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Broadcasting industry award winners announced

The winners of a new National Training Awards (NTA) Broadcast Sector Award have been announced.

Six companies have been recognised by the judges. The BBC, ITV and Bloomberg News have been named as sector winners and the judges have also awarded Highly Commended status to Sky, QVC and KMFM Radio.

The NTA Broadcast Sector Award has been created as part of a pilot by UK Skills and the Broadcast Training & Skills Regulator (BTSR), in partnership with Ofcom and Skillset.

UK Skills Chief Executive, Jacqui Henderson CBE, said: "I am delighted to have the broadcast industry's support for this pilot. The National Training Awards are about rewarding excellence in training and development. By linking with the industry and its Sector Skills Council, we can provide broadcasting companies with the opportunity to benchmark their training against the best in the UK."

Lord Puttnam, Skillset's patron, has welcomed the initiative, commenting: "People are the lifeblood and the future of our industry. As someone who is passionate about maintaining the reputation that the UK has for broadcasting excellence, I am delighted to see national recognition for organisations that are delivering the best in training and skills development.

BTSR chairman Stephen Whittle said: "This is a timely collaboration. The UK broadcasting industry is a world leader but to maintain this reputation in a fast-changing and highly competitive environment, developing the skills and professionalism of the workforce has to be a top priority."

The NTA Broadcast Sector Award winners now have the opportunity to go forward to the UK judging panel. Here they will be judged against organisations drawn from all sectors across the UK.

The sector winners will also be invited to the awards' UK gala ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on December 13th 2007 where the UK winners will be announced. At this event, BTSR and its partners will be hosting a special broadcast sector reception to present the NTA Broadcast Sector Award winners with their awards.

The National Training Awards are run by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

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