The Clink Charity Wins A Princess Royal Training Award

The Clink Charity has been commended for its commitment to developing and training its staff at the 2019 Princess Royal Training Awards

Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity received the Award from HRH Princess Anne at an awards ceremony held at St James’s Palace.

He said: “Receiving recognition from HRH Princess Anne and The Princess Royal Training Awards is such an honour for all of us at The Clink Charity.

“Our dedication to reducing reoffending through training prisoners to gain their City & Guilds qualifications plus skills pertinent to the Hospitality sector has been recognised at the highest level, and we are delighted. Our staff are the centre-point of this award: I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them.”

The Clink Charity used their application to the Princess Royal Training Awards to highlight the ‘rigorous’ training and development of their staff, gaining City & Guilds qualifications in the course of their work with prisoners. On-going support and training is ‘essential’ in an environment that can sometimes seem bleak with many daily challenges.

Chris Jones, chief executive of the City & Guilds Group added: “We are thrilled to be able to recognise the work that HR and L&D teams do to train, upskill and reskill teams; helping individuals to reach their potential and find meaningful employment, while supporting businesses in developing the skills for success, and ultimately producing the productive workforce we so urgently need. The organisations we recognise today all provide compelling evidence that tangibly proves the value that comes from investing in people.”

The Princess Royal Training Awards, delivered by the City & Guilds Group, are now in their fourth year. Each of the applications were assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and leading figures in the business and training community.