ORGANISATIONS and people in Huddersfield have been urged to enter the National Training Awards and emulate the success of a Holmfirth business.
The annual awards are open to firms, organisations and individuals who have achieved training success.
Last year’s winners included training company CragRats, which was recognised for its work with building firm Rok to help put health and safety at the top of the agenda for employees through workshops and theatrical performances.
The 2008 awards were launched in this region at the National Railway Museum in York this week.
There will also be information events in Sheffield next Wednesday, March 6 in Leeds, March 18 in York and March 20 in Sheffield.
The closing date for entries is April 25. To book a place at one of the information sessions email email@example.com
For more details call 0800 0191 475, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nationaltrainingawards.com.
John Robertshaw, chairman of the Yorkshire and Humberside judging panel, said: “The awards are an excellent way for organisations and businesses to gain external recognition of successful training and learning that has significantly enhanced their business.
“For individuals, it is an opportunity for them to gain further acknowledgement of their commitment to learning, development and enhance their position.”
He added: “We want to hear people’s stories about how investment in training and learning has brought significant returns by improving a business’s productivity, reducing costs or boosting staff morale or transforming an individual’s career or position in the community.”
Adam McCartney, CragRats’ account manager, said: “We experienced a massive boost to morale when we decided to go for a National Training Award.
“There is no better way of saying to your colleagues that you are proud of their achievements and believe they are worthy of merit.”
The awards are sponsored by City and Guilds and supported by the Learning and Skills Council and Investors In People.