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National Training Awards celebrates success stories from around the UK

Leading businesses and individuals from across the UK gathered last night at the 24th annual National Training Awards UK Ceremony to celebrate those who have achieved outstanding organisational and individual success through investment in training, learning and development in the workplace.

At the ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate in London, it was announced that the following organisations and individuals had been awarded with the coveted National Training Awards 2010 ‘Winner of the Year’ accolade in their chosen category: 

  • Metropolitan Police Service, Large Employer Award
  • Warwick International Limited, Medium Employer Award
  • TIS Cumbria Limited, Small Employer Award
  • Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service in partnership with Sunderland Youth Offending Service, Partnership and Collaboration Award
  • Northumbria University, Providing Education and Training Award
  • H & L Garages Ltd, Now is the Time Award
  • Aggrie Chikiwa, Head of Education & Training, Anchor House, Individual Award

All of the above ‘Winners of the Year’ had previously been recognised as ‘UK National Training Award Winners’ at NTA Regional Ceremonies held throughout the UK earlier in the year.

In addition, Jon Ord, Watch Manager from Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service was presented with the prestigious Linda Ammon Award.  This accolade is presented to an individual who has shown great dedication in providing opportunities for others as they seek to develop their careers and make their contribution to society. 

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards, said: “This year’s winners demonstrate the diverse range of training taking place within the UK and the benefits it is delivering to organisations and employees. Each and every one tells an inspiring story and all winners have proven that in today’s current climate, high quality training is an integral part of both personal and business development.” 

The National Training Awards are managed by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and in partnership with the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland, the Welsh Assembly Government, Skills Development Scotland & the Scottish Government.  The Awards inspire and encourage UK industry to invest in training and development as a route to achieving outstanding organisational and individual success. City & Guilds is the premier sponsor of the 2010 National Training Awards.

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Notes to Editors

For interviews, case studies or more information please contact:

  • Matthew Sutherland, Fresh Communication

Email: matt@freshcommunication.co.uk
Tel: 01872 262 977

  • Tom York, UK Skills

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

Entry details:


Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Location

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

Metropolitan Police Service

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

West Brompton, London

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

Warwick International Limited

Total Productive Maintenance Training (TPM)

Holywell, Clwyd, Wales

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

TIS Cumbria Limited

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

Workington,
Cumbria

Providing Education and Training

Northumbria University

The Student Law Office - Training future lawyers through real life experience

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service
  • Sunderland Youth Offending Service

Working in partnership to engage with young people to change attitude and behaviour

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Now is the Time

H & L Garages Ltd

Improving Customer Service Levels During The Recession

Immingham, South Humberside

Individual

Aggrie Chikiwa, Head of Education & Training, Anchor House

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

Canning Town, London

 

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 

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

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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