Hertfordshire shortlisted for Better Business for All Awards
Hertfordshire has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2016 Better Business for All Awards. The awards are part of the Better Business for All programme, which was set up to create partnerships to identify problems faced by local businesses and provide them with support.
A shortlist of locations has been revealed, with Hertfordshire being shortlisted for the Partnership category for “establishing a strong partnership and producing tangible products and positive outcomes” and the innovation category for developing its own training programme.
The Better Business for All judges were impressed with Hertfordshire’s “dedication and commitment” in forming strong partnerships and with the county’s development of its own training programme, which has proven to be a success.
The judges stated that they were impressed that Hertfordshire had “taken the initiative to develop training based on their needs rather [than] waiting for others.”
“The increased business satisfaction scores and success in achieving the primary objectives demonstrate the success of Hertfordshire’s approach to this training and the high attendance rates are particularly impressive,” said a report from the Government’s Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).
Cabinet member for enterprise, education and skills, David Williams, stated that it is “really good news” that the council has been recognised for its “dedication and commitment to encouraging strong business partnerships.”
Cornwall, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, and Leicester and Leicestershire were also shortlisted for the Partnership category, whilst Kent and Medway and Worcestershire Regulatory Services were selected for the Innovation category.
Winners of the awards will be announced at the Better Business for All Shared Learning Day on 8th March.