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Greater London Winners

Greater London celebrates the best in Training

Region’s companies and individuals honoured at annual National Training Awards

Companies and individuals in the Greater London area gathered last night at The National Training Awards to celebrate those who have achieved really outstanding business and personal success through an investment in training. 

Organised on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills, The National Training Awards honour those who have made an outstanding contribution and commitment to training in the workplace.  The UK national winners in the Greater London area were:
 

·         East Thames Group, London

·         The Scout Association, London

·         Mongoose Media Ltd, London

·         Identity and Passport Service, London in partnership with Line Communications and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 ITV News presenter Faye Barker presented each winner with the trophy.

The 4 UK national winners will now be invited to the UK Gala Ceremony at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls on Thursday 10th December where they will find out whether or not they have won the overall Winner of the Year prize for their category.  They will be up against winners from across the UK.

 

The following regional awards were also presented at the ceremony, held at the Banqueting house, London:
 

·         Consalia Ltd, London

·         YMCA Training, Croydon, Surrey

·         Westminster City Council, London in partnership with Rough Sleepers Multi-Agency Group & University of Southampton,

·         QBE Insurance (European Operations), London in partnership with Dramatic Resources, Hayfield Group, Rock the boat Consulting, Roffey Park Sanjeev Loomba and The And Partnership

·         East London Bus Group, Ilford, Essex and M2 Training Ltd

·         BT, London in partnership with The Writer

·         People 1st, Uxbridge, Middlesex

·         Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), London

·         Red Carnation Hotels, London

·         Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London

·         London Borough of Sutton, London

·         Transport for London

·         Norton Rose LLP, London

·         Abbey, part of the Santander Group, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

·         LexisNexis, London

·         Paul UK, London

·         Transport for London / London Underground, London

·         Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd, London

·         The Metropolitan Police Service, London

·         NSPCC, London

·         Royal Mail, London

 

 

Congratulating all winners, Faye Barker said:  “This year’s recipients in London have set the benchmark high.  Each and every one of them has proven that in today’s current climate, high quality training is an integral part of both personal and business development.  It is great to see such a wide range of winners from our region go forward to the UK Gala Ceremony.”

 

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:  “The winners in the Greater London area have demonstrated that training is an investment not a cost and that it can transform companies, careers, and communities.  I congratulate them all on what they have achieved.”

 

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Minister Lord Young of Norwood Green said:  “It is more important than ever that we continue to support and invest in the training of our workforce, helping individuals develop their skills as well helping businesses stay competitive and prepare for the upturn and the opportunities the future will present.

 

“This year’s winners demonstrate the diverse range of training taking place within the UK and the benefits it is delivering to organisations and employees.”

 

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

 

Ends 

Notes to Editors

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.

 

Entry Details:

·         NSPCC.  Category:  Large Employer.  Category:  ‘Value Based Interviewing to select People in Positions of Trust’.

·         The Metropolitan Police.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Annual Emergency Life Support First Aid Training for Police Officer’.

·         Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Hothouse development programme to develop internal talent to be store managers.’

·         Transport for London / London Underground.  Category:  Large Employer. Title of Entry:   ‘End User Computer Programme’.

·         Transport for London.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Enhancing Internal Programme and Project Management Capability in Transport for London’.

·         Paul UK.  Category:  Large Employer.   Title of Entry:  ‘Retail career path- structured training to enable development from team member to shop manager’.

·         LexisNexis.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  ‘Introducing tools to make innovation a key part of working life in Publishing Operations’.

·         Abbey, part of the Santander Group.  Category:  Large Employer.   Title of Entry:  ‘The Financial Planning Adviser Academy as part of project Apollo’.

·         Norton Rose LLP.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:   Growing and protecting our business through client development: business planning and selling (legal sector).

·         Royal Mail.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  PDA Deployment Training Programme

·         London Borough of Sutton.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  Skills Development in the Waste Management Team

·         Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  STELLAR SECRETARIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT TOP CITY LAW FIRM.

·         Red Carnation Hotels.  Category:  Large Employer. Title of Entry:  Increasing service and sales in the Front Office departments with Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

·         East Thames Group.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  Happy Customers: Delivering a great customer experience.

·         Chartered Institute Insurance (CII).  Category:  Medium Employer.  Title of Entry:   Knowledge First: A learning programme to improve staff capability to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

·         People 1st in partnership with City & Guilds.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   A new national qualification to develop excellent chefs in colleges across the UK.  Please note:  City & Guilds is sponsoring this year’s National Training Awards but has no influence over the winners chosen.”

·         BT in partnership with The Writer.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   BT & The Writer: The most ambitious tone of voice training programme ever?

·         East London Bus Group in partnership with M2 Training Ltd.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   A focus on quality enables ELBG to steer its way to £1.4m in productivity savings.

·         QBE Insurance (European Operations) in partnership with Dramatic Resources, Hayfield Group, Rock the Boat Consulting, Roffey Park, Sanjeev Loomba and The And Partnership.

·         Westminster City Council in partnership with Rough Sleepers multi-Agency Group and the University of Southampton.

·         Identity and Passport Service in partnership with LINE Communications & PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   Authentication by Interview Learning and Development Programme: Interview Office Managers.

·         Identity and Passport Service in partnership with LINE Communications & PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  Authentication by Interview Learning and Development Programme: Interview Officers

·         YMCA Training.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:   Families Matter-Supporting teenage parents to be and their Children in Croydon.

·         Consalia Ltd.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  Helping Teams Think Creatively To Win More Large Deals.

·         The Scout Association.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:   A ten year journey in meeting the training needs of volunteers.

·         Mongoose Media Ltd.  Category:  Small employer.  Title of Entry:  Driving results through tough times. 

·         Royal Mail.  Category:  Large employer.  Title of Entry:  PDA Deployment Training Programme. 

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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