Posted on 31/10/19

Six construction firms receive Princess Royal Training Award

Royal recognition for Walker Construction and 43 UK organisations delivering outstanding workplace training. HRH Princess Royal and the City & Guilds Group recognise inspirational employers for their commitment to learning and development


Together with 43 UK organisations including IBM, The Co-Op and Lloyds Banking Group, Walker Construction have been commended with a Princess Royal Training Award for our workplace learning. The ceremony was held at St James’s Palace in London last night.


Presented by HRH Princess Anne and delivered by the City and Guilds Group, the Princess Royal Training Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate exceptional training and development programmes across the country.

City and Guilds Group said "The businesses recognised this year displayed an exceptional dedication into training, upskilling and reskilling their workforce. Crucially, all were able to prove that the training had a substantial impact on their organisation and its people." 


Walker Construction were amongst leading public and private businesses of various sizes across a wide range of sectors, including banking, non-profit, childcare, security and manufacturing. 


Each recipient was recognised for their innovative vision and dedication to addressing the specific challenges their industries face with highly effective training schemes. Walker Construction were recognised for developing an innovative and multifaceted approach to mental health training, creating a robust support service for our staff. The business has established free counselling support available to all employees and their families and is offering varied training to different job roles including an interactive quiz, videos and a group task which can take place on-site rather than in the classroom.

Commenting on this year’s recipients and ceremony Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City and Guilds Group, said: “The Princess Royal Training Awards are a highlight of the year, as we come together to celebrate the outstanding work of businesses around the country who put learning and development firmly at the top of their agenda. The remarkable employers we recognised last night demonstrate the power that comes from investing in people and training as a vehicle to strengthen organisations and open up opportunities for people.


“We hope that business leaders everywhere will be inspired by the efforts of this year’s PRTA recipients and go the extra mile to ensure their workforce is fit for the future.”