046

days to deadline of 20th May 2011

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Media

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

The Press Office will also be happy to provide comments from spokespeople at The National Training Awards and Government for you to include in your own releases.

And don't forget to include any press releases on your website, intranet and in your company newsletter to ensure your exciting news reaches all your stakeholders.

 

West Midlands Finalists

West Midlands Shines in National Training Awards Final

19 entrants from the region make the shortlist

 

The National Training Awards (NTA) today, announced the companies and individuals in the West Midlands who have reached the finals of this year’s awards.  In total, 19 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 West Midlands are: 

 

Coventry

Coventry Building Society, Coventry (4 entries)

Network Rail, Coventry in partnership with University of Warwick

 

Wolverhampton

Anna Wright, Wolverhampton

 

Birmingham

Rowley Regis Learning Community, Cradley Heath

Swanswell, Birmingham

Birmingham City Council, Birmingham in partnership with Stanton Morris LLP

John Payne, Oldbury

 

Warwickshire

Ashorne Hill Management College, Leamington Spa in partnership with Corus

 

Staffordshire

Alton Towers Resort, Stoke-on-Trent

PM Training, Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent College, Stoke-on-Trent

 

Shropshire

Greyhound Plant Services, Oswestry

 

Worcestershire

Baxter Business & Enterprise College, Kidderminster in partnership with The Stourport High School and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form

 

Leicestershire

Bottom Line Improvement Processes Ltd, Coalville

 

Walsall

Power Panels Electrical Systems, Walsall

 

The region’s winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at the National Motorcycle Museum on Thursday 1st October.

 

Chair of the West Midlands judging panel, Tricia Lines 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. 

 

Ends

 

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:

·         Anna Wright.  Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Journey to my dream career’.

·          Rowley Regis Learning Community.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Succession Planning for Emergent Leaders within an Educational Learning Community’.

·         Ashorne Hill Management College, Leamington Spa in partnership with Corus.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Developing the health and safety culture of Corus’ steelmaking and iron making departments through Felt Leadership’. 

·         Coventry Building Society.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Sales and service advisor development within our call centre’.

·         Coventry Building Society.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Improving the induction and development of customer service assistants within our branch network’. 

·         Coventry Building Society.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Culture change within our processing centre – from written to verbal complaints resolution’.

·         Coventry Building Society.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘How our e learning strategy has created a compliant workforce in a cost effective way’.

·         Swanswell.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Alcohol training for drug practitioners to better identify and address alcohol issues amongst drug users’.

·         Alton Towers Resort.   Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Building the Alton Towers Resort Brand from the inside-out’.

·         PM Training.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Homeworks Project - improving life chances of local young people’.   

·         Network Rail in partnership with University of Warwick.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Building Leadership capability at Network Rail to change culture and drive performance.’

·         Greyhound Plant Services.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Train Gain and Retain’.

·         Birmingham City Council in partnership with Stanton Morris LLP   Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  Birmingham BEST.

·         Staffordshire Police.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Mobile Data Training’. 

·         Baxter Business & Enterprise College, Kidderminster in partnership with The Stourport High School and Haybridge High School and Sixth Form.

Category:  Partnership.   Title of Entry:  ‘Three Schools with a win-win-win philosophy of training’.

·         Bottom Line Improvement Processes Ltd.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Procurement Training for Public Buyers in Coventry City & Warwickshire County Councils’.

·         Stoke-on-Trent College, Stoke-on-Trent.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:   ‘Supporting unemployed adults to find work in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire through Skills4Jobs’.

·         John Payne.  Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘From no hope, abuse and prison to growth’.

·         Power Panels Electrical Systems, Walsall.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘A bespoke training strategy for sustainable growth of culture and people development’.

 

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     

 

 

Social Media
Including news of your success with the National Training Awards on your company's social networking site is another great way to shout about your achievements.

Company literature
Announcing you have won a National Training Award can add real kudos to your company - remember to include your achievement on email signatures, business cards and company literature.