WELL Training director named finalist in prestigious business awards

A director of global staff development provider WELL Training has been named as a finalist for a leading West Midlands business award.

Lianne Russell, Director of Teaching Learning and Assessment, is in the running for the Empowering Potential Leader prize at the 2021 West Midlands Leadership Awards, organised by regional news website Business Desk.

Lianne hopes to be carrying home the trophy when the winners are announced on July 9 in a lunchtime ceremony at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.

TheBusinessDesk.com launched the West Midlands Leadership Awards to celebrate “the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors”. The organisers say the winners will show “the qualities of extraordinary leadership and be able to demonstrate the positive impact this has had”.

A spokesman said: “The event brings togethers people from across the business community and is a great celebration of the achievements of the past year, which we look forward to sharing.”

Lianne said: “After a year where everyone at WELL has had to move swiftly to adapt to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is fantastic to be named as a finalist in these awards. WELL is very much a team effort so I am delighted to represent all the colleagues who pulled together within the company over the last 12 months.”

With its HQ in Wolverhampton, WELL launched in 2010 and now serves companies across the UK and internationally with clients ranging from huge international brands through to large public sector organisations such as the NHS.

Despite the Covid-19 global pandemic, WELL has achieved notable successes including delivering two substantial programmes for growing digital food delivery service City Pantry, owned by Just Eat. Drawing upon extensive experience of providing training via online platforms, which it established before the global pandemic, it also shapes apprenticeship programmes for leading national brands.

Further to this, 350 people at risk of long-term unemployment across the Black Country were helped towards work through WELL’s successful delivery of the Building Better Opportunities and Black Country Futures sessions.