Nominate your company for the Gold Standard Skills Award sponsored by Cogent and National Skills Academy Process Industries


This award is open to companies working in the science industry sector. Following initial judging, applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by 13 May 2014. The winner will be announced at the Chemical Industry Awards Dinner on 26 June in Manchester and a representative from each shortlisted company will receive an invitation to attend. Winning applicants should be willing to participate in publicity.


Contenders for this Award will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Illustration of how your skills activities or programme supports your company’s strategic business plan and how it is owned by the company / site leadership team.
  • A continuous learning approach to developing employees.
  • Innovative approaches to training and competence development of the workforce – demonstrated by examples.
  • Demonstration of the business benefits and increase in skills from your activity or programme (for example through ROI, productivity, external accreditation, qualifications, attraction and retention of staff etc.)

Closing Date

Entries to be made electronically in confidence to Mike Lancaster at the CIA by Friday 28 March 2014. For more information and to download an application form click here.

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