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London celebrates best in training at National Training Awards 2010

Businesses and individuals in London gathered yesterday at the 2010 National Training Awards to celebrate those who have achieved outstanding organisational and individual success through investment in training, learning and development in the workplace.

The ceremony, held at The Brewery, London, saw a total of 29 Regional Training Awards presented to businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding impact and benefits as a direct result of the training. A further five UK National Training Awards were presented to winners that demonstrated exceptional success and were considered by the judges to be true exemplars of excellence.
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 Award Winners in London are:


Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Town

Award type

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

Circle Anglia

Elevating the leadership capability of 64 managers

London

Regional Winner

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group UK Limited

The North London Management Development programme

Colindale

Regional Winner

APCOA Parking UK Ltd

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

Uxbridge

Regional Winner

Metropolitan Police Service

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

London

UK Winner

TTT Moneycorp Ltd

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

Knightsbridge

Regional Winner

Pret a Manger

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

London

Regional Winner

City & Islington College

Induction programme for new managers at City and Islington College

London

Regional Winner

Metropolitan Police Service

Metropolitan Police Service - Territorial Policing - Primary Investigation Training

London

Regional Winner

NSPCC

Helping NSPCC fundraisers succeed through the Major Gifts Training Programme

London

Regional Winner

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

Camden Arts Centre

Volunteer Front of House Assistant Learning Training and Development Scheme

London

Regional Winner

Russet House School

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

Enfield

Regional Winner

Providing Education and Training

UMD Professional Ltd

Widening access to practical management training for dental practice managers

Wallington

Regional Winner

Anchor House

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

Canning Town

UK Winner

Consalia

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

Hampton

Regional Winner

London College of Beauty Therapy

Setting Standards for the Retail Beauty industry

London

Regional Winner

The Skills People

Public Services: Efficiency and Effectiveness

London

Regional Winner

The Natural Training Company Ltd

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

London

Regional Winner

Partnership and Collaboration

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

Introduction of SSP Service Style at Paddington Railway Station

London

Regional Winner

  • Aramark Ltd
  • Cadbury UK

Confectionery retail skills development in the food service industry

London

Regional Winner

  • Enfield Voluntary Action
  • Enfield Strategic Partnership
  • Barnet College

Enfield Community Empowerment and Leadership Course

Edmonton

Regional Winner

  • Training Synergy
  • London Borough of Redbridge

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

London

Regional Winner

  • Shepherds Bush Housing Group
  • Park Simms Associates

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

Chiswick

Regional Winner

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

The Skillsmatch and Learn Assist security training and brokerage partnership

Canary Wharf

UK Winner

Now is the Time

Hachette Filipacchi

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

London

UK Winner

Red Carnation Hotels

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

London

Regional Winner

Individual

Hilary Cooke

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

London

Regional Winner

Aggrie Chikiwa

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

London

UK Winner

Dean McClumpha

Fifteen to the top: My Journey to Head Pastry Chef

London

Regional Winner

Julia Townend

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

Isleworth

Regional Winner

The five UK Winners will now be invited to the National Training Awards UK Ceremony where they will find out if they have won the overall Winner of the Year Award for their category.  They will be up against other UK Winners from across the UK.

The National Training Awards UK Ceremony is being held at Old Billingsgate in London on Wednesday 1st December. 

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards, said:  “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners in London on their achievements. Each and every one of this year’s National Training Awards winners demonstrated that it is training of the highest quality that helps grow individuals, careers and develop sustainable businesses. All of those who won an Award should be very proud of what they achieved.”  
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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 

 

Social Media
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Company literature
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