15th May 2023

British Training Awards 2023: Finalists Announced

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>> Winners revealed 21st June in Central London. Click here to reserve your place. <<

With over 160 entries received from organisations all across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be very tough. But today, the British Training Awards Judging panel is proud to reveal its 2023 Finalists!

Powered by employee insight platform, New Possible, the British Training Awards sets out to discover and celebrate the organisations that are truly passionate about L&Ds role in building a thriving workforce. Organisations taking part this year range from start-up innovators to public sector heroes, tech superstars, global titans and everything in between. Irrespective of organisation size, industry or resources, Finalists shared how their initiatives are transforming L&D and delivering tangible value for their organisations.

Winners will be announced at a special celebration event on the 21st June at Bounce Farringdon, London. Click here to reserve your place.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British Training Awards judge said: "It’s clear that a strong learning and development function is at the heart of all high performing workforces. And with so many great nominations received, New Possible is immensely proud to recognise the inspirational teams and individuals that are working hard to build the future of the industry. Congratulations to all the Finalists who are flying the flag for the L&D profession."

A huge thanks to the British Training Awards 2023 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise:

British Training Awards 2023 Judging Panel

  • Lee Chambers, Director and Chief Psychologist, Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing
  • Simon Gibson, Group Head of Learning & Development, Marks & Spencer
  • Keith McDougall, Director of Learning & Development, Deliveroo
  • Gemma Paterson, Head of People Development Experiences and Innovation, Legal & General
  • Prachi Prasad, Global Head of Learning & Development, dunnhumby
  • Karen Wilson, Global Director of Talent Development, Booking.com
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British Training Awards 2023 Finalists are:

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Overall Awards

Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Delve): All Spring Media / Avon Cosmetics / Computacenter / Dishoom / Foster + Partners / Let's Talk Talent / Mediabrands / School of Code

Best L&D Experience: BWB Consulting Ltd / Gi Group Holding / Heron Foods / Partington's Holiday Centres Ltd / Stonegate Group / Totaljobs Group

Retraining/Upskilling Initiative of the Year: Avon Cosmetics / Delve OD / dentsu / School of Code / Sytner Group / The Very Group / Total Fitness / Tricuro

Leadership Development Initiative of the Year: ATS Euromaster Ltd / Carey Group Ltd / Chester Zoo / Medical Protection Society / Northern Care Alliance Foundation Trust / Sunbelt Rentals UK / The Very Group / Total Fitness / Wigan Council 

Early Careers Initiative of the Year: BSH Home Appliances / BWB Consulting Ltd / Medivet / Pret A Manger / Southern Water

Onboarding Initiative of the Year: Daisy Communications Ltd / Dishoom / Grayce / Media Zoo (in partnership with Direct Line Group) / Octopus Investments Limited / Santander UK / Sytner Group / Totaljobs Group

Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Titus): Bentley / BWB Consulting Ltd / Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult / Delve and Candle Digital / Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing / Let's Talk Talent / MAAS Marketing / VirtualSpeech

Start-Up of the Year: HD Learning LTD / HRC Online / Mintago / Skiller Whale / True Partnership

SME of the Year: Boo Coaching and Consulting / MAAS Marketing / The Power Within Training & Development / Titus

Large Organisation of the Year: ATS Euromaster Ltd / Bentley / Holland & Barrett / Stonegate Group

People awards

Leader of the Year: Angela Davies, Head of Learning and Development at AJ Bell / Ayode Duroshola, Learning & Development Partner at Solus Accident Repair Centres / Becky Newell, Managing Director at Learnmore Network / Chieu Cao, Founder & CEO at Mintago / Clare Hatton, Director of Employment and Skills at West Midlands Combined Authority / Dr Chris Meah, CEO at School of Code / Greg Kirwan, Chief Executive at Olivier Mythodrama / Nicola de Visser, Director of Learning and Talent Development at Wood Mackenzie / Shelley Hayward, Head of Talent and Development at The Cumberland Building Society

Rising Star of the Year: Camilla Besley, Learning and Development Partner at Lipsy Group / Caroline Pady, Chief Operating Officer at True Partnership / Cherylle Sargent, Learning and Development Partner at Scott Dunn / David Jordan, Digital Learning Designer at Holland & Barrett / Emma-Louise Taylor, Group Learning & Development Manager at Gi Group Holding / Jack Kidd, Business Administrator at Seashell Trust / Laura Winstone, L&D Manager at RSPB / Rachele Carraro, Marketing Manager at Mintago / Rebecca Cheetham, Junior L&D Officer at AJ Bell

Partner awards

Apprenticeship Provider of the Year: Corndel / CSR Scientific Training Limited / UGrad+

Learning Platform of the Year: NatWest Financial Crime Learning & Capability Team / Titus / VirtualSpeech

Training Provider of the Year: All Spring Media / Delve OD / Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing / HD Learning LTD / Learnmore Network / Safety Critical Training Solutions UK / Solvd Together / Switch Direction

Sector specific awards

Financial Services Initiative of the Year: AJ Bell / The Cumberland Building Society / NatWest Financial Crime Learning & Capability Team / Shoot You / Starling Bank / True Partnership

Hospitality & Leisure Initiative of the Year: Learnmore Network / Partington's Holiday Centres Ltd / Stonegate Group

Public Sector Initiative of the Year: National Audit Office / Northern Care Alliance Foundation Trust

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Winners will be announced at Bounce Farringdon, London on Wednesday 21st June. This ceremony will include knowledge sharing, networking, food and drink, plenty of fun and of course just a few awards! Reserve your tickets and keep updated by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter. You can also register to our mailing list.

The British Training Awards is powered by New Possible, the employee insight platform that's helping leaders to unlock the competitive advantage of their people and build healthier businesses. Find out more about our mission or book a demo.

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