Honiton, United Kingdom, January 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nu-Heat is thrilled to have won the medium employer category in the 2009 National Training Awards.
The awards are the UK’s most prestigious accolades for training today. They celebrate inspiration and excellence in training for both organisations and individuals. Entries come from all sectors, industries and areas across the UK.
Nu-Heat entered its purpose-built renewables Training Centre into the competition under the ‘Medium Sized Employer’ category. The company won at the regional awards in October and went through to the next round - the UK winners’ gala ceremony, held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Thursday 10th December.
From 55 regional winners, 6 ‘Winners of Winners’ were chosen. Against stiff competition from organisations including PJ Care, Greyhound Plant Services and St Mary’s Grammar School, Nu-Heat was surprised and delighted to be announced category winner. The training team was over the moon with the win and received the award from broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky with great enthusiasm.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said: ‘Our future growth will be led by educated, enterprising and talented people with the right skills. So it’s more important than ever that we continue to support and invest in the training of our workforce. I'm pleased to congratulate the winners of this year's National Training Awards for helping people develop their skills and driving business success. They should be very proud of their achievements.’
Nu-Heat Director, Andrew Grimsley spoke of the company's success: ‘At the beginning of the submission process our hope was just to be short-listed for a regional award, so to end up as a UK winner is incredible. The entire Training Centre team attended the event determined to be part of the atmosphere and enjoy themselves whatever the outcome. Having seen the incredibly high standard of the other entries, it is no exaggeration to say that we were absolutely overwhelmed to win this award,’
Winning the award more than validates Nu-Heat’s decision to launch a national renewables training programme in 2008. The courses cover heat pumps, solar and underfloor heating and range from a one day manufacturer course to a three day NICEIC approved installation course. Courses have been well-attended from day one, and both companies and individuals who have attended the courses have informed Nu-Heat of the difference this training has made to their business.
Trainee Francis Delaney comments: ‘As a direct result of the training, I have employed two business partners and renamed the business Eco Heat Solutions. Training has given my company and, more importantly, prospective customers the confidence to invest in new technology.’