Royal recognition

Training Posted 12/11/19
The Clink Charity receives Royal recognition for staff development and training.

The Clink Charity has been commended for its commitment to developing and training its staff at the 2019 Princess Royal Training Awards.

Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity received the Award from HRH Princess Anne at an awards ceremony held at St James’s Palace yesterday. These prestigious Awards honour UK employers for their outstanding training and development programmes, which have directly resulted in measurable success.

The Clink Charity used their application to the Princess Royal Training Awards to highlight the rigorous training and development of their staff, gaining City & Guilds qualifications in the course of their work with prisoners. On-going support and training is essential in an environment that can sometimes seem bleak with many daily challenges.

The Clink has created a lasting impact by successfully linking skills and development needs to the business performance across the organisation, helping reduce reoffending significantly.

The training The Clink provides for their employees equips them to deliver the aims of the charity: changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances.

Commenting on the award, Chris Moore, CEO said: “Receiving recognition from HRH Princess Anne and The Princess Royal Training Awards is such an honour for all of us at The Clink Charity. Our dedication to reducing reoffending through training prisoners to gain their City & Guilds qualifications plus skills pertinent to the Hospitality sector has been recognised at the highest level, and we are delighted. Our staff are the centre-point of this award: I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them.”

Chris Jones, chief executive of the City & Guilds Group added: ‘We are thrilled to be able to recognise the work that HR and L&D teams do to train, upskill and reskill teams; helping individuals to reach their potential and find meaningful employment, while supporting businesses in developing the skills for success, and ultimately producing the productive workforce we so urgently need. The organisations we recognise today all provide compelling evidence that tangibly proves the value that comes from investing in people.

The Princess Royal Training Awards, delivered by the City & Guilds Group, are now in their fourth year. Each of the applications were assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and leading figures in the business and training community.

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