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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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South East Winners

South East’s Best Training Rewarded


Three organisations from the South East won National Training Awards at a ceremony in Sussex last night.

They were:


  • Cordie Ltd, Lymington

in partnership with Rok Plc, Crawley

  • ADR Consulting Ltd, Wallingford

in partnership with NG Bailey, Bradford

  • EDF Energy, Hove

in partnership with Blue Sky Performance Improvement, Shalford

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 the Copthorne Effingham Park:

South East Training Award


  • Prudential, Reading


  • Abbott, Queenborough


  • The Mulberry Bush School, Witney


  • Priory Group, Leatherhead

in partnership with Information Transfer, Cambridge

  • Xafinity Paymaster, Crawley

Highly Commended


  • Selecta UK & Eire Ltd, Basingstoke
  • Treloar College, Alton


  • Kent Union, Canterbury


  • George Abbot School, Guildford
  • Surrey Primary Care Trust, Addlestone

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 the South East. 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 South East judging panel, Kathryn Cook, said: “My congratulations to all the winners from the South East.  Their achievements are something we can all feel proud of.  I also hope their success will inspire others to enter next year’s awards with their stories of how training has transformed their company, community or career.”

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.
  • South East 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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