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Pepper UK wins training and networking at work award
Lender Pepper has won the large organisation inspiring learning for all impact award, among other Learning at Work Week winners, including Virgin Media and insurance adviser-driven Broker Network.

The week aimed to connect Pepper employees with the learning and development team, build motivation and drive the uptake of greater learning opportunities at the lender.

Gerry McHugh, CEO, servicing division at Pepper UK, said: “At Pepper, we take the development of our people very seriously and used this year’s Learning at Work Week to offer a varied range of events to engage people in learning new skills, including barbering, first aid, Judo and Taekwondo.”

Activities also included networking and leadership talks, lunches and breakfasts allowing employees at all levels to mix.

“This gave us the opportunity to start a conversation about learning and we showed people that our training room is not just about passing a finance test, but about expanding horizons and networking across the Pepper family,” he added.

The firm plans to reach out to local schools and colleges next year to focus on shaping future talent in business.

The award scheme celebrates firms which build networks in their workplace, with partners and across their cities and the Open University is among the sponsors.

In Pepper’s category, the inspiring learning for all impact award, SME Winner was Bristol Energy, Pepper won large organisation and Broker Network and Gazprom Marketing and Trading were highly commended and commended.

Julia Wright, national director, campaign for learning said: “Congratulations to all of the successful organisations this year. Their impressive Learning at Work Weeks show how bold and ambitious programmes can have a real and lasting impact – from building employees’ confidence in the use of new technology to creating new connections that will support learning in the future.”

Liz Moody, acting director executive education, The OU Business Schools said: “Successful organisations understand that their people are their primary asset and so invest in the development of their skills, knowledge and motivation. Through innovative and imaginative learning and development activities, aligned to the organisation’s aims and objectives, the greatest performance gains can be made.

“When people can link their successes to their learning this is a great way to reinforce a learning culture. Congratulations to all the excellent examples of this in this year’s entries. Winning an award is one thing but achieving the benefits from learning aligned to business goals eventually provides payback for everyone.”

Learning at Work Week 2019 is co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning and takes place from 13 – 19 May 2019 on the theme ‘Shaping the Future’.

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