This year 46 organisations came together at London’s Banqueting House on Tuesday 6th December to be personally congratulated on stage by HRH The Princess Royal, alongside Chief Executive of City & Guilds, Kirstie Donnelly MBE and Chair of City & Guilds, Dame Ann Limb.
The latest stories in this category from the City & Guilds Foundation and our networks.
Cox London: Valuing individuality and diversity
Research by UNESCO in 2022 into the creative industries demonstrated a decline in the value of the cultural and leisure sectors and a substantial loss of jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic.
OnSide: A sustainable approach to securing the next generation of leaders
The youth work sector has faced significant challenges in recent years, with a billion-pound reduction in investment and a depleting pool of talent in senior leadership.
Travis Perkins: Trailblazing in the construction sector
Travis Perkins plc, one of the UK’s leading builders merchants, has been proactive in tackling the challenges facing the construction industry.
MPCT: A small programme with a big impact
In a post-pandemic world, where mental health issues have risen considerably on a global scale, investing in the mental health and well-being of employees has become increasingly significant for businesses and organisations.
Xtrac: An innovative approach to apprenticeships
Xtrac, a world-leading manufacturer of transmission solutions for motorsports and the high-performance automotive industry, was facing a developing skills gap resulting from an ageing workforce in the automotive sector.
HRH The Princess Royal visits Xtrac Academy
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal’s visit to meet recipients of her eponymous Princess Royal Training Award, assessed by City & Guilds she serves as president, was accommodated by the motorsport & automotive transmission technology specialist Xtrac at its global headquarters in Thatcham, in the Royal County of Berkshire, on Wednesday 11 May 2022. The visit followed the presentation of the 2021 award to 46 businesses at a special ceremony on Thursday 28 April, at the...
HRH The Princess Royal visits The Thames Skills Academy
HRH The Princess Royal met members of The Thames Skills Academy (TSA) on 10 May, in a visit showcasing pioneering work to improve safety skills for everyone working on and beside the river. At the end of her tour at Butler’s Wharf, led by TSA’s CEO Katherine Riggs and board member Chris Livett, Her Royal Highness commented how impressed she has been at how much the organisation has achieved since it was created five years ago. Katherine Riggs said: “The Princess was extremely interested to...
Princess Royal Training Award recipients change lives by investing in mental health training for staff
Did you know more than 1 in 7 people have mental health problems in the workplace? As part of the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022), we’re spotlighting some recent Princess Royal Training Award winners who are seeing huge results from investing in staff wellbeing training. Using well-being to improve performance Eyres Monsell Primary School, Leicester This primary school, based in an area with significant deprivation, created the Spotlight Programme to develop teacher...
Co-op Levy Share: working together to fund thousands of apprenticeships
On Tuesday 5 April, City & Guilds Foundation held an event in partnership with The Co-op discussing how large organisations with unspent apprenticeship levy can share funds with smaller businesses in need as part of their Levy Share initiative. Aimed at businesses who may have a large enough levy pot to share, but also businesses who may not have enough levy for their own apprenticeship ambitions, the event provided advice on how to access levy funds and use them to realise apprenticeship...