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East Midlands celebrates best in training at National Training Awards 2010

Businesses and individuals in the East Midlands 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 in Leicester at Athena, saw a total of 20 Regional Training Awards presented to businesses and individuals that have demonstrated outstanding impact and benefits as a direct result of the training. A further four 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 the East Midlands are:


Award category

Organisation / individual name

Entry title

Town

Award type

Large Employer
(over 250 employees)

National Grid

Transferable Advanced Apprenticeship management model pivotal to future sector skills and capability requirements

Newark

Regional Winner

Rolls-Royce plc

HOLISTIC GAS TURBINE DESIGN TRAINING FOR ACCELERATED ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALISM AND WHOLE ENGINE UNDERSTANDING

Derby

Regional Winner

Nottinghamshire Police

DEMAND MANAGEMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Nottingham

Regional Winner

Center Parcs

Research design delivery and measurement of a behavioural guest service excellence programme in Center Parcs

Newark

UK Winner

City of Lincoln Council

Local Authority introduces Apprenticeships to grow its own and change the workforce age profile

Lincoln

Regional Winner

Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police Sergeant Development Programme (SDP) – improving policing performance through professional leadership

Nottingham

Regional Winner

Medium Employer
(50-249 employees)

R & D / Leverage

The future of United Kingdom Toolmaking

Sutton-in-Ashfield

Regional Winner

Small Employer
(up to 49 employees)

Custom Enterprises Limited

Accountacy firm thats passionate about employee training.

Hinckley

Regional Winner

Providing Education and Training

Framework Housing Association

Developing the skills and employability of the most hard to reach disadvantaged people in Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham

Regional Winner

Retail Skills Centre at Leicester College

Successful pre-employment training programme leads to the opening of a Retail specific training centre.

Leicester

UK Winner

Charnwood Training Group

Raising the Quality of Hospitality Standards through Individual Learning

Nottingham

Regional Winner

Partnership and Collaboration

  • Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC
  • University of Lincoln Holbeach

Woodhead Brothers Spalding in partnership with the University of Lincoln

Spalding

Regional Winner

  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust

 

Promoting Disability Equality at Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust

Chesterfield

Regional Winner

  • E.ON UK PLC
  • Bluestarfish Consulting Ltd

Developing Customer Brilliance in Shared Services of a Major Utility

Nottingham

UK Winner

Individual

Thomas Lynch

No qualifications to MBA with Distinction overcoming obstacles of childrens homes and foster care

Leicester

Regional Winner

Fazila Latif

Achieving this would recognise training that is undertaken and encourage others to do the same!

Leicester

Regional Winner

Ron Gatepain

A life time of learning and development

Lincoln

Regional Winner

Julie Taylor

When you are knocked down seven times stand up eight!

Alfreton

UK Winner

David Keightley

High voltage Apprentice makes the sparks fly in his career progression at Brush Electrical Machines

Loughborough

Regional Winner

Angela Borman

Life could have been so different but with knowledge and skills its so much better’

Lincoln

Regional Winner

The four 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 the East Midlands 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 

 

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