesday 12 October.

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 and Guilds is the premier sponsor of the 2010 National Training Awards.

The finalists in London are: 

Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Town

County

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

Circle Anglia

Elevating the leadership capability of 64 managers

London

London

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group UK Limited

The North London Management Development programme

Colindale

London

APCOA Parking UK Ltd

Effectively meeting organisational and individual training needs – The Extended Learning and Development Family

Uxbridge

Middlesex

Metropolitan Police Service

Stress Awareness – equipping Police Officers with the skills to manage stress and to build resilience

London

London

TTT Moneycorp Ltd

Retail Service Academy – Creating empowerment and ownership of an excellent service experience!

Knightsbridge

London

Harper Collins Publishers

Marketing and PR for the Digital Age (Hammersmith site only)

Hammersmith

London

Wandsworth Borough Council

FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY: MEETING THE CHALLENGE BEATING THE CONSTRAINTS

Wandsworth

London

Pret a Manger

How inspirational training empowers front-line managers to drive business performance and sustain a unique brand

London

London

City & Islington College

Induction programme for new managers at City and Islington College

London

London

Enterprise

Enterprise Graduate Development Programme

London

London

Metroplolitan Police Service

Metropolitan Police Service - Territorial Policing - Primary Investigation Training

London

London

NSPCC

Helping NSPCC fundraisers succeed through the Major Gifts Training Programme

London

London

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

Camden Arts Centre

Volunteer Front of House Assistant Learning Training and Development Scheme

London

London

Russet House School

Raising standards  the importance of training at all levels in teaching pupils with autism

Enfield

Middlesex

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

System Concepts Ltd

Using training to improve skills and communication’

London

London

Providing Education and Training

UMD Professional Ltd

Widening access to practical management training for dental practice managers

Wallington

Surrey

Anchor House

Training and the empowerment of a deprived community and its homeless residents

Canning Town

London

Consalia

Developing a Client Centric Mindset : For customer retention and winning new business

Hampton

Middlesex

RedR UK

Management training for humanitarian staff working in disasters and emergencies: impact beyond the training room

London

London

Theatre&

Delivering Customer Service Excellence Within Enfield Homes

Edmonton Green

London

London College of Beauty Therapy

Setting Standards for the Retail Beauty industry

London

London

The Skills People

Public Services: Efficiency and Effectiveness

London

London

The Natural Training Company Ltd

Innovative sales training that bucked the trend in an uncertain market – turning calls to cash.

London

London

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Select Service Partner UK (SSP)
  • Training for Advancement (TFA)

Introduction of SSP Service Style at Paddington Railway Station

London

London

  • Aramark Ltd
  • Cadbury UK

Confectionery retail skills development in the food service industry

London

London

  • Enfield Voluntary Action
  • Enfield Strategic Partnership
  • Barnet College

Enfield Community Empowerment and Leadership Course

Edmonton

London

  • Yarrow Housing
  • Metropolitan Police Service Crime Academy

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES FOR POLICE OFFICERS WHERE PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES ARE VICTIMS OR WITNESS CRIME

London

London

  • Training Synergy
  • London Borough of Redbridge

Investment in training helps forty local jobseekers to kickstart careers in local government

London

London

  • Shepherds Bush Housing Group
  • Park Simms Associates

Shepherds Bush Housing Group’s Customer Care Programme – Creating a better culture being my best!

Chiswick

London

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Skillsmatch
  • Learn Assist Ltd

The Skillsmatch and Learn Assist security training and brokerage partnership

Canary Wharf

London

Now is the Time

Hachette Filipacchi

Providing the sales team with skills to sell in a recession in publishing sector

London

London

Simmons & Simmons

Resolving downturn resourcing challenges whilst enhancing capability for post-downturn markets – a pre-trainee MBA

London

London

Red Carnation Hotels

The project is a series of workshops about providing exceptional customer service while increasing revenue.

London

London

Individual

Hilary Cooke

A celebration of 21 years of personal and professional development  in 900 words

London

London

Aggrie Chikiwa

Unemployed and Homeless - to Head of Education - Training and Employment”

London

London

Dean McClumpha

Fifteen to the top: My Journey to Head Pastry Chef

London

London

Julia Townend

Powder and Paint – An Inspirational Journey in Training to be Makeup Artist and Teacher

Isleworth

Middlesex

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.”
-Ends-

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

About The National Training Awards

  • Established in 1987 The National Training Awards (NTA) identify and celebrate organisations and individuals across the UK and across all sectors that have achieved outstanding business and personal success through investment in training.
  • The National Training Awards are organised on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills.
  • Run on annual basis, The National Training Awards are free to enter and open in January.  Entries close in April.
  • The National Training Awards include the following seven categories:  Large Employer (250 +), Medium Employer (50-249), Small Employer (49 and under), Partnership and Collaboration, Providing Education and Training, Individual and the ‘Now is the Time’ category, which was launched in 2009 to encourage employers who have invested in training during the recession, to share their experiences and get public recognition to their commitment to training and re-skilling.
For more information visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com

 

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