A FORMER soldier who lost part of a leg after being injured during the Falklands War received one of the awards. Martin Sankey learned plumbing and pipefitting skills in the Royal Engineers but trained for a new career after being medically discharged in 1989. He is now employed as a technician with the electronics company Honeywell Avionics Systems in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
'All of today's winners have shown great determination and commitment to training and Martin Sankey is an example of this,' Gillian Shephard, Secretary of State for Employment, told the National Training Awards ceremony in London.
The Beefeater restaurant chain won a special award for training which benefits women. The firm introduced child care facilities to help staff attend courses.
Whitbread Inns; Jewson Ltd; Beefeater Restaurant and Pub; Ford Motor Company EDAP Programme; The South East Essex College of Arts and Technology; Industrial Control Services plc; Keith Rozga; Courtaulds Lingerie - Stuart Broughton; Rolls-Royce and Associates Ltd; Rolls-Royce plc; Linkage colleges for school leavers with special needs; Vivien Taylor; Dixon Stores Group; ICL Staff Training; London Borough of Havering Grounds Maintenance DSO; Woolwich Building Society; Spar (UK) Ltd; J Sainsbury plc; Hotel and Catering Training Company.
London Central YMCA; Harington Gardeners; NSK Bearings Europe Ltd; Sterling Organics UK; South Tees Acute Hospital NHS Trust; Sterling Organics UK; Newcastle College; Operations Department Channel Television; Allied Leisure plc; British Gas South Western; 'Siemens Plessey Controls Limited'; Dorset Ambulance; The Filton High School Pre Employment Course; The Consultants; Mary Irene Littlefair; NPC Services Ltd; British Steel plc, Port Talbot Works; Hoover Limited; Black Mountain Ltd; British Steel plc; The Hall Nursing Home (Worcestershire Care Group); Rover Group Ltd Total Productive Maintenance Small and Medium Cars, Rover Power Train; TNT Express (UK) Ltd; Triplex Safety Glass Company Ltd; Lucas Aerospace, Flight Control and Actuation Systems; Ashourne Hill Management College; Coventry Technical College - School of Languages; Derrick Harvey; South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance & Paramedic Service (NHS Trust); Shepherd Construction Ltd; Rockware Glass; JSR Farms Ltd; Yorkshire Electricity Group plc; Hydro Fertilizers Ltd; UES Steels; Rathbone Training & Employment Services (Cleveland Programme); Michelin Tyre plc; The Rathbone Society; Shell Chemicals UK Limited; Unichema Chemicals Limited; NORWEB Peak Area; The South Manchester College; NCC Training; Wigan & Leigh College; Anthony John Feehan; John McMaster; Scottish & Newcastle Retail; Brittania Life Limited; IBM United Kingdom Limited; The Royal Bank of Scotland plc; of Building and Printing Centre for Training and Enterpirse in conjucntion with Strathclyde Business Development Unit Graphic Paper and Media Union; Priority Services Unit/Community Nursing Service Lothian Health Board; Work Wise Limited; Kent Messenger Group Newspapers; Bovis Homes Ltd; Bristol Street Motors (Southampton) Ltd; Chartham Papers; Portals Ltd; SE1110 EG & G Sealol (a Division of EG & G Ltd); Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd; Martin Sanky - Honeywell Avionics Systems Ltd; Michael Firmager - RH Technical Industries Ltd; Kalon Group plc; David Malkin; Gordon Frederick Wakefield - Avesta Sheffield Limited; Harland & Wolff Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Ltd; Huco Lightronic NI Ltd; Prudential Assurance Co Ltd - Life Administration; Du Pont (UK) Ltd - Polymers; Northern Ireland Small Business Institute; Public Service Training Council; Training & Employment Agency - Boucher Road Training Centre; St Patricks Community Enterprise Ltd, Grace Bennett, Emmanuel Donaghy, Jean English, Patrick McKinney.Reuse content