Raise your profile and demonstrate your achievements to your customers, employers, employees, stakeholders and competitors. Finalists and winners will receive a logo to use on marketing materials, and case studies will be circulated to the ukactive database of over 10,000 members of ukactive & CIMSPA via a dedicated e-zine, journal article, and through key leisure trade media.

Benchmark yourself against the very best in the sector. Taking part will give you a unique insight into the performance of your organisation against others.

Boost morale throughout your organisation and reward hard working teams and individuals.

Celebrate excellence and join like-minded friends and colleagues at the Active Training Awards Ceremony on 15th November 2018 dedicated to recognising and showcasing best practice and innovation in the physical activity sector.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“It was fantastic to receive the 2016 Best Use of Technology Award. We have spent a great deal of time and energy getting our online material learning and app right. We want our students to be able to access course material anytime and anyplace making study as easy and realistic for them as possible. It’s great to have our hard work recognised and as the industry is constantly changing, adapting and embracing technology, we will continue to work hard to offer the best platform for students possible.”

Matt Bowen,

Marketing Manager,

TRAINFITNESS

Judges Week Information

Date: w/c 22nd October

Location: ukactive Office, 4th Floor, 26-28 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4HE

1. Small Employer of the Year (up to 100 employees)

This category is aimed at employers that provide outstanding support and development opportunities to their employees, within small organisations – up to 100 employees. These could be through holistic and organisation-wide wellbeing initiatives or training and development programmes.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

2. Medium Employer of the Year (101-850 employees)

This category is aimed at employers that consistently provide outstanding support and development opportunities to their employees, within medium-sized organisations – 101- 850 employees. These could be through holistic and organisation-wide wellbeing initiatives or training and development based programmes.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

3. Large Employer of the Year (851+ employees)

This category is aimed at employers that consistently provide outstanding support and development opportunities to their employees, within large organisations – 851+ employees. These could be through holistic and organisation-wide wellbeing initiatives, or training and development based programmes.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

4. Training Provider of the Year

This category is aimed at training providers that best support the development and delivery of high quality skills and education services to clients. The training provider should be able to demonstrate consistent high quality and impact.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

5. Learning and Development Supplier of the Year

This category is aimed at organisations that provide exceptional education and training that delivers a positive experience to their clients/customers and the very best results.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

6. Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

This category is aimed at providers that can demonstrate excellence in the provision of single or multiple apprenticeship programmes across the sector.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

7. Best Innovation

This category is aimed at any education and training programme that is able to demonstrate a unique and pioneering approach that paves the way for an outstanding learner experience. The innovation may be digital/technological in nature or content based. The training programme can be formal or informal.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

8. Specialist Training Programme of the Year

This category is aimed at an education & training programme that enables physical activity professionals to support a targeted population and/or under-represented groups, including but not limited to: older adults, kids, inactive populations, pre/post-natal, chronic disease sufferers, special needs, rehabilitation and exercise referral, BAME, LGBT and socially deprived communities, etc.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

9. Transformational Leadership Award

This category recognises a high-performing management team that can demonstrate how they have overcome a significant organisational challenge through a combination of effective strategy, staff development and inspirational leadership.

This award is open to all companies and could be a local authority operator which has harnessed innovation to transform their delivery, a supplier which has made huge strides expanding into challenging new markets or a not-for-profit which has broken new ground to divest from reliance on traditional funding streams. Judges will be particularly keen to learn how the team worked with colleagues and partners to develop the skills and competencies required to address the challenge, whilst delivering tangible strategies and goals through motivational leadership.

Please note that ukactive will work with successful applicants to develop a series of best practice case studies that can be used to help train and shape the future of the sector. Your permission to take this forward will be an entry requirement, although sensitive information can be redacted.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

10. Outstanding Individual of the Year

This category recognises an individual who can demonstrate stand-out commitment to learning and development and fantastic levels of achievement, whilst inspiring both colleagues and consumers every-day. The individual must be nominated by their training provider or employer.

Please note that this category is free to enter if you have entered any of the awards listed above (categories 1-9) but if this is the only award you wish to enter, the cost is:

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

11. Inclusion and Diversity Champion of the Year

This category recognises any individual that embodies the very best of an Inclusion and Diversity mind-set and is able to demonstrate what they do through working examples, the challenges they have faced and the difference they have made with bringing inclusion and diversity into the workplace.

Cost per entry:

Member: £195.00 + VAT

Non-member: £295.00 + VAT

Strategic Partners