Training Synergy sponsors BCS Award

Dec. 8, 2006 – Training solutions provider, Training Synergy, sponsored the IT Trainer of the Year Award at this year’s British Computer Society (BCS) IT Professional Awards, held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, on 7th December.

According to Daniel Hanlon, Training Synergy’s managing director: “We were keen to sponsor this award because we believe that promoting professional standards is key in supporting the UK’s IT industry – and these awards celebrate those in the IT industry who achieve the highest standards in their professional life.

“It is vital that the UK’s IT practitioners have the necessary skills to meet the new requirements of UK employers – especially with employment in the UK IT industry forecast to grow at five to eight times the average employment growth in the UK over the next decade,” he added.

The Training Synergy-sponsored ‘IT Trainer of the Year Award’ – won by Dave Britt of QA-IQ – was one of six awards in the ‘Individual Excellence Awards’ section, itself one of the Awards’ five sections. Open to in-house or external trainers, the award criteria recognise that candidates must ‘demonstrate the ability to understand the needs of each assignment and to establish, develop, implement and deliver successful training programmes leading to significant performance improvement. Evidence of measurement of the training effectiveness is also an essential requirement’.

“Consequently, the award recognises the achievement of exceptional individuals and organisations who, by the nature of the changing role and nature of ‘training’ in today’s world, are making a vital contribution to the development and efficiency of their business,” Hanlon added.
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About the British Computer Society (BCS)
Established in 1957, the British Computer Society (BCS) is the leading body for those working in IT. With a world-wide membership now over 50,000 members in over 100 countries, BCS is the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).

BCS was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1984. Its objects are to promote the study and practice of computing and to advance knowledge of and education in IT for the benefit of the public. BCS is also a registered charity.

About the BCS Awards
The BCS IT Professional Awards were launched in their current form in 2003. The Awards have now established themselves as the leading hallmark of success among practitioners in the IT industry today.

This cross-industry event recognises, promotes and acclaims excellence, professionalism, innovation and the outstanding achievements to which individuals and groups contribute.

The Awards are divided into five sections:
• Business Achievement Awards for Excellence in IT Management
– GCS Women in IT Award
• Technology Awards
– Mobile Computing Award
• Individual Excellence Awards
• Professional Development Award
• President’s Award for 2006
• e-GIF Awards

In all cases, professionalism and ethical practice are prerequisites.

About Training Synergy
With over 300 training personnel working on projects across the UK at any one time and a turnover in excess of £10m, Training Synergy – part of the Synergy Group, formed in 1997 and now with an annual turnover of some £40m – is one of the UK’s largest training solutions providers. Training Synergy delivers some 40,000 training days a year and has 7,000 trainers on its database.

Training Synergy provides a range of training services to support all types and size of training programme, from initial consulting right through to project-managed implementation. It also provides logistics and logistical services to support clients’ ongoing training needs.

Its clients include IBM, EDS, Getronics, Unisys, Accenture and Atos.

Training Synergy was placed 15th in this year’s list of the ‘Top 50 IT training companies’, compiled by market analysts IT Skills Research.

Further Information from:
Daniel Hanlon / David Field, Training Synergy, 0800 072 5900 or 020 7556 1140 /1141;
www.trainingsynergy.com
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; www.boblittlepr.com

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