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Greene King receives royal recognition for commitment to learning and development

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Greene King have been commended for its commitment to upskilling its workforce at the Princess Royal Training awards.

The awards honour UK employers for their outstanding training and development programmes.

HRH Princess Anne personally presented the award to Greene King at a ceremony in St James' palace on Wednesday.

Andrew Bush, Greene King group HR director and HRH The Princess Royal.
Andrew Bush, Greene King group HR director and HRH The Princess Royal.

Greene King the only pub to achieve a Princess Royal award was recognised for the development of its apprenticeship programme, investment in its training support, retaining and developing its people and the introduction of its e-learning platforms.

Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King, said: “It is a tremendous honour to receive Royal recognition for our investment in our people’s learning and development. We are really proud of the learning opportunities we are able to give our people, from our apprenticeship scheme to our Get into Hospitality programme with The Prince’s Trust and the new e-learning platform which is available to all of our 39,000 employees.

“Our team members are at the heart of Greene King so naturally their learning is integral to our business and we have seen great results in retention through our investment in their training. We are continuously looking at ways we can improve the learning offer for our people and will strive to build on our successful apprenticeship programme which has now seen 11,000 people take part.”

The Princess Royal Training Awards, delivered by the City & Guilds Group, are now in their third year.

Each of the applications was assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community.