5th February 2024

British Training Awards 2024: Nominations Open

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>> Nominations are now open. Enter here. <<

New Possible is on a mission to help every leader unlock the competitive advantage of their people. We do this by turning employee feedback into the kind of meaningful insight that can build a more engaged workforce.

We also want to highlight the successes of organisations that are truly passionate about learning and development’s role in building a thriving organisation, and following a mammoth British Training Awards 2023 campaign, we’re delighted to announce that our quest to find Britain’s L&D all-stars is back!

Firms previously taking part include start-up pioneers, tech unicorns, global titans, not for profits and everything in between. However big or small, we’d love to hear how your initiatives are helping to create a better working world.

There's no cost to take part and you can enter here.

Nate Harwood, Founder of New Possible said: “Our 2023 campaign showcased many of the inspirational teams and individuals whose transformational approaches to L&D are unlocking the potential of workforces across the UK and beyond. We’re excited to kick-off our latest search for L&D’s all-stars and look forward to revealing the Finalists and Winners in due course.”

Below you can find out more about the British Training Awards, including key dates, why you should consider getting involved and how to get started.

Key Dates

Nominations Open: 5th February 2024

Nominations Close: 5th April 2024

Finalists Announced: 29th April 2024

Winners Announced: 19th June 2024

Why get involved?

  • Promote your organisation to a wide audience: Being named a Finalist or indeed a Winner will help to raise the profile of your organisation across customers, partners, and potential employees.
  • Recognise the work of your people: Highlight the individuals and teams that are helping to power your organisation forward.
  • Receive great PR: We’ll be profiling our Winners and issuing a press release to help promote the Winners of the British Training Awards 2024.
  • Promote the UK as an L&D leader: By taking part and sharing your success stories you’ll be helping to showcase the UK as a global leader.
  • No cost: There’s no cost to take part. One of our core principles is to be accessible to every firm and that’s why we’re encouraging entries from a wide range of organisations.

Meet our expert Judging panel

  • 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
  • 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

>> Nominations are now open. Enter here. <<


British Training Awards Logo

Categories available


Overall awards (open to organisations and partners from any sector)

  • Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Delve)
  • L&D Experience of the Year*
  • Retraining/Upskilling Initiative of the Year
  • Leadership Development Initiative of the Year
  • Early Careers Initiative of the Year
  • Onboarding Initiative of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Titus)
  • Awareness Campaign of the Year
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Large Organisation of the Year

*Decided by employee feedback, learn more below.

Partner awards

  • Apprenticeship Provider of the Year
  • Learning Platform of the Year
  • Micro L&D Provider of the Year (0-9 employees)
  • Small L&D Provider of the Year (10-49 employees)
  • Medium L&D Provider of the Year (50-99 employees)
  • Large L&D Provider of the Year (100+ employees)

People awards

  • Leader of the Year (sponsored by MAAS Marketing)
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • L&D Team of the Year (<100 employees) (sponsored by Solvd Together)
  • L&D Team of the Year (>100 employees) (sponsored by Solvd Together)

Sector specific awards

  • Financial Services Initiative of the Year
  • Retail Initiative of the Year
  • Hospitality & Leisure Initiative of the Year
  • Not for Profit Initiative of the Year
  • Public Sector Initiative of the Year
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Initiative of the Year
  • Construction Initiative of the Year
  • Professional Services Initiative of the Year

>> Nominations are now open. Enter here. <<

Take part in the ‘L&D Experience of the Year’ category

The ‘L&D Experience of the Year’ category is decided by employee feedback captured using a short survey. To receive a personalised feedback link, email us at hello@newpossible.io or register your interest via the entry form. Feedback can be collected until April 24th.

Individual responses are anonymous, and feedback is only shared with you. 

After Winners have been announced, New Possible will provide you with a copy of responses and a free summary report.

Getting started

To enter an organisation or individual, please click here.

To discuss our awards further, email hello@newpossible.io, or call us on 0161 706 0618.

Good luck to all nominees in this year’s British Training Awards!

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