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North East Finalists

North East Shines in National Training Awards Final

15 entrants from the region make the shortlist

 

The National Training Awards (NTA) today, announced the companies and individuals in the North East who have reached the finals of this year’s awards.  In total, 15 organisations and individuals from the region have been recognised for their outstanding contribution and commitment to training in the workplace.

 

Organised on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills, the National Training Awards celebrate those who have achieved really outstanding business and personal success through investment in training.  The finalists in the North East are: 

 

Gateshead and City of Newcastle

·         Gateshead College, Gateshead

·         Chesapeake Branded Packaging, Newcastle in partnership with Gateshead College

 

Northumberland

·         Northumberland Theatre Company, Alnwick

·         North Country Leisure Ltd, Hexham in partnership with The Jackson Curtis Partnership 

 

Co.  Durham

·         NECPS Durham Constabulary, Durham

·         Mears Group, Sedgefield Branch

·         Durham University,  Durham

·         Magnet Group, Darlington

·         Orange, Darlington in partnership with Blue Sky Consulting

 

Sunderland

·         Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd, Sunderland Plant

·         Tyne and Wear Care Alliance, Sunderland

·         Hilda King, Grindon

·         Emma Holt, Sunderland

 

 

Cleveland

·         BMB Menswear Ltd, Hartlepool

·         Barclaycard in partnership with CragRats Ltd, Stockton–on-Tees

 

The region’s winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Tuesday 22nd September. 

 

Chair of the North East judging panel, Jackie Axelby said:  “This year’s finalists have shown a huge commitment to investing in training and continuing to increase the skills of their staff despite operating in a difficult economic climate.  It is great to see such a wide range of entries from our region in the final.”

 

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:  “From speaking with past winners of the National Training Awards we have established that more than half have enjoyed increased awareness amongst their customer base, with a further third stating they have gained additional business following winning an award.  These figures speak for themselves and it is clear that those who invest in high quality training reap the benefits.   

 

“Now more than ever it is essential for organisations to continue to invest in the development of their staff if they are to remain competitive in the future.  I would like to congratulate the finalists who have made the shortlist for the Awards.”

 

The National Training Awards’ premier sponsor is City & Guilds. 

 

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For interviews, Case Studies or more information please contact:

Matthew Sutherland, Fresh PR – Sutherland.Matt@yahoo.co.uk 01872 262 977

Kate Moloughney, UK Skills kate.moloughney@ukskills.org.uk 020 7429 2827 / 07732567314.

 

Notes to Editors:

Entry Details:

·         Gateshead College.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘From Good to Outstanding - Coaching in Action’.

·         Chesapeake Branded Packaging.  Category:  Partnership with Gateshead College.  Title of Entry: ‘Workforce development to improve quality cost and delivery leading to an organisational culture change ‘.

·         Northumberland Theatre Company.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘InterACT: The Northern Regions Theatre Training Ensemble’.

·          NECPS Durham Constabulary.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘A citizen focused training approach that aims for excellence building trust and confidence in communities’. 

·         Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd, Sunderland Plant.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Improving Safety Performance at Nissan Sunderland Plant.’

·         North Country Leisure Ltd, in partnership with The Jackson Curtis Partnership.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Making a Difference in the Leisure Industry’.

·         Tyne and Wear Care Alliance.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Pathways Into Care – providing training and employment opportunities in the care sector’. 

·         Mears Group, Sedgefield Branch.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Mears Going That Extra Mile in Health & Safety training its employees’. 

·         Durham University.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Durham University’s Business and Administration Apprenticeship Programme: Meeting the Needs of Apprentice and University.

·         Hilda King.  Category Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Don’t settle for the ordinary believe in yourself and you can achieve anything’.

·         BMB Menswear Ltd.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘BMB warehouse operators enter the Bronze Age’.

·         Emma Holt.  Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Training shoes to Training Manager’.

·         Magnet Group.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry: ‘Welcome to Magnet - The Magnet Induction Programme’.  

·         Orange in partnership with Blue Sky Consulting.  Category:  Partnership. Title of Entry:  ‘Orange – A Management Academy to develop’.

·         Barclaycard in partnership with CragRats Ltd.   Category: Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Obsessed” – Delivering World Class Customer Service’.

 

 

About The National Training Awards

·         The National Training Awards (NTA) identify and celebrate organisations and individuals that have achieved really outstanding business and personal success through investment in training.

·         Run on annual basis, the National Training Awards are free to enter and open in January.  Entries close in April.

·         The National Training Awards includes the following categories:  Large Employer (250 +), Medium Employer (50-249+), SME (49 and under), Training Provider, Partnership and Collaboration and Individual.

·         The ‘Now is the Time’ category 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. 

·         The National Training Awards are organised on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills. The National Training Awards support the training delivered by organisations working on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

·         The National Training Awards support the Skills Pledge.

·         For more information visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com  

 

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