Best Training & Development

Sponsor: St Mary’s University Twickenham

St Mary’s University is delighted to sponsor the 2021 Best Training and Development Award. As a university, we place entrepreneurialism and student outcomes at the heart of our curriculum and want our graduates to go out into the professional world equipped to succeed. We work closely with local businesses to achieve this through our workplace learning modules. We are proud to be able to recognise the investment local businesses put back into their own workforces in their training and development programmes.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Entry Guidelines:

To enter you need to be a business or organisation in Richmond upon Thames or do significant work in the borough. When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Prior to entering the Awards this year, please pay the entry fee using the PAY ENTRY FEE button below. This entitles your business to: enter multiple 2020 Richmond Business Awards; 2 tickets to attend The Summer Awards Ball, so you and your colleagues can enjoy the fun event including a drinks reception by the iconic Twickenham Rugby pitch, fine dining and dancing in the stunning on trend The Lock; and last but not least so you can pick up your Award should you win. Before paying the fee, join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to access the subsidised Awards Entry Fee, the extensive business network, compelling advertising and PR packages, free mentoring services, varied weekly events, facilitation services and more. These Entry Fee seats can be added to a table for 10 should you wish to purchase a table so that we can accommodate tables of 12. Please note that the entry fee is paid only once and entitles your business or organisation to enter multiple Awards. If you have any questions about entering any of the categories, the process or anything else please contact us at and the team will be delighted to assist you.

Entry Form for Category: Best Training and Development

    Your Name

    Your Job Title

    Your Email

    Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

    Name of business or organisation

    Please indicate your business sector, type of activity, approximate turnover & no. of employees

    1. Does your business or organisation do work and or is it based in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames? 20 words

    2. If not based in the Borough please specify what % and how much work you do in Richmond upon Thames? - max 50 words

    3. What is the business challenge or objective the learning and development is addressing? Please do include any supporting evidence- 200 words

    4. What does the learning and development look like? Again attach any relevant photos/statements - 200 words

    5. How do you measure the impact of your training and development investment on your business' performance - again please provide any supporting evidence - 200 words

    6. How do you measure your employees' performance? What are the processes and measures? - 200 words

    7. How do your employees feel about how they are developed - again provide facts/supporting evidence - 200 words

    8. How does your business show their commitment to learning and development both internally and externally? 200 words

    9. Any other relevant feedback - 100 words

    10. Please describe how your business responded to Covid: any innovation or diversification to reach new sectors or customers; health and safety measures applied to keep everyone safe; how directors maintained and enhanced communications during lockdown; and any other improvements made as a direct result of the pandemic.

    11. Who will collect the Award at the awards ceremony should you win?

    Please upload your company logo (high res and low res versions please) and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 5Mb)