29th April 2024

British Training Awards 2024: Finalists Announced

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>> Winners revealed 19th June in London. Click here to reserve your place. <<

With over 300 entries received from organisations all across the UK, competition to be named a Finalist proved to be especially tough. But today, the British Training Awards Judging panel is proud to reveal its 2024 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 19th June at Pergola on the Wharf, London. Click here to reserve your place.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible and British Training Awards judge said: "With the number of entries soaring by 90% this year, judging was both an immense privilege and a real challenge. Congratulations to all the Finalists whose passion, dedication and talent is helping to showcase the best of British L&D."

A huge thanks to the British Training Awards 2024 all-star judging panel for reviewing the entries and sharing their expertise:

  • Angela Davies, Head of Learning and Development, AJ Bell
  • Marie Douvin, Head of Learning & Development, itsu
  • Simi Dubb, Global Head of Talent & DEI, Markets and Services, Citi
  • Simon Gibson, Group Head of Learning & Development, Marks & Spencer
  • Jason Gowlett, Head of HR, Lloyd’s
  • Keith McDougall, Director of Learning and Development, Deliveroo
  • Gemma Paterson, Head of Culture Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Prachi Prasad, Global Head of Leadership & Learning Development, dunnhumby
  • Jodie Pritchard, Director of Learning & Development, Barnardo's
  • Karen Suddards, Global Learning Manager, Bentley Motors
  • Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt, OD Consultant and Director, Metamorphosish
  • Karen Wilson, Global Director of Talent Development, Booking.com
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

And so, without any further ado, the British Training Awards 2024 Finalists are:

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Overall Awards

Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Delve): BT Group / Contact Theatre / Disguise / Factory International / Jenny Garrett Global / Motus Commercials / Resilience Development Co. / Starbucks Coffee Company / Veolia UK&I / VirtualSpeech

L&D Experience of the Year: Baltic Apprenticeships / Cycas Hospitality / DB Schenker / Mastek / Motus Commercials / Paragon Skills / Search Recruitment Group / Stirling Ackroyd Group / Together Money / Veolia UK&I

Retraining/Upskilling Initiative of the Year: ARuVR and Coca-Cola / Aviva / Digital Marketing Institute / GFT Financial / Skiller Whale / Solvd Together & Heathrow Airport / Sytner Group / Totaljobs.com

Leadership Development Initiative of the Year: BT Group / DS Smith / European Tyre Enterprise / G4S / Gi Group / Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries / Nationwide Building Society / RSPCA / Solvd Together & Heathrow Airport / Veolia UK&I

Early Careers Initiative of the Year: AJ Bell / Birkbeck, University of London / Deloitte and Dot+Diode / GFT Financial / Motus Commercials / National Audit Office / The Gym Group / Working Knowledge

Onboarding Initiative of the Year: Bakkavor / Capgemini Invent / Dishoom / Mowgli Street Food / MRL Consulting / PizzaExpress

Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Titus): Assemble You / BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT / Delve OD / Disguise / Starbucks Coffee Company

Awareness Campaign of the Year: Amtico / Bakkavor / Kantar / MAAS Marketing & Capgemini University

SME of the Year: ABSTRACT / Flex Legal / G2 Legal

Large Organisation of the Year: Cycas Hospitality / Factory International / GXO Logistics / JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) / Mowgli Street Food

People awards

Leader of the Year (sponsored by MAAS Marketing): Ben Cork, Senior Manager Organisation Development at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman / Cate Martin, Head of Talent at SCC / Eleanor Rotherforth, Resourcing Delivery Manager at Cygnet Group / Ellika Benn, Head of Learning and Organisational Development (UK, US & EMEA) at Herbert Smith Freehills / Helen Marshall, Chief Learning Officer at Thrive / Jodie Hill, Founder and Managing Partner at Thrive Law / Kirsten Lightfoot, Head of Talent & Development at Tandem Bank / Laura Beattie, Enterprise Learning Director at AstraZeneca / Sally Tombs, Managing Director at NHS Property Services / Sandra Murtagh, Vice President, Global Sales Learning & Development at Dell Technologies

Rising Star of the Year: Alicia Collinson, Senior Associate Solicitor at Thrive Law / Ashleigh Fenwick, Learning & Development Manager at The Inn Collection Group / Bethan Bellis, People & Health and Safety Assistant at Charles Owen / Elisabeth Houston, Digital Learning Manager at AJ Bell / Kellen Guerra, Head of Learning and Development at Mowgli Street Food / Lynette Smith, Senior Learning & Development Business Partner at Brabners / Natalie Fulton, Senior Talent Development Partner at Search Recruitment Group / Rachele Carraro, Engagement Marketing Manager at Mintago / Yvette Janse van Rensburg, Senior Consultant at Let's Talk Talent

L&D Team of the Year (sponsored by Solvd Together): Infopro Learning / KeolisAmey Metrolink / Mole Valley Farmers / OVO Energy / Publicis Groupe UK / PwC Operate / Search Recruitment Group / The Gym Group / Wood Mackenzie

Sector specific awards

Financial Services Initiative of the Year: AJ Bell / LV= Financial Services / Together Money

Not for Profit Initiative of the Year: Birkbeck, University of London / Dementia UK / DHU Healthcare / RSPCA / South East Consortium

Public Sector Initiative of the Year: ARuVR & UCL Hospitals / Corndel and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust / LABC / Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust / National Audit Office / NHS Property Services / QA and The Northern WARP / Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

Construction Initiative of the Year: Akenham / LABC / Watkin Jones Group

Professional Services Initiative of the Year: Brabners / Herbert Smith Freehills / Stewarts / The Learning Foundry / Wood Mackenzie

Partner awards

Apprenticeship Provider of the Year: Baltic Apprenticeships / Corndel / Gower College Swansea / HIT Training / Paragon Skills / Working Knowledge

Learning Platform of the Year: ARuVR / Digital Marketing Institute / Infopro Learning / NatWest Group / Titus and JTL

L&D Provider of the Year (<10 employees): Assemble You / Bloom Creative Learning / Boo Coaching & Consulting / Dorchester Collection Academy / Resilience Development Co.

L&D Provider of the Year (>10 employees): ABSTRACT / Development Beyond Learning / Jenny Garrett Global / Omniplex Learning / Strategi Solutions / T-Three Consulting / The Power Within Training / Thrive Law

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British Training Awards 2024 Sponsors

Winners will be announced at Pergola on the Wharf, London on Wednesday 19th 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.

The British Training Awards is powered by New Possible, the employee insight platform that's committed to your success. New Possible helps leaders build healthier organisations by providing meaningful insight that can drive real change. Find out more about our mission or book a demo.

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