1 Mar
' Nominations Open '
18 Apr
' Nominations Closed '
4 Jun
' Shortlist Announced '
4 Dec
' Awards & Gala Dinner '


The TJ Awards are now in their 11th year and are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious awards’ programmes in the UK.
Attracting a broad range of entries from a variety of organisations such as FTSE 100 companies to charities and public sector organisations to higher education and consultancies our long history of supporting learning and development professionals with their CPD gives us the credibility to attract these entries from every sector.

Sponsorship is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to excellence in learning as well as building and strengthening corporate relationships.
TJ has a variety of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets and marketing needs and we can tailor your package to ensure all your particular objectives are met.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our team Customer.Service@dodsgroup.com | +44 (0)20 7593 5500.

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Capita Learning - Best apprenticeship programme award

Brilliant individuals lead to brilliant teams: that’s the belief at the heart of every successful L&D programme. But at Capita Learning, we don’t just make that ethos come to life in our work. We’ve built it into the very fabric of our company.

Capita Learning is a new sort of L&D business. We’re able to offer market-leading, end-to-end learning and development services because we unite six unique brands under one common aim: to deliver outstanding performance results. Our range of expertise encompasses Capita Apprenticeships, the UK’s number one apprenticeship provider; Knowledgepool, Europe's biggest managed learning services provider; e-learning experts Brightwave; performance improvement experts Blue Sky; simulation pioneers G2G3; and specialist training provider the Fire Service College.

What’s more, in true L&D style, rather than trying to fit our individual brands into a single mould, we encourage them to be one of a kind. Each company in the Capita Learning family has a distinctive, bold approach as a leader in their field – and we want them to stay that way. Capita Apprenticeships is achieving success levels of up to 90%, having already fulfilled 12,000 apprenticeships. Blue Sky’s expertise at behaviour change delivers an average ROI for clients of 300%. Knowledgepool manages the entire learning process for large and complex employers, cutting L&D costs by up to 40%, while Brightwave designs customised, cross-platform content through an award-winning collaborative platform, tessello​, to offer unprecedentedly trackable learning.

But together, they’re even stronger, and it’s this breadth of capabilities that allows Capita Learning to improve organisational performance in such a powerful way: from delivering transformation programmes focused on real behaviour change, to offering learning business process outsourcing (LBPO) services that significantly reduce costs by improving efficiency in the management and administration of learning.

In other words, we’re growing fast, we’re continually learning, and we love to help other businesses do the same.

Website: www.capitalearning.co.uk
Twitter: @CapitaLearning


Awards Sponsors

CIPD - L&D professional of the year award

We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. 

We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the expertise to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

We’re independent and not-for-profit and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. We exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, the agility and the strength to make a real difference for our members, for businesses, for the economy and for all working people.

Website: www.cipd.co.uk
Twitter: @CIPD



CAKE - Best leadership development award

CAKE – Your People Development Partner.

At CAKE, we believe that developing people should be the essential ingredient at the heart of every organisation.

We specialise in providing the right mix of coaching, mentoring, leadership and management development solutions. We help organisations develop and deliver their learning and development strategies, through our innovative, blended learning approach and inspire individuals to reach their full potential.

Our CAKE team are highly experienced learning and development professionals with a passion and commitment to making a difference, whether on an individual, team or organisational level, and we pride ourselves on our reputation and business relationships.

As a result of our reputation, CAKE has built a broad client portfolio across all business sectors and we work regularly in partnership with clients both in the UK and internationally.

Through our collaborative approach, using CAKE as a metaphor for you and your organisation, we take the time to understand your business (your CAKE), the culture and the heart of your organisation, your people.  We help to identify what ingredients are needed for your recipe of success. Stripping back the jargon and hype, we provide sustainable, quality development initiatives with tangible results, the perfect CAKE.
We are specialists in Leadership and Management Development, Coaching and Mentoring, and Organisational Development.  We are approved and accredited by both the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and CMI (Chartered Management Institute) to deliver qualifications to Level 7 in Leadership and Management and Coaching and Mentoring. Outside of colleges and universities we one of the very few ILM & CMI accredited centres in the country with ‘Direct Claim’ status for all our ILM & CMI  programmes, something we are rather proud of.

Website: www.cakepd.co.uk 
Telephone: 01603 733006
Twitter: @cakepd1
Facebook: CAKE People Development
LinkedIn CAKE PD


Bray Leino Learning - L&D team of the year award

‘Whatever it Takes’

Learning isn’t just about attending a programme anymore. It’s a complete experience. It’s building excitement and desire. It’s taking responsibility for development. At Bray Leino Learning we understand this. We recognise the benefit of a good strategy and the ability to deliver it well. That’s why we don’t just deliver learning solutions; we work closely with our clients to truly understand their business, goals and objectives, and their people.

What do we do with this knowledge? We embed modern learning cultures, transforming your business through blended learning, and shifting the responsibility of development to your people in a way that engages and excites them, through practised pull learning strategies.

We truly are an L&D consultancy. With decades of learning design and delivery experience and facilitation, commercial knowledge, instructional design experts and outstanding eLearning designers we are able to offer our clients the perfect solution, created just for them. Because every organisation is different. And when we team that with the marketing knowledge and creative expertise of our sister company – a top 3 Marketing and Communications agency – we’ve got the perfect recipe for success.

Our consultative approach, the fact that we care so much about learning, our clients and their people, the quality of our solutions and our own people means we are a brand you can trust. And we are proud of it.

That’s why we have an enviable client list, working with some big household names, and love building long-term partnerships – we’ve worked with some of our clients for over 20 years!

Whatever the topic, if you’re looking for change – behaviour change, knowledge change or culture change – and want to achieve great ROI and build a hunger for learning, then we may just be the perfect fit.

Website: http://brayleinolearning.co.uk
Twitter: @BrayLearning

LinkedIn: Bray Leino Learning


TOWARD> - Best training partnership award

We are coaches. We develop leaders. We coach teams.

TOWARD has been working with senior leaders from global organisations for over 10 years.
We are courageous. We create space for truthful conversations.

If you want your leaders to consistently perform at their optimum level, executive coaching is an ideal platform to support this. Coaching provides a powerful environment that allows the client to commit to sustained behavioural change. We are happy delivering this both face to face and remotely.

We are committed to supporting high performance in senior teams. We encourage teams to be courageous & go beyond the presenting problems to facilitate adult relationships. Teams need a purpose & a plan, however, they also need strong relationships that can thrive in pressurising, uncertain environments.

Team coaching is based on thorough diagnosis of existing & new data. We use this data to inform the process and to create a base line against which we can measure progress.

All our coaches are accredited and experienced working with senior leaders in large commercial organisations.

TOWARD also create and deliver a diverse range of bespoke leadership development programmes using knowledge-based experiential learning. Our programmes don’t just focus on the ‘now’, they support ongoing change in leaders by using simple and innovative methods to embed the learning for the future. We are committed to ensuring that our programmes are applicable and practice based rather than purely intellectual and conceptual.

Our programmes typically last 6-12 months, however the length of time and the methodology are developed in partnership with the client.

Website: www.towardltd.com
Twitter: @TOWARDLtd


Cranfield School of Management - Best talent development award

Cranfield School of Management is one of the longest established schools in Europe, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. As part of Cranfield University, the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate and post-experience university, our faculty and facilitators are highly skilled at engaging with the 15,000 experienced and challenging learners that come to Cranfield each year through our executive and professional development programmes.

Many of Cranfield’s academic faculty are drawn from senior positions in industry, and links into the commercial world are maintained through consultancy, research and executive development activities. Our contribution to global innovation is therefore world-leading, changing the way society thinks, works and learns.

Cranfield’s Centre for Customised Executive Development is widely recognised as a world leader in tailored management and leadership development. With a specialist Centre consisting of 40 experts in custom development, we are consistently ranked amongst the top ten business schools in Europe for custom programmes.

Our proven track record of global delivery with organisations such as L’Oréal, Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC, Unilever, Air Asia, Civil Service Learning and Atos means our faculty and tutor teams have extensive experience of enabling learning in different cultures and environments. This global delivery capability is enhanced by our innovative Networked Learning approach which leverages digital technology to powerful effect.

Cranfield University is also one of the first in the UK to be offering Master’s level apprenticeship programmes, known as Masterships®, helping organisations to invest their Apprenticeship Levy fund to develop leaders who can look up and out, think strategically, provide a sense of purpose, act with agility, and develop an ethical, innovative and supportive culture that delivers results.  

Website: www.cranfield.ac.uk/som 
Twitter: @CranfieldExec
Facebook: Cranfield Management
LinkedIn and Youtube



Dods Training

Dods Training is the learning and development division of Dods Group plc. The company was formed 20 years ago because of demand for workshops examining Parliament and Government.

Since then, we have expanded our product range and established our reputation as the leading provider of learning and development on governance and policy making. In addition, we have built a reputation for excellence in providing personal development, communication skills and bespoke training services.

As well as our acclaimed open course programme we also design, develop and deliver bespoke training both in the UK and internationally. We have extensive experience running courses and workshops around the globe and hosting international delegations on study visits to the UK.

We believe you will benefit from using Dods Training because of an unrivalled combination of:

  • Our unique position as a long-standing partner to the UK Government and European Union
  • Our cutting edge methods of working, practical focus and attention to detail
  • Our access to market-leading products offered by the wider Dods Group
  • Our nationwide team of subject matter experts and experienced trainers