Princess Royal Training Awards recognises employers

Princess Royal Training Awards recognises employers

Last week St James’s Palace hosted the inaugural Princess Royal Training Awards.

The new honours have been set up by The City & Guilds Group to celebrate employers in the Uk who have created lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance.

The awards recognise the achievement of a standard of excellence, rather than selecting overall winners.

They were presented by Princess Anne herself, who is also President of the City and Guilds of London Institute. Speaking of the event she says: “I would like to congratulate the successful organisations who have been award the Princess Royal Training Award 2016.

“In this first year, I am pleased that the awards attracted more than a hundred applications from a wide range of sectors and organisations of all sizes. The quality was very high and reflects the wealth of training and staff development that employers are undertaking.”

Talking to Executive Grapevine, Chris Jones, Chief Executive, The City & Guilds Group, says: “We’ve seen first-hand the impact that skills development can have not just on individuals and their career goals, but also on business performance and productivity.

“Put simply, training motivates employees, makes people and businesses more productive, more effective, and more adaptable to the ever-changing world of work. But, all too often, training and development is taken for granted, or seen as a ‘nice to have’ rather than a necessity. At a time when skills gaps continue to hamper productivity in the UK, it’s vital that we change such opinions for good.

“All of the organisations recognised through the Awards have invested in their employees’ development – and seen business benefits as a result. Not only do they deserve to be recognised, but I hope they go on to inspire other businesses to follow in their footsteps and invest in developing their teams too.”

Click next to see the full list of recognised employers in alphabetical order…

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