Anchor House and Aggrie Chikiwa – Anchor House’s Head of Education and Training – have been honoured with prestigious National Training Awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution and commitment to training, learning and development in the workplace.
Anchor House and Aggrie were presented with two Regional Training Awards for an Individual and an Education and Training Provider, and two National Training Awards for an Individual and an Education and Training Provider, at the Greater London Regional Ceremony, held at Chiswell Brewery on Tuesday 12th October 2010.
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.
Anchor House is now invited to the National Training Awards 2010 UK Ceremony, being held in London on Wednesday 1st December. At the ceremony, UK Winners will find out whether or not they have won the overall Winner of the Year Award for their category. They will be up against all the other UK Winners from across the UK in competition for these top awards.
Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House, said: “The four awards are excellent recognition of the work we undertake in Newham. Clearly our achievements and results were evident for the judges to see. In the most deprived part of the Borough we are an entry-level portal that is helping to change people’s lives. We are all delighted, especially for Aggrie Chikiwa, our Head of Education and Training.”
Simon Bartley, Chief Executive of UK Skills which manages the National Training Awards said: “I would like to offer congratulations to Anchor House on winning two Regional and two National Training Awards. Achieving these awards is a fantastic achievement and one that Anchor House should be really proud of.
“Now more than ever it is essential for organisations to continue to invest in the development of their community. 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.”
Anchor House clearly has achievements throughout all aspects of its work.