International real estate advisor Savills has taken home the award for Excellence in Learning and Development for its ‘Raising the Bar’ pitching course at this year’s Personnel Today Awards. Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, the ceremony was held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Monday 30th November 2015.
The awards, which were attended by over 800 HR professionals from across all business sectors, saw Savills winning for its learning and development programme. The course aligns a real business need with compelling metrics that have resulted in a direct impact on the firm’s pitch success rates.
Ruth Barnes, director of people development at Savills, comments: “We are very proud to have won this prestigious award. The team, working in partnership with Mercuri International, has done a fantastic job at putting such a valuable programme together. ‘Raising The Bar’ is fun, engaging, practical and effective and we continue to receive amazing feedback on these sessions from across the business.”
Mark Ridley, chief executive of Savills UK and Europe, adds: “Congratulations to the team on this very well deserved industry recognition. The ‘Raising the Bar’ programme has had a direct positive impact on our pitch success rate making it an invaluable tool within the business.”