Open to organisations which successfully promote and implement a learning and development culture which achieves outstanding organisational and individual success.
Organisations should prioritise the pursuit of business excellence through the knowledge and skills of their staff.
Successful organisations in this category will demonstrate a strategic commitment to learning throughout the organisation, recognising the importance of the continual development of staff skills.
Improvements in skills at all levels and achievement of externally recognised accreditations should in turn be translating into quantifiable benefits to the company, individuals and the wider community.
The company should be able to show commitment to securing the skills levels of the future through initiatives such as apprenticeships, mentoring and volunteering.