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East Midlands Winners

East Midlands celebrates the best in Training
Region’s companies and individuals honoured at annual National Training Awards

Companies and individuals in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands were:

 

·         Lynn Ludditt, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

·         Boots UK Ltd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

·         Travis Perkins PLC, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire in partnership with HMP Stocken

·         Wheelbase, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

ITV Central Tonight presenter Sameena Ali-Khan presented each winner with the trophy.

The four 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 East Midlands Conference Centre:

·         Jayne Harker, Loughborough, Leicestershire

·         Stephanie Horsley, Derby, Derbyshire

·         Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

·         Eriks UK Integrated Solutions, Biteswell, Leicestershire

·         Barrett Developments PLC, Coalville, Leicestershire

·         Rushcliffe Borough Council, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

·         TNT UK Ltd, Atherstone, Warwickshire

·         Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Derby, Derbyshire

·         Virada Ltd, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire in partnership with Aurum Group Ltd

·         Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham in partnership with CRAGRATS Ltd

·         The Corporate & Executive Coaching Organisation, Nottingham in partnership with Britannia Building Society, part of The Co-operative Financial Services.

·         Skills Point, Market Harborough, Leicestershire in partnership with Graham Field Executive Coach, Leicester YMCA and South Leicestershire College.

·         North Nottinghamshire College, Worksop, Nottinghamshire in partnership with Wilkinson

·         Hammerson PLC, Hammerson PLC, Leicester in partnership with City Strategy Leicester, Apex, B-Working, Business2Business UK Ltd, Connexions, Job centre Plus, Job Service Partnership, Leicester College, Nextstep, Remploy, Leicester City Council and Learning & Skills Council  

·         Go MAD Thinking, Loughborough, Leicestershire

·         Hillarys Blinds Ltd, Coalwick, Nottinghamshire

·         Avoca Systems Ltd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

·         Rushcliffe Day Nurseries, Nottingham
 

Congratulating all winners Sameena Ali-Khan  said:  ““This year’s recipients in the East Midlands 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, it really does put East Midlands on the map.” 

Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said:  “The winners in the East Midlands 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.” 

Skills Minister Kevin Brennan 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.  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 Sunderland, Fresh PR – Sutherland.matthew@yahoo.co.uk  01872 262 977
Kate Moloughney, UK Skills kate.moloughney@ukskills.org.uk 0207 429 2827 / 07732567314

Entry Details:

·         Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:   World Class Skills for the Future.   

·         Eriks UK Integrated Solutions.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME.

·         Wheelbase.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  Reinventing the Wheel: maximising the life chances of disengaged young people.

·         Go MAD Thinking.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  Strategic leadership development programme that embedded a shared solution focused thinking system to deliver results.

·         Travis Perkins PLC, Hemel Hempstead, in partnership with HMP Stocken.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   Travis Perkins Tool Hire Repair & Servicing through Stocken Prison.

·         Avoca Systems Ltd.  Category:  Small Employer.  Title of Entry:  Health Informatics trainees make a difference to patient care.

·         Virada Ltd, Henley-on-Thames in partnership with Aurum Group Ltd.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  Sales training to outshine the competition and deliver bottom line results.

·         Barrett Developments PLC.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  National Leadership development programme for a major house builder.

·         Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham in partnership with CRAGRATS Ltd. Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  “Let’s make the difference” – Customer Care and Culture Change Programme.

·         Boots UK Ltd.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:  Training through change: Boots UK DC Network.

·         Jane Harker.  Category: Individual.  Title of Entry:  From an Acorn to an Oak.

·         Rushcliffe Day Nurseries.  Category:  Small Employer.  Title of Entry:  Innovative Training Produces Outstanding Success for Childrens Day Nurseries.

·         Stephanie Horsley.  Category: Individual.  Title of Entry:  My learning journey from part time supermarket cashier to DHL Express employee of the year.

·         Rushcliffe Borough Council.  Category:  Large Employer.  Title of Entry:    Rushcliffe - growing our own – creating future leaders today.

·         The Corporate & Executive Coaching Organisation, Nottingham in partnership with Britannia Building Society, part of The Co-operative Financial Services.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:  Making Coaching Pay in Times of Major Economic and Organisational Change

·         Skills Point, Market Harborough in partnership with Graham Field Executive Coach, Leicester YMCA and South Leicestershire College.  Category:  Partnership.  Title of Entry:   Tailored training and development programme for YMCA service users to raise confidence  and career prospects.

·         Hillarys Blinds Ltd.  Category:  Training Provider.  Title of Entry:  Improving Sales Advisor performance through a consistent blended learning approach against a clear business.

·         Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK.  Category: Large Employer.  Title of Entry: Introduction of a leadership development programme to strengthen organisational capability.

·         North Nottinghamshire College, Worksop, in partnership with Wilkinson. Category: Partnership. Title of Entry: Creating a great place to work through learning partnerships and development opportunities.

·         Lynn Ludditt.Category: Individual. Title of Entry: The Write Way Forward! 

·         TNT UK Ltd. Category: Large Employer. Title of Entry:  Delivering significant profitable growth through effective people development.

·         Hammerson PLC, Leicester in partnership with City Strategy Leicester, Apex, B-Working, Business2Business UK Ltd, Connexions, Job centre Plus, Job Service Partnership, Leicester College, Nextstep, Remploy, Leicester City Council and Learning & Skills Council  

 

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, Skills and Innovation (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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