The Alumni

Receiving a Princess Royal Training Award means you become part of its Alumni network.

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The network

The Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni network is diverse, covering a wide range of sectors, sizes and UK locations.

Being part of the network gives you access to:

  • a private networking platform on LinkedIn
  • exclusive content to further your skills and knowledge
  • a calendar of events to meet like-minded professionals.

Caring Homes Group (2016, 2018)

East Coast FM (2017, 2018)

2018: Working in partnership
2017: Training for all
Charities and not-for-profit | <50 employees | East Lothian


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Lloyds Banking Group (2018, 2019)

2018: Equipping leaders for the future
2019: Developing personal resilience

Banking, insurance and finance | 1000+ employees | Multiple locations


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Medical Defence Union (2017, 2018)

Mortgage Advice Bureau (2018, 2019)

MWR InfoSecurity Ltd (2017, 2018)

Royal Bank of Scotland (2018, 2019)

The Donkey Sanctuary (2016, 2018)

IBM UK Ltd (2016, 2019)

Mercedes-Benz UK (2016, 2017)

I want to educate others on the benefits of having highly-trained volunteers, and how easy it is to do. Anita Rigler

Volunteer Coordinator, Macmillan Caring Locally

The Alumni network has really been an added and unexpected bonus of the Awards.

Sue Gammons

Coaching Director, GSK

City & Guilds Group hosts Alumni pop-up conference on leading with purpose

The City & Guilds Group recently invited Princess Royal Training Awards recipients past and present to attend a pop-up conference in East London. Attendees gathered ahead of the awards ceremony to share best practice in being purpose-driven organisations. It...

The eight leadership secrets of progressive companies

There are companies that always make headlines for being great places to work, like Google and Zappos. What’s their secret? That’s what the company Corporate Rebels wanted to know. It visited more than 150 admired companies to find out what they did differently. Here...

Leading with purpose – lessons from UK businesses

It’s easy for a company to plaster its purpose on the wall. It’s much harder to embed that purpose in staff. So how do companies do it? Leaders from some of the UK’s most purpose-driven companies gathered in October to share their experiences. The panel was part of...

In conversation with Aaron Saxton about UKFast’s £5m commitment to their Community and Education Trust

At our Alumni event in Manchester we caught up with Aaron Saxton, Director of Education at UKFast, to talk about the organisation's Community and Education Trust which has committed £5 million to provide more opportunities to young people in the community. It’s clear...

Next Alumni meet-up: Manchester Wednesday 1 May 2019

Everybody agrees that employee experience is crucial to business success ― and yet not many organisations are actively addressing this need. How can employee training and development hep you improve employee experience and enhance the performance of your organisation?...

Unique opportunities

Leaders of tomorrow competition: 4 February 2020

Do your apprentices have what it takes to win over the judges with a great idea? Let’s see!

IBM Early Professional Leaders are hosting a competition exclusively for apprentices from Princess Royal Training Awards organisations.

Your apprentices are invited to join a creative, fun workshop in central London during National Apprenticeship Week 2020. They will team up with other apprentices and use design thinking to find the best idea around developing themselves as leaders. Winners will get a £50 prize.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your apprentices to meet and work with their peers in other industries, to clock up off the job learning hours, and to get involved during one of the most important weeks for apprenticeships in the UK.

Apprentices will also earn an IBM digital badge to show their design thinking skills, and have the chance to network over drinks and canapes.

Tuesday, 4 February
1-7pm
City & Guilds Group Head Office, London

RSVP soon as places are limited!

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Past events

Catalyst for Change Workshop: 4 December 2019

Free interactive development day for senior HR and L&D professionals delivered by our colleagues at The Oxford Group.

The event has been designed in consultation with senior HR professionals to help enhance your credibility and build you a reputation as a catalyst for change.

An impactful, engaging, experiential learning day not to be missed!

Alumni Pop-Up Conference: 29 October 2019

Princess Royal Training Awards recipients past and present attended a pop-up conference in East London. Attendees gathered ahead of the awards ceremony to share best practice in being purpose-driven organisations. Read all about the event

Understanding Leadership - ILM Workshop: 10 September 2019

Improve the way you manage and lead your teams at this interactive session delivered by ILM.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of leadership behaviours and styles as well as useful tips that will help you manage and understand your team more effectively
  • Grow or improve your role and confidence as an effective leader

Who should attend?

  • Managers
  • Aspiring Managers
  • Anyone wanting to improve their Leadership and Management skills.

Alumni Meetup Manchester: 1 May 2019

Aaron (Sax) Saxton, Director of Education at UKFast will be talking about  nurturing a growth mindset for apprentices and about the impact of the employee experience they provide.
 
Shahid Shami, Head of L&D and Sales Operations at Exchange Utility will be looking at how coaching has increased employee engagement and changed the learning culture of Exchange Utility.
 
Louise Marshall, Director of Infrastructure & Shared Services at Brother UK will be sharing their Employee Engagement Toolkit, an app that empowered employees to learn at all levels and enhanced their well-being.
 
Time and location: 5:30-7:30PM, UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester M15 5QJ.
 
All L&D professionals are welcome.

Alumni Welcome Workshop: 17 September 2018

Each year we invite new Award recipients to attend a hands-on workshop. Don’t miss out on this event as you will learn how to make the most of your Award:

  • get professional advice on how to maximise media coverage
  • hear past recipients’ tips on how to spread the news
  • meet Alumni members and activate new connections.

The annual workshop is held in London on Monday 17 September 2018.

Alumni Breakfast London - 30 November 2018

Rachel Hanson, UX Architect at the John Lewis Partnership will talk about introducing the ‘human + digital’ experience to staff and in-store to improve business performance.
 
Mike Collins, Senior People Experience Specialist at River Island will explain how L&D data can provide powerful insights to support evidence-based decision making.
 
Time and location: 08.30-10.00, London.
All L&D professionals are welcome.

Exclusive content

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The Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni LinkedIn group is for members to connect and collaborate. Take advantage of this platform to pursue your passion and share best practice in training and L&D. Here you can share exciting content and generate discussions that will let you access different perspectives in your field. Join like-minded professionals in the conversation and start growing your network, knowledge and practice.
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