Christies Care joins major UK businesses including RBS, Barclays, and Waitrose in being commended by Princess Anne for their commitment to training and skills development.

Now in its second year, the Princess Royal Training Awards honours employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits.

The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise the achievement of a standard of excellence rather than selecting overall winners.

The awards are supported by the City & Guilds Group President, HRH The Princess Royal, who is an active advocate for skills development.

Applications were assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence:

  • Training and learning and development is integral to business performance
  • The programme is delivered efficiently and effectively
  • The programme has an impact on the success of the organisation and its people

40 UK businesses from a wide range of sizes and sectors have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence in training, in 2017.

Delivered by City & Guilds Group, the awards will culminate at a prestigious awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday 2 November 2017 at St James’s Palace.

Find out more at www.princessroyaltrainingawards/awards2017.

“I would like to congratulate all the successful applicants for the Princess Royal Training Awards 2017.

In this second year of the Awards we have seen an increasing focus on the quality of evidence presented supporting the impact and effectiveness of training across a wide range of sectors and organisations.

It is evident from the Awards that organisations across the UK recognise the key role that training and staff development play in achieving success.”

Pat Stringfellow MBE, Chair of the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission and City and Guilds of London Institute Councillor
“From household brands to leading charities, employers of all sizes across the UK are seeing real and tangible benefits of training and developing their people.

The Princess Royal Training Awards provide both recognition and the opportunity to share best practice and its impact.

I congratulate the 40 successful organisations who presented their evidence and achieved the standard required by the Award in 2017.

They are worthy recipients of this prestigious and rigorous royal award and we are delighted to be able to deliver it through the City & Guilds Group.”

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group
“These awards have a rigorous assessment process and I am so very proud of our team for all their hard work in putting together our industry-leading training programme and communicating it clearly to the assessors.

We invest heavily in training to ensure our clients receive exceptional care focused on dignity and 360-degree support.

Once again, I’m extremely proud of what our team has accomplished and delighted we’ve won this coveted award.”

Lin Barnes, Registered Manager of Christies Care
“We are truly honoured to have received this prestigious award.

It is confirmation that all our hard work has come to fruition and we will continue to strive to be one of the best training providers in the care sector.”

Alison Hawkins, Training Team Leader at Christies Care

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Major UK businesses including RBS, Barclays, and Waitrose have been joined by a women’s refuge and an ambulance trust in being commended by Princess Anne for their commitment to training and skills development.

The Haven Wolverhampton, which provides practical and emotional support services to women and children, and the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust are among the 40 organisations to be awarded with a Princess Royal Training Award, the City & Guilds Group has announced today.

The list of awardees includes public and private sector businesses of all sizes, from areas including hospitality, healthcare, finance and manufacturing. The exceptional businesses, chosen out of a long list of 116, will be honoured by HRH The Princess Royal for creating lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance.

Each of the 116 applications were assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community.

The Princess Royal Training Awards were delivered for the first time last year by the City & Guilds Group.