April 2014

LondonlovesTalent, 29 April, London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square


The shortlists for the LondonlovesTalent Awards have just been announced.

The event, which we’re proud to be a headline partner of, is supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The awards will see business leaders celebrating success through their talent, skills, leadership and workforce development.

Commenting on the shortlists, Roger Peace, CEO of learndirect said: “Given the vital importance to employers of having a skilled workforce to compete in the future, I am so pleased that the shortlisted award winners celebrate those companies that invest in their talent. I’m convinced that companies that invest in nurturing and growing their talent will be those that succeed in the long term.”

The award winners will be announced at the gala dinner to be held in London on 29th April and hosted by former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of Defence The Rt Hon Michael Portillo and attended by 500 business leaders from across the UK.

The full shortlists are as follows:

Apprentice of the Year
Francesca Catling, British Airways / IAG; Jake Cooper, Atos; Paulo Garcia de Melo, Atos; Alice Hallahan, British Airways / IAG; Tim Lord Hopkins, Lawn Tennis Association; Louise Roberts, Lexington Catering

Skills and Workforce Development Champion
Denise Aldridge, Live Nation Entertainment; Vicki Dixon, FedEx Express; Anthony Impey, Optimity/Tech City Stars; Steve Morton, Virgin Money; Graham Schuhmacher MBE, Rolls-Royce

Talent Director of the Year
Jo Brandl, Immediate Media; Matt Elliott, Virgin Money; Karen Nightingall, CMA CGM Group; Joe Sluys, Sentronex

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
MVF; Taylor Bennett Foundation; Rolls-Royce; Venquis

Excellence in Flexible Working
4Choice Ltd; Microsoft; MVF

Excellence in Technology and Innovation
Branding Science UK; Food Alert; Grange Hotels

Excellence in Youth Engagement
Bright Ideas Trust; Crowne Plaza Docklands; EY; ISS UK; Lexington Catering

Talent Champion
Bright Ideas Trust; EY; FedEx Express; ISS UK; Microsoft; Rolls-Royce; Virgin Money

You can find out more about the awards here >

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CIPD Learning & Development Show, 30 April – 1 May 2014, Olympia London

Visit us on stand 505 in the exhibition hall at this FREE leading event in the training calendar for L&D professionals and ask us about our training solutions.
Join us in the Topic Taster Theatre for our learning session, ‘Blending in: preparing young people for a lifetime of work’ where we’ll discuss how, partnering with employers, we blend learning technologies with on-going personalised support to prepare young people for a productive working life.

Session time:

  • Wednesday 30 April, 10:45-11:15am
  • Thursday 1 May, 12:15-12:45pm

You can register for the free CIPD exhibition here >