HRH The Princess Royal presents Award to the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA)

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  Posted by: electime      13th December 2022

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal welcomed the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) to Banqueting House in London to celebrate successfully achieving a Princess Royal Training Award for their commitment to training and development. The EDA, one of 46 organisations to win an Award in 2022, received the commendation for the suite of 12 Product Knowledge Modules.

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, was presented with the Award by Her Royal Highness.

The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise employers across the United Kingdom who deliver outstanding training and development programmes that have had a direct impact on their people and organisations. This year, applications were made from a wide range of organisations from large multi-nationals through to small not-for-profits.

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive of City & Guilds said: “I am delighted that we are able to recognise 46 fantastic employers who place value on training. From inclusion and diversity, through to programmes addressing the ongoing impact of climate change and tackling skills shortages in certain sectors – organisations are using training to address these issues. It’s an honour to come together and celebrate these organisations’ shared and unrelenting commitment to learning and development.”

The EDA was represented at the Awards ceremony by Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO, Tracy Hewett, Head of Education and Training, and by EDA Education and Training Ambassador, Alan Reynolds, CEO of the Fegime UK buying group. Alan is not only a strong advocate for the EDA’s training, he was also involved in the programme from its creation having chaired working groups for two of the modules.  He was also the first person to study and complete all 12 of the modules and took part in the interview process when the panel were assessing the EDA for the Award.