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COMMERCIAL and personal vehicle online leasing company Vanarama has won a 2020 Princess Royal Training Award for its training and development programme designed and run in house.

The Princess Royal Training Awards, organised by City and Guilds Group, recognises employers across the United Kingdom with outstanding training and development programmes that have had adirect impact on business performance.

Vanarama is one of only four automotive companies to win the coveted award with it being won by Mercedes-Benz, Bentley and Motus Commercials since its inception in 2016. Other winners this year include Santander, IBM, Brother, Co-op and Royal Mail.

The award recognises Vanarama’s continuous investment in training and development since it invested £1m in a state-of-the-art training academy in 2018. The academy includes 28 courses facilitated in multiple training rooms, a lecture suite as well as online.  In the past year alone Vanarama has delivered over 155 training courses for 1629 learners. This is a 17% uplift from the academy’s maiden year in 2018.

John Fogerty, Training and Development Director, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for our work at the Vanarama Training Academy. Our investment in our people and the sustained performance improvement and direct commercial impact the academy is having on the business is incredible.”

Andy Alderson, Chief Executive and Founder, Vanarama, added: “We’ve learnt that using in-house resources is a cost-effective route for designing and implementing our training programmes. Since we established the Vanarama Training Academy we’ve seen a Trustpilot Score move of 3.0 to an excellent 4.4 and our Net Promoter Scores are industry leading ranking  amongst the best service providers across all industries. Our last measure in February 2020 was 72 in January 2020 our score was 68.”