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Yorkshire & Humber Finalists

Yorkshire and the Humber Shines in National Training Awards Final

18 entrants from the region make the shortlist

 

The National Training Awards (NTA) today, announced the companies and individuals in Yorkshire and the Humber who have reached the finals of this year’s awards.  In total, 18 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 Yorkshire and the Humber are: 

 

Hull

·         Humberside Police

·         Andrew Johnson

Leeds

·         thebigword Group, Headingley

·         DISC

·         Danielle Carr

 

Huddersfield

·         Kirklees College

·         Theatre Ltd in partnership with Trans Pennine Housing

 

Bradford

·         Che Larkin

 

Sheffield

·         NAVCA

·         South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue in Partnership with CragRats Ltd

·         Alan Geoffrey Pick

 

Bingley

·         Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

 

York

·         Woodlands MS Resource & Respite Care Centre

·         North York Moors National Park, Helmsley

 

Scunthorpe

·         Alan Rayment

·         CORUS in partnership with Ashorne Hill Management College

 

Grimsby

·         PS Transport

 

Doncaster

·         YMCA Training

 

 

The region’s winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 29th September. 

 

Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Judging panel John Robertshaw said: “This year’s finalists have shown a huge commitment to investing in training.  The companies continue to increase the knowledge and skills of their staff and we were also inspired by the individual entries.  We are proud to see such a wide range of quality entries in our region, in what is a difficult economic climate.”

 

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 0207 429 2827 / 07732567314.

 

Notes to Editors:

Entry Details:

·         Humberside Police.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Detention Officers Training Programme’.

·         Kirklees College.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Developing career opportunities for young people in the NEET group through a flexible individualised programme’.

·         NAVCA.   Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Using public law to challenge unjust public body decisions’. 

·         Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘The Emerald Academy - an annual voluntary action learning programme’.

·         Andrew Johnson. Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Construction - not just a job a career!’.

·          Woodlands MS Resource & Respite Care Centre.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Inclusive Staff  Induction Programme’.

·         thebigword.  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of entry:   ‘thebigIDEA – Instruct Develop Evolve Advance.  Using training to meet client employee and company needs.’

·         Alan Rayment.  Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Your life can change in a heartbeat. Grab every opportunity you can’.

·         North York Moors National Park.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Training and developing the next generation of young people in traditional countryside skills’.

·         South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with CragRats Ltd.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Backfire – Youth Arson Prevention Education Programme.’

·         Che Larkin.  Category  Individual.  Title of Entry:   ‘From Construction to Tutor Support’.

·         CORUS in partnership with Ashorne Hill Management College.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  ‘Risking Your Future?: Innovation towards eliminating accidents’.

·         PS Transport.  Category:  Small Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Improving business performance and raising standards’. 

·         YMCA Training.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Re-engaging 14-16 at risk NEET groups in Doncaster’.

·         DISC.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  ‘Back to You motivational behavioural change for ex-offenders & substance misusers to support community’.

·         Danielle Carr.  Category:   Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Volunteer training has aided both personal and career development’. 

·         Theatre Ltd in partnership with Trans Pennine Housing.  Category:  Partnership. Title of Entry:   ‘Positive Steps training – Making a real difference to people’s lives’.

·         Alan Geoffrey Pick.  Category:  Individual.  Title of Entry:  ‘Training undertaken in social care voluntary work with local authority university service user and carer’. 

 

About The National 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.co.uk 

 

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