Barlows (UK) Ltd. secure prestigious Princess Royal training award

David Barlow is pictured at the awards ceremony

Chadderton-based Barlows (UK) Ltd. the electrical contractors, have achieved their third Princess Royal Training Award for their continued support of young people in the construction industry.

Now in its seventh year, The Princess Royal Training Awards continue to recognise organisations truly demonstrating exceptional commitment to learning and development.

With skills shortages across the UK increasing and job vacancies doubling, creating engaging learning programmes to grow and retain new and existing talent has never been more crucial.

The growth and success of Barlows has been built on the foundations of supporting young people to a high standard, not only from a training point of view but from a “right thing to do” for that individual.

John Barlow, Managing Director of Barlows (UK) Ltd, said: “The skills and support we offer is something we have got right from the very early days of training.

“The Board of Directors have all started their lives at Barlows as apprentices and as a family-run business this is key to the success and integration of our staff.

“Every member of staff is seen as part of the family and when you look at each one you can see we are training the next generation of our family business”.

In 2009 Barlows created its own training department, Clifford College.

They have since maintained consistently outstanding levels of quality, providing a talent for the company’s growth.

The judges commended the leadership of the organisation.  

David Barlow, Managing Director of Clifford College, said: “The dedication of the staff and young people has impressed the judges once again and shows that our standards are being maintained.  

“We continue to align investment in training to the objectives of the business, addressing skills gaps across the company.

“The prestigious awards are an honour for the employers who can demonstrate lasting impact by successfully linking skills development needs to business performance.”

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