The permanent home for the Princess Royal Training Award is our reception desk at head office, where it will be proudly displayed to all our guests.
Gelder Group is celebrating after being amongst just 46 recipients of the 2018 Princess Royal Training Awards granted for their commitment to training and skills excellence by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London on the 31st October 2018.
CEO Steve Gelder, who accepted the award on behalf of the company commented:
I am grateful for everyone at Gelder Group who made this possible, it is a great honour.
I’d urge other organisations to enter in 2019, not just because the feedback helps you improve but the auditing process is so thorough. So many awards ranging from the Times Top 100 to regional awards have become too commercialised, this award is completely free to enter, the auditing process is unbelievably intense and the judging is very challenging, so I’m delighted we made the 2018 cut.
The Princess Royal Training Awards are delivered by the City & Guilds Group, to highlight the value of training and employee development and celebrate examples of best practice. Applications are assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community. For the full list of recipients and their training schemes, please see the link here.
Commenting on this year’s recipients, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said:
It’s fantastic to celebrate the third annual Princess Royal Training Awards and honour Gelder Group. In an ever changing world, it continues to be important for Britain’s businesses to invest in training to boost their productivity, address skills gaps and further develop their teams. I congratulate all of the 48 organisations who have achieved the standard this year and presented examples of the innovative, inspiring and impactful training that’s taking place across the UK today. They are truly worthy recipients of this rigorously assessed royal award and we are delighted to be able to honour their achievements.
The East Midlands Top 200 Report produced by Grant Thornton, in conjunction with the CBI, shows that the region’s businesses have grown profits by an average 30% and employment by 39% over the last three years. The Report ranks businesses by the percentage growth in profitability over the last three years and includes both established and up-and-coming businesses. This year’s report has placed Gelder Group 21st for the whole of East Midlands which is the highest ranking company in Lincolnshire.
On the report, Steve Gelder (CEO) commented:
July 2014 saw us, with some assistance from HRH The Princess Royal, launch a 3 year, 2017 Vision for the Gelder Group. We are now at the conclusion of three years hard work which has re-energised the business and transformed our fortunes. Numerous local and national awards for customer service, the quality of our product and the amount of apprentices we employ have been secured and now we learn that we are Lincolnshire’s fastest expanding company – it’s been a remarkable period. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our hard working staff, committed Senior Management Team and customers, it’s been a great past 12 months, thank you!