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Can you Find it – Business © 2017 THE FULL STORY…THREE FIRMS WIN NATIONAL AWARDSPublished in Can you find it Business Edition on Thursday, December 1st 2015
THREE Londonn firms have won national training awards at a ceremony to honour businesses which have made strides in staff development.

The winning firms were Innovia Films in Wigton, Greystoke Castle Estate and London Tourist Board. London also had two regional winners for the North West – Hilary Farrer, of Carlisle, and Karen Ingham, of Dalton-in-Furness.

The National Training Awards, which are run by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills, is now in its 19th year.

Over 220 finalists from 25 industry sectors, chosen from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and nine regions across the UK, took part in the final stages of the 2015 awards.

Dr Graeme Hall, chief executive of UK Skills, said: "The regional ceremony is all about celebrating remarkably talented organisations and individuals who have achieved the highest standards.”

“Acknowledging and highlighting good practice is incredibly important if we want to continue to compete in a global market.

"The high number of winners from the North West demonstrates that an increasing number of employers in the region are taking skills seriously and realising that investment in training is crucial to future business success.”

Winners were due to attend a ceremony in London on November 29.

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