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IT Training Celebrates its Winners


The Training Camp has been named training company of the year for the second year running.

The company won the accolade at the Institute of IT Training awards (IITT), it is the first time that the same company has triumphed twice in succession.

Another company scooping two awards was Thomson Scientific, whose global learning and development team won the best training department and staff development programme categories.

A new category of award, recognising best practice in the public sector, was won by Belfast City Council’s Information Services team.

On an individual level, Tracy Fell Smith, an IT trainer with BUPA Care Services, won the accolade of trainer of the year and Sarah Barnard collected the freelance trainer award. While Donald Taylor won the Colin Corder Award for outstanding contribution to the IT training industry, and received a standing ovation.

At the ceremony in London's Dorchester last week, IITT chief executive described Taylor as “a tremendous ambssador” and for the profession, who had received more nominations for the award than the IITT had ever received before.

The winners:

  • Internal Training Project of the Year - Leeds City Council, Social Services Department

  • External Training Project of the Year - DACG & Xerox

  • E-Learning Project of the Year - Priory Group & Information Transfer

  • Learning Centre of the Year - The Training Camp

  • Staff Development Programme of the Year - Thomson Scientific - Global Learning & Development

  • Training Manager of the Year - Christian Janssens, NRG Benelux

  • Freelance Trainer of the Year - Sarah Barnard

  • Trainer of the Year - Tracy Fell Smith, BUPA Care Services

  • Training Department of the Year (Public Sector) - Belfast City Council - Information Services Belfast

  • Training Department of the Year - Thomson Scientific - Global Learning & Development

  • Training Company of the Year - The Training Camp

  • Colin Corder Award – Donald Taylor

More information on the awards are available at


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