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The National Training Awards Press Office will send out press releases following the announcement of the regional finalists, regional ceremonies and the Gala.

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London Winners

London’s Best Training Rewarded


Nine organisations and individuals from London won National Training Awards at a ceremony last night.

They were:

Central London

  • Andrew Ramroop, W1
  • Aramark Ltd, SW1
  • Boxwood Ltd, EC4

in partnership with Marks and Spencer plc, W2

  • Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, SW1

East London

  • Christine Borsah, E17, Walthamstow

South London

  • The National Maritime Museum, SE10

West London

  • National Savings and Investments (NS&I), W14

in partnership with Blue Sky Performance Improvement, Guildford, and Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd, Glasgow

Greater London

  • Jacqueline Adusei, Greenford, Middlesex
  • Southern, Croydon, Surrey

in partnership with Buonacorsi Consulting, Petersfield

They received a golden envelope containing an invitation to the UK gala ceremony in London in December from Fame Academy’s David Grant.

The following regional awards were also made at the ceremony, held at Banqueting House in Whitehall:

Greater London Training Award

Central London

  • Common Purpose, EC1

in partnership with Oxford Saïd Business School, Oxford

  • EDF Energy, SW1
  • ITV, WC1 – Commercial Team entry
  • Periodical Publishers Association, WC2
  • Reed Learning, WC2
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, EC1
  • Warehouse, W1

East London

  • Barnardos Hamara Family Project, E17, Walthamstow

North London

  • Homes for Islington, N5

South London

  • Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, SE5
  • Uniaid, SE1

in partnership with Epic, Brighton
Greater London

  • Comet Group Plc, Rickmansworth
  • Harrow in Business, Harrow, Middlesex
  • London Borough of Hillingdon, Ickenham
  • Redbridge Community Housing Ltd (RCHL), Ilford, Essex

in partnership with Performance Coaching International, Upminster, Essex

  • Waverley School Enfield, Enfield

Highly Commended

South London

  • ITV plc, SE1 – London Studios entry
  • London & Quadrant Housing Trust, SE13

North London

  • Kennedy Scott, N7

The National Training Awards celebrate businesses, organisations and individuals that achieve outstanding success through training and development.  The awards are sponsored by City & Guilds.

David Grant congratulated all the winners, saying:  “Congratulations to all the winners from London. It’s great to see how they have used training to achieve their dreams or make their organisation thrive. Their success is well deserved, and I hope it inspires others to think about how they can achieve their ambitions by learning new skills.”

The chair of the Greater London judging panel, Leoni Antoniazzi, said:  “My congratulations to all the winners from Greater London.  Their achievements are something to be proud of and celebrate.  Award winners have achieved transformation and success through training and development, at individual, organisation and community level. I hope their remarkable stories will inspire others to enter next year’s awards.”

UK Skills Chief Executive, Simon Bartley, said the winners had shown the impact that carefully planned training could have when it was aimed at meeting specific organisational needs.

“Each of them has a story to tell about the specific benefits that their training has brought them, including:  increased productivity; reduced waste; improved customer satisfaction; increased sales.  They demonstrate that targeted training can boost a business’ bottom line.

“The individual winners provide a range of wonderful examples of the benefits that a personal investment in training can have.  They’ve achieved goals – discovered new ambitions – gained self-confidence and make a significant contribution to their communities.”

For more information on the awards visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com.


Notes to Editors

  • National Training Awards winners are those who have demonstrated exceptional achievement as a result of training and development.  This is the highest level of award.
  • Greater London Training Award winners have undertaken training that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the region or nation.
  • Highly commended winners are individuals or organisations that show great potential and have demonstrated a dedication to excellence through training.
  • The National Training Awards are awarded to those who have achieved lasting success through exceptionally effective training. Anyone or any organisation that has benefited from training can enter the awards.
  • This year there were 187 finalists from throughout the UK. Winners are being announced at a series of regional ceremonies being held during September and October. The UK gala ceremony to celebrate National Training Award winners will be held on 13 December at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
  • The National Training Awards operates throughout the UK. UK Skills manages the awards on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and organises the awards in England.
  • UK Skills is a not-for-profit organisation which champions vocational skills and learning for work through awards and competitions.  It is committed to training and development and recently signed a Skills Pledge.
  • The awards are sponsored by City & Guilds and supported by Investors in People.


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Company literature
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