The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity is today celebrating the winners of the 2018 Active Training Awards – organised by ukactive and CIMSPA and sponsored by Active IQ. At the awards ceremony in Birmingham last night, CIMSPA employer and skills development partners swept the board, winning in all 8 award categories up for grabs.
The Active Training Awards recognise an array of leading employers and training providers in the physical activity sector and celebrate workplace success in learning and development.
Official CIMSPA partners Street Games, Jubilee Hall Trust, Everyone Active, Life Leisure UK, Health Innovation Network, Future Fit Training and British Weightlifting were among those who triumphed on the night. CIMSPA employer partners Life Leisure led the way, picking up both the Transformational Leadership Award and Outstanding Individual of the Year Award, who this year was named as Ruth Lynch, Group Exercise Master Trainer.
Specialist Training Programme of the Year: Health Innovation Network
Small Employer of the Year: Jubilee Hall Trust
Medium/Large Employer of the Year: Everyone Active
Best Innovation: Future Fit Training
Training Provider of the Year: Street Games
Transformational Leadership Award: Life Leisure UK
Outstanding Individual of the Year: Ruth Lynch; Group Exercise Master Trainer at Life Leisure UK
Learning and Development Supplier of the Year: British Weightlifting
Speaking at the conclusion of the awards, Steven Ward, CEO of ukactive, said: “This year’s Active Training Conference and Awards have confirmed our belief that across the physical activity sector, organisations are making huge strides on issues such as workplace diversity, skills for the future and career pathways to be proud of.
“Congratulations to our 2018 Active Training Award winners for shining a light on the workforce cultures which support and inspire the incredible people driving our industry’s growth. This year’s awards have showcased training and development on a broader scale than ever before, demonstrating the cross-fertilisation of our sector across the full breadth of communities and the public health arena.”
Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA added: “As service quality and innovation rises year on year in our sector, this year’s award winners continue to raise the bar with their work. I’d like to congratulate all of our award winners for their stellar achievement in delivering great learning and development opportunities across the sport and physical activity sector.
“I hope others can take inspiration from the successful programmes and best practice demonstrated by these award winners, and look to build similar innovation and excellence into their own services across our communities.”