Award at Institute of Water Conference

   11 October 2021         News

The UK’s leading accredited provider of Compliance, Technical and Safety training has won the prestigious ‘Training Organisation of the Year’ award at the esteemed Institute of Water President’s Dinner and Awards.

The event was held at Boathouse 7 in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and was packed to the gunnels for the event. The 2021 Annual Conference and Awards, shines a spotlight on successful collaboration in the sector and showcases the very best people, projects, and processes that the sector has to offer.

Phil Beach, CBE, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills presented the awards for Skills and Training, Phil said:

“I am delighted to have presented the Energy & Utility Skills Awards at this year’s event, recognising those companies and individuals who value their people highly and ensure skills and diversity remain an important focus.

Their achievements promote a resilient, skilled, diverse, and sustainable workforce and encourage better long-term outcomes for their organisation, the sector and wider society. Congratulations to all this year’s winners.”

Develop have been instrumental in a training revolution within the water sector

The award win demonstrates how Develop have been instrumental in a training revolution within sector, especially important during the pandemic. With the launch of the first truly blended training course of its kind in the sector, Develop have worked closely with companies from all areas of the utility sector to ensure courses are developed to fit market needs and demands both now and in the future.

National recognition

Following the win, Managing Director of Develop Training John Kerr said “To have received national recognition at such renowned awards for our training is overwhelming for the whole team. They all work tirelessly to create solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations, and this accolade is testament to them all.”

He added “We would also like to thank Energy & Utility Skills and The Institute of Water for the award and for all the work they do for the sector”.

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Left to right: Bob Taylor, President of the Institute of Water and CEO Portsmouth Water presenting the award for Water Industry Training Organisation of the Year to John Kerr, Managing Director, Develop Training.

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