NRS Healthcare was one of 46 organisations to receive a Princess Royal Training Award for its commitment to training and development at ceremony in London.

The award recognises employers across the UK which deliver outstanding training and development programmes that have had a direct impact on their people and organisations.

NRS Healthcare was one of only eight of the award winners from the healthcare industry and was selected for excellence of its Learning Academy, high quality, accessible, role-relevant learning and talent programmes. Combined, these elements resulted in cost savings, an increase in engagement and a rise in safety and compliance across the business.

Saera Mushtaq, Head of Organisational Learning and Development at NRS, was proud to attend on behalf of NRS and was presented the award by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at Banqueting House on Thursday, December 6.

Saera, who was joined by Tom Lomax-Morgan and Dave Jenkins, and has been instrumental in the work that led to achieving this award, said:

“I felt very proud to be at the ceremony and honoured for training excellence among such big national players.”

Applications were received from a wide range of organisations from large multi-nationals through to small not for profits.

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive of City & Guilds said:

“This year we have seen applications from a range of organisations who have prioritised the development of their teams, as they continue to operate in a challenging context. I am delighted to recognise 46 fantastic employers who place value on training their employees. From inclusion and diversity, through to programmes addressing the ongoing impact of climate change and tackling skills shortages in certain sectors – organisations are using training to address these issues. It’s an honour to come together and celebrate these organisations’ shared and unrelenting commitment to learning and development.”