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We’re a Finalist in the British Training Awards 2024

Gower College Swansea is delighted to announce that it has been named as a Finalist in the British Training Awards 2024.

The awards celebrate the organisations and individuals that are truly passionate about the role of learning and development in building a thriving workforce.

Finalists in the UK Apprenticeship Provider of the Year category, Gower College Swansea has once again been commended for its commitment in creating supportive and accessible Apprenticeships for All and was commended for its proactive approach to supporting apprentices with disabilities and additional learning needs.

This year the awards received just over 300 entries from organisations across the UK, and so the competition was fierce to be named a Finalist.

Companies taking part range from start-up innovators to public sector heroes, tech superstars, global titans and everything in between.

Speaking about the awards, Paul Kift, Director of Skills and Business Development at Gower College Swansea, said: “We are thrilled to be named a finalist at the British Training Awards. We were recently honoured to win the AoC Beacon Award for Widening Participation for our work in this area, and we are now delighted to be shortlisted as the UK Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.

“It really is a team effort, so thank you and congratulations to everyone involved. We’ll find out if we’ve won at the awards ceremony in London on 19 June.”

The British Training Awards 2024 Judges include:

  • Angela Davies, Head of Learning and Development, AJ Bell
  • Marie Douvin, Head of Learning and Development, itsu
  • Simi Dubb, Global Head of Talent and DEI, Markets and Services, Citi
  • Simon Gibson, Group Head of Learning and Development, Marks and Spencer
  • Jason Gowlett, Head of HR, Lloyd’s
  • Keith McDougall, Director of Learning and Development, Deliveroo
  • Gemma Paterson, Head of Culture Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Prachi Prasad, Global Head of Leadership and Learning Development, dunnhumby
  • Jodie Pritchard, Director of Learning and Development, Barnardo's
  • Karen Suddards, Global Learning Manager, Bentley Motors
  • Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt, OD Consultant and Director, Metamorphosish
  • Karen Wilson, Global Director of Talent Development,
  • Nate Harwood, Founder, New Possible

For more information about the awards, visit