TJ Awards 2015 – the winners

Debbie Carter introduces this year’s successful entrants in the TJ Awards 2015

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The TJ Awards held its fourth annual Gala Dinner at the Brewery last night when this year’s winners were announced. The event was hosted by presenter and actor, Denise van Outen and the venue was buzzing with excitement and anticipation as around 550 sponsors, guests and finalists gathered to celebrate best practice in learning and development and to recognise the very best in the field.​

Over the course of the evening, 17 trophies were presented by guests and sponsors, led by headline sponsors DPG, whose commercial director Robert Wagner presented th    e awards for L&D team of the year and the new Special Achievement award. He said: “We are delighted to sponsor the TJ Awards again this year and to be part of this great celebration of all that is the very best in L&D today. Our congratulations go to all the winners here tonight and who make such an immense contributions to their organisations.”

BaxterStorey, Tao Leadership and Caroline Gilroy Associates who walked away with two golds and a silver award, while Learningzone, Bank of Ireland with Accenture picked up a gold and silver.

Other sponsors, included: Accredited Skills, Blue Sky Performance Improvement, Boost Marketing, the CIPD, Consalia, CPD, Dods Training and NCFE – without their support the celebrations would have much less enjoyable. The evening ended in the small hours with partying at a nearby club. 

Best public sector programme 

Gold – Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation, HEY Hospitals

Silver – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – The Learning Hub

Bronze – The Civil Service

Best not-for-profit programme

Gold – St Mungo’s Broadway

Silver – Home Group

Bronze – Phoenix Futures

Best commercial programme

Gold – Tao Leadership in partnership with BaxterStorey and Caroline Gilroy Associates

Silver – Emirates Group Learning and Development

Bronze – B&Q

Best training partnership 

Gold – Tao Leadership in partnership with BaxterStorey and Caroline Gilroy Associates

Silver – Superdry and andpartnership ltd

Bronze – Heineken International B.V. and Ashridge Executive Education Heineken

Best use of technology in learning 

Gold – House of Fraser

Silver – BT Technology, Service and Operations (TSO) Learning & Development Team

Bronze – Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Best coaching/mentoring programme

Gold – Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Silver – Santander in association with Digital Balance via Dovenest

Best change management programme 

Gold – Q5 Partners and News UK

Silver – Gate One Limited

Bronze – Emirates Airline

Best leadership development programme 

Gold – ScotRail, The Houston Exchange, and Edinburgh Napier University

Silver – LEO, KPMG, NHS Leadership Academy

Bronze – Thomson Reuters in collaboration with Korn Ferry, Leading Edge and Collaboration Company

Best sales programme – sponsored by Consalia 

Gold – Toshiba TEC UK Imaging Systems Ltd

Silver – PGT Healthcare and Impact International

Bronze – Britvic L&D team and Expression for Growth

Best customer service programme

Gold – Virgin Atlantic Airways

Silver – Learningzone, Bank of Ireland with Accenture

Bronze – Waitrose

Best apprenticeship programme

Gold – CBRE UK Ltd

Silver – Rowlands Pharmacy, part of the PHOENIX Group

Bronze – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Best operational programme

Gold – MediaZoo and Marks & Spencer

Silver – Tao Leadership in partnership with BaxterStorey and Caroline Gilroy Associates

Bronze – Elior UK

Best organisational development programme

Gold – Home Group

Silver – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Bronze – Listers Group Ltd

Supplier of the year

Gold – School for CEOs

Silver – Talent Innovations

Bronze – Expression for Growth

L&D team of the year

Gold – Learningzone, Bank of Ireland with Accenture

Silver – Speedy Services

Bronze – Dell Global Support & Development

L&D professional of the year 

Gold – Brid Nunn, Marks & Spencer

Silver – Tracey Coleman, First Great Western

Bronze – Phil Harvey, Listers Group Ltd

TJ Special Achievement Award 2015 

Martin Couzins

Debbie Carter

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