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Clarkson Evans among UK businesses to get royal recognition

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Written by: Sophie Flowers | Posted 20 August 2017 13:27

Clarkson Evans among UK businesses to get royal recognition

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

Clarkson Evans, based in Gloucester, is one of the businesses to be awarded the Princess Royal Training Award by the City & Guilds Group.

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.

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   for creating lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance. They will receive their awards in a ceremony due to take place this autumn.

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

Commenting on this year’s recipients, City & Guilds Group chief executive Chris Jones  said: “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.’

Lindsey Young, HR and training director at Clarkson Evans said: “The Princess Royal Training Award is yet another external endorsement of the quality of our staff training programme and we are thrilled to be among this year’s recipients.

“The marketplace to attract high calibre apprentices to join our company is increasingly competitive as more and more young people turn their backs on university and consider an apprenticeship instead.

“Securing this award will help to strengthen our position as an employer of choice in the construction industry and help to build our brand nationally,” added Lindsey.

Image: The Princess Royal at a charity in Newent last month

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