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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded the Special Award for Learning and Development at the North of England Excellence Awards for its staff training programme.

GMFRS provides extensive training linked to both business and personal needs, with vital regular reviews of training quality and personal needs.

The awards assessors praised the service for the fantastic improvements they had made overall. They especially highlighted the improvements made to its leadership charter and also the holistic approach that was taken to recognising its staff at all levels of employment.

David Teale, The C.E. at NEEA, praised the awards saying: “The 2013 awards have once again revealed some outstanding examples of best practice in business.

“No doubt they will use the feedback from assessors which they have gained from taking part in the awards to raise their game even higher.”

The NEEA are an applicant based awarding body; there are also eight other Special Category Awards for applicants who aren’t ready to make an application for a full award.
• Leadership
• Learning & Development
• Customer Service Excellence
• Innovation
• Sustainability
• High Growth Business of the Year Award
• International Trade

The GMFRS is the largest service outside London and employs more than two thousand people and covers over forty one fire stations. The awards were presented by Richard Else, Operations Director of Jaguar Land Rover, at the awards ceremony at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club.