Published on Tuesday 25 August 2020 in Company News
One of the UK's 43 winners who demonstrated exceptional commitment to training despite facing unprecedented challenges of Covid-19
One of five automotive companies that have achieved the award since its inception in 2016
Vanarama, the UK's leading independent commercial and personal vehicle online leasing company has won a 2020 Princess Royal Training Award for its training and development programme designed and run inhouse by the Vanarama Training Academy. The Princess Royal Training Awards, organised by City and Guilds Group, recognises employers across the United Kingdom with outstanding training and development programmes that have had a direct impact on business performance. Vanarama is one of only 4 automotive companies to win the coveted award with it being won by Mercedes-Benz, Bentley and Motus Commercials since its inception in 2016. Other winners this year include Santander, IBM, Brother, Co-op and Royal Mail.
This award recognises Vanarama's continuous investment in training and development since it invested £1m in a state-of-the-art training academy in 2018. The academy includes 28 courses facilitated in multiple training rooms, a lecture suite as well as online. In the last year alone Vanarama has delivered over 155 training courses for 1629 learners. This is a 17% uplift from the academy's maiden year in 2018.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for our work at the Vanarama Training Academy." said John Fogerty, Training and Development Director, Vanarama. "Our investment in our people and the sustained performance improvement and direct commercial impact the academy is having on the business is incredible." added Fogerty.
"We've learnt that using in-house resources is a cost-effective route for designing and implementing our training programmes." said Andy Alderson, CEO and Founder, Vanarama "Since we established the Vanarama Training Academy we've seen a Trustpilot Score move of 3.0 to an excellent 4.4 and our Net Promoter Scores are industry leading ranking amongst the best service providers across all industries. Our last measure in February 2020 was 72 in January 2020 our score was 68." Added Alderson.
"Congratulations to all of the organisations who have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard of excellence this year. We know that having a highly skilled workforce will be essential as we start to rebuild our economy post Covid-19, and in increasingly uncertain times making sure we invest in people has never been more important, nor has continuing to showcase the impact it has on organisational success." said Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group.