UAP’s academy secures a G23 finalist spot


Judges of this year’s G Awards (G23) have recognised UAP’s training academy in the final shortlist of the Training and Development Initiative of the Year award. The G23 Award winners are to be announced on Friday 24 November 2023 at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel.

UAP’s academy offers multiple learning and development opportunities, the hardware business’ representative explained. It focuses on knowledge sharing, developing soft skills and collaboration, to upskill, motivate and engage individuals. From weekly webinars and mentoring through to in-house training courses and ‘quality circles’, a range of initiatives and tools are in place, the company’s representatives have said.

“The UAP Training Academy was launched in 2020 to deliver more structured training to our people,” said Nicola John, a director at UAP. “In line with our recent expansion, it has continued to evolve in the past year. As well as enabling individuals to achieve their full potential, the academy is driving innovation, efficiency and performance improvements across UAP.

“The initiative is also proving to be an integral part of the integration process for the businesses we’ve acquired, providing new staff with tailored learning opportunities and ensuring that we can share best practice. We’re proud to have made the shortlist and wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

Tony Higgin, the G23 Awards’ organiser, added: “After a thorough judging process of the huge number of high-quality entries, the companies and individuals that have been shortlisted this year reflect the innovation in the UK glass and glazing industry. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all on 24 November.”

This is the third time in a row that UAP has been recognised at the G Awards. After being shortlisted in three categories in 2021, the UAP team went on to win Covid Business Hero of the year (see this link for the full winners’ list.) Last year, UAP was named a finalist in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year category for its S.E.E. scheme.

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