The City & Guilds Foundation is dedicated to using the power of celebration to recognise and reward quality, excellence and outstanding results, whilst sharing best practice and inspiring change.

Princess Royal
Training Awards


Livery Company


Through an assortment of prestigious awards that honour employers, City & Guilds employees, learners and tutors, the Foundation seeks to promote the acknowledgement, appreciation and celebration of individuals and organisations who demonstrate commitment and investment in skills development.


organisations awarded

Princess Royal Training Awards

Honouring employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits.

colleagues recognised

Ampersand Awards

Valuing and revering City & Guilds staff, the Ampersand Awards are a great way for us to celebrate our values, our purpose and our people.

prizes given

Livery Company Prizes

Honouring outstanding achievements from students or tutors who have taken or taught City & Guilds qualifications in the trade of a Livery Company.

Celebrating the very best training and development programmes in the UK and Ireland

Last week, 53 recipients from the UK and Ireland were warmly welcomed to St James’s Palace, in London, to receive their Princess Royal Training Award from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.

Celebrating the impact of learning and development

At the heart of City & Guilds is our purpose which has skills development deep rooted in it. And through the Foundation one of our jobs is to celebrate where really great skills development is happening, and an example of how we do that is our Princess Royal...

53 Princess Royal Training Awards across UK and Ireland for achieving positive impact through skills development

Now in its eighth year, The Princess Royal Training Awards continue to honour organisations showing exceptional commitment to learning and development. Among this year’s 53 award-winning recipients, are a mix of small not-for-profit organisations and large multinationals, each showcasing a refreshing display of diverse and innovative approaches to learning and development.

Heritage Crafts Awards 2023 now open

The Heritage Crafts Awards are now open with six brand new awards for 2023. The Awards, which have been running since 2012, celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts that contribute to British heritage.  New Awards this year include a new Lifetime...

Reflecting on our achievements in 2022

As the end of 2022 fast approaches, the team at the City & Guilds Foundation took some time to reflect and share their top highlights and achievements from the last year and moments to be proud of. Laura Mountain “Thinking about what we’ve collectively achieved...
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