Lantra Awards supports commitment to training

Farming Life Danske Bank Farming Awards launch 2016 #fldb16 Greenmount College 28/04/16''Pics by Michael Cousins/Johnston Press/Farming Life
Farming Life Danske Bank Farming Awards launch 2016 #fldb16 Greenmount College 28/04/16''Pics by Michael Cousins/Johnston Press/Farming Life

Lantra Awards is delighted to be sponsoring the Farming Life and Danske Bank Commitment to Training award for the second year running.

Entries for the annual awards are now being accepted with the closing date set at Monday, 29th August and the event will culminate in a gala ceremony on Thursday, 27th October.

As well as a number of categories for primary producers, agri food businesses will be recognised, together with a farming champion, unsung hero, and lifetime achievement award.

A national awarding organisation with more than 40 years’ experience in developing land-based and environmental training and qualifications, Lantra has always strove to raise skills and boost business in agriculture.

Lantra’s Business Development Manager, Paula Smyth comments: “Having a competent workforce with the requisite skills for performing their jobs safety and effectively is crucial - particularly in farming. The Commitment to Training Award will enable individuals and companies to celebrate their ongoing commitment to ensuring staff are fully trained and skilled in their roles.”

The award highlights how training and development opportunities can also benefit employers as well as employees. Well trained, competent and motivated staff can lead to significantly improved employee retention and company loyalty, as well as boost productivity, profit and performance.

Paula adds: “The Award will highlight the importance of training to the wider industry and Lantra hopes it will encourage agricultural businesses to invest in training and raising skills for many years to come.”

Last year, the Commitment to Training Award was won by Ulster Wildlife, who work to preserve and protect all wildlife across Northern Ireland.

For more information about Lantra, please visit www.lantra.co.uk.

Full details on all the categories and how to enter can be found on page 17.