Ricoh UK has announced that it has been accredited with a Princess Royal Training Award in recognition of the company’s ‘outstanding’ leadership skills development and training programmes.
Ricoh joins 33 other UK businesses from a wide range of industries to be accredited, ahead of an awards ceremony at St James’s Palace on 24th November.
Rebekah Wallis, Director, People & Corporate Responsibility, Ricoh UK said, “our leadership programmes are designed to improve the skillsets of employees at every level of the organisation. We’ve already seen a significant uptake in the programmes on offer, with employees developing their own entrepreneurial initiatives and identifying and implementing new more efficient ways of working.
“Ricoh UK’s goal is to create an exciting, evolving working environment where every member of the team can continue to learn and develop their own unique career path. We’re thrilled to be recognised for our work in this area and are proud of the programmes we’ve developed with our people.”
The City & Guilds Group launched the Princess Royal Training Awards in January 2016. The awards were developed in conjunction with employers, learning and development experts and assessors and endorsed by the City & Guilds Group’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. In total, 110 organisations applied for the Awards in their inaugural year.
Chris Jones, City & Guilds Group Chief Executive and a member of the Commission added, “excellence doesn’t happen by chance. In today’s uncertain economy, more than ever, employers must align investment in training to the objectives of their business. Whether they’ve addressed a skills gap, improved productivity or developed new leaders to grow their businesses, the awarded organisations deserve recognition.”