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The TJ Awards 2019 announce their winners at historic London venue

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Public Sector and charities hold their own as the TJ Awards winners for 2019 are revealed.


This year’s TJ Awards’ winners come from a broad range of organisations and sectors but despite strong competition from larger organisations nearly half of the 13 winners came from the hard-pressed public sector and not-for-profits showing their innovation and commitment to their profession and organisations. 

Earlier this week the TJ Awards returned to the Pavilion at the Tower of London to hold their Gala Dinner. The evening was hosted by sports broadcaster Jacqui Oatley who kept the excited audience of 450 finalists, sponsors and guests entertained as the winners were announced during the course of the evening. 

The ceremony went off without a hitch and it is clear from the photography and social media activity that it was an evening of real celebration for the people professionals who attended not just the lucky winners.

Commenting on the evening and the awards programme TJ’s editor-in-chief Debbie Carter said: “We’ve had another great finale to this year’s awards programme. The evening has been a big hit and I must thank all those who made the evening such a memorable occasion: our events team have managed the whole process from our launch in the spring through to organising this evening’s celebrations; the sponsors whose generosity enables us to host the ceremony in such a fine location and finally our finalists whose hardwork and innovation will inspire us for another year.”

The gold winners for 2019 are: Mindful Education (Best Use of Technology in Learning), Fairhealth (Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme),  Ibstock Brick (Best Apprenticeship Programme), PwC Ireland (Best Talent Development Programme), Bespoke Training & Development (Best Training Partnership), Locala Community Partnerships CIC  (Best Coaching/Mentoring Programme), National Autistic Society (Best Public Service/ Not-for-Profit Programme), Sainsbury’s & t-three (Best Leadership Development Programme), Spirax-Sarco Engineering and Interactive Workshops (Best Private/Commercial Programme), Elior (Best Customer Experience Programme), AIG (L&D Team of the Year) and Robert Stewart, Scottish Social Services Council (L&D Professional of the Year).

You can view the full list of winners beneath.

This year’s TJ Awards were sponsored by: Charity Learning Consortium, CIPD, Dods Training, DPG, Skill Pill and TMS Development International.

The TJ Awards 2020 will be open for entries in March - for more information visit where entries are made online. Information on sponsorship is available by emailing [email protected] 



Best Apprenticeship Programme

GOLD -- Ibstock Brick Apprenticeship Programme: Ibstock Brick

SILVER -- Fuller's Chefs' Guild Apprenticeships: Fuller Smith and Turner

BRONZE -- KPMG Apprenticeship Programme:  KPMG


Best Coaching and Mentoring

Gold -- Internal coaching services: Locala Community Partnerships CIC

Silver -- Strengths-Based Coaching and Mentoring Scheme: Cumbria Constabulary

Bronze -- NatWestMarkets Coaching: Nat West Markets


Best Commercial Programme

GOLD -- LEAP and DRIVE: Spirax-Sarco Engineering and Interactive Workshops

SILVER -- Leading the Way to Engineering GREAT:  IMI plc

BRONZE -- Embedding Ethics in AstraZeneca’s DNA: Sponge


Customer Experience

GOLD – Dining with Dignity – Textured Modified Food: Elior UK

SILVER – Making a Difference - Branch Network: Coventry Building Society

BRONZE – STEP-Up-To-SAFETY: Aspen Healthcare


Best Engagement Programme

GOLD – Strengths-Based Coaching Conversations: Cumbria Constabulary

SILVER –TALIS UK - People Programme with Call of the Wild: TALIS UK Ltd

BRONZE – Project FIRST at The Holly Private Hospital: Aspen Healthcare


Best Leadership Development Programme

GOLD - Trainee Manager Programme: Sainsbury’s & t-three

SILVER - Leading For Our Future: Central England Co-operative

BRONZE - Managing At AIG- Building a Culture of Success:  AIG


Best Public Service/ Not-for-Profit Programme

Sponsored by the Charity Learning Consortium

GOLD – Women and girls on the autism spectrum online training module: National Autistic Society

SILVER – Security and counter-terrorism eLearning: Walkgrove and FORS

BRONZE – Cats Protection’s Volunteer Champions Programme:  Cats Protection


Best Talent Development Programme

Sponsored by DPG

GOLD – The Whole Leader: PwC Ireland

SILVER – NextGen: Royal Bank of Scotland

BRONZE – Breakthrough: RBS


Best Training Partnership

GOLD – AstraZeneca’s Leadership Selling – Bill & Bob: Bespoke Training & Development Ltd

SILVER – Lead by Example (LbE): McCrudden Training Ltd

BRONZE – Global Safety Culture change programme:  Virtual College & Make UK with Fujitsu


Best Use of Technology in Learning

Sponsored by Skill pill

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GOLD – Transforming Professional Learning: Online and On Campus: Mindful Education

SILVER – Global Safety Culture change programme:  Virtual College and Make UK with Fujitsu

BRONZE – Virtual Training: Dubai Police


Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme

GOLD – Fairhealth – Health Education England

SILVER – Progressive Gender Portrayal: Paraffin & Diageo

BRONZE – Skills 4 Career Development Programme for Women:  Skills 4 Ltd


L&D Professional of the Year

Sponsored by the CIPD

GOLD – Robert Stewart: Scottish Social Services Council

SILVER – Lorna Matty: Toyota Financial Services

BRONZE – Stephen Flurrie: East of England Co-op


L&D Team of the Year

Sponsored by TMS Development International

GOLD – Leadership Development Team: AIG General Insurance

SILVER – Building a Culture of Learning: Cambridge Assessments

BRONZE – Transforming a Learning Culture: Imperial Brands