The Donkey Sanctuary has been honoured with a prestigious National Training Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace.
The Donkey Sanctuary was presented with a Regional National Training Award at the South West Regional Ceremony, held in Bristol on Tuesday 19th October 2010. The charity was recognised in the Large Employer Award category for ‘innovative modular training – providing improved donkey welfare whilst increasing staff motivation and progression’.
Run on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) by UK Skills, the National Training Awards inspires and encourages UK industry to invest in training and development as a route to achieving outstanding organisational and individual success. Winning an Award is recognition of best practice and provides a benchmark for standards of excellence in training in the UK. City & Guilds is the premier sponsor of the 2010 National Training Awards.
Alison Dale, Training and Development Coordinator at The Donkey Sanctuary’s headquarters in Sidmouth, says: “We are thrilled to be awarded a South West Training Award, in recognition of the excellent in-house training that we have developed through our Bronze and Silver diplomas. This training ensures that a high standard of donkey care and welfare is at the centre of everything we do, and we are so lucky that we are able to draw on the expertise of so many of our staff in delivering this.”
Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said: “I would like to offer congratulations to all regional winners for the National Training Awards 2010. Achieving an award is a fantastic achievement and one that all winners should be really proud of.
“Now more than ever it is essential for organisations to continue to invest in the development of their staff. The UK’s future, after all, can only be strengthened and sustained by people who have the skills needed to meet the demands of today’s globalised economy.”