Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards

Calling nominations for Excellence in People Development and Education in Employment

The 'Inspiring Hertfordshire' Awards were launched in 2012 to focus on, and celebrate, the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals continually make to the growth of our County

These Awards enable Hertfordshire businesses to showcase their performance and achievements to clients, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and to all of the Hertfordshire business community. 

We are delighted to have SA Law and Hillier Hopkins as our Headline Sponsors for the 2020 Awards!

Please visit the Herts Chamber website for more information regarding these prestigious Awards.

Entries will open following the Launch of the 2020 Awards on 23rd January at Hatfield House (book your place for the launch here), and close on 6th March 2020.

For more information on entering and to ensure your application is as good as it can be, we advise that you attend at least one of our two Entering is Winning workshops, taking place on 18th February and 20th February 2020.’

The People Development and Education in Employment categories are as follows: 

Excellence in People Development

This award recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture. Entrants for this award must communicate how this culture has contributed to the business, achieving outstanding success.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Why learning and development is important to the organisation
  • How training needs and skills requirements are identified, assessed and supported from apprenticeships to all areas of the workforce. 
  • How a learning orientation has impact on business performance.
  • Investment, commitment and support given to staff
  • Evidence of people strategy integrated with the overall organisation strategy. 

If shortlisted and you are a member, your entry will be automatically entered into the BCC Business Awards 2020 for the chance to go even further!

Education in Employment

This award is open to schools, FE colleges, higher education institutions, educational trusts, mentors, coaches or other high achieving individuals who can motivate students to think beyond their immediate experiences to inspiring every student to help them understand where different choices can take them in the future.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Sustained and varied contacts with employer networks
  • Development of student motivation to think beyond their immediate experiences
  • Encouragement of a more ambitious range of future education and career options
  • Enthusiasm and passion towards careers and development of future generations

This Award is Sponsored by the University of Hertfordshire.

Neil Cundale, of the headline sponsor Hillier Hopkins said of last years' event:

“The Inspiring Hertfordshire awards ceremony… gave a fantastic opportunity to shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best achievements from around the county. The event was amazing and highlighted just how many incredible businesses and people there are in the Hertfordshire business community.”


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