West Midlands company in finals of leading skills awards

Lean’s bid to be best in Britain.

A West Midlands training company has been recognised as among the best in British engineering and advanced manufacturing after being shortlisted in the inaugural Semta Skills awards.

Lean Education and Development Ltd, based in Hagley in the West Midlands, is a finalist in the Training Partner of the Year Category.

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards dinner in London’s Park Plaza, Riverbank hosted by TV presenter Michael Underwood on February 12th, with a keynote speech from Business Secretary the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable.

Ann Watson, Chief Operating Officer of Semta, said: “Britain’s engineers are still the best in the World – and we will be putting them on the World stage to take a bow.

“Semta is working tirelessly to ensure that Great British businesses have enough great British engineers – and we are making significant inroads to filling the skills gap. The Semta Skills Awards will shine the spotlight on those scaling great heights in modern Britain – with the aim of inspiring the generation to do so in the future.

Lean has a diverse range of clients in the industrial and service sectors, providing a commitment to learning, assessment, customer service and satisfaction.

The Training Partner of the Year Award will recognise excellence and achievement by a training partner in supporting and delivering training programmes for employers.

Judges, led by category sponsors EAL, will also look at how the delivery of programmes is employer focused and the impact it has on performance and addressing additional needs of learners and the wider community.