Royal recognition for Clarkson Evans after the electrical contractor is deemed to put its employees first

Clarkson Evans is being commended by Princess Anne for its commitment to training and skills development.

The Gloucestershire-based electrical contractor is among 40 organisations to be awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, the City & Guilds Group has announced today (Tuesday 15th August).

The list of awardees includes public and private sector businesses of all sizes, from areas including hospitality, healthcare, finance and manufacturing. Clarkson Evans is the only company based in Gloucestershire and the only business operating in the new homes sector to have achieved this accolade.

The exceptional businesses will be honoured by HRH The Princess Royal for creating lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance. They will receive their awards in a ceremony due to take place this autumn.

The Princess Royal Training Awards were delivered for the first time last year by the City & Guilds Group. Each application was assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence by the Princess Royal Training Awards Commission, which comprised of HRH The Princess Royal and seven leading figures in the business and training community.

Commenting on this year’s recipients, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group said: ‘From household brands to leading charities, employers of all sizes across the UK are seeing real and tangible benefits of training and developing their people. The Princess Royal Training Awards provide both recognition and the opportunity to share best practice and its impact. I congratulate the 40 successful organisations who presented their evidence and achieved the standard required by the Award in 2017. They are worthy recipients of this prestigious and rigorous royal award and we are delighted to be able to deliver it through the City & Guilds Group.’

Lindsey Young, HR & Training Director at Clarkson Evans said: “The Princess Royal Training Award is yet another external endorsement of the quality of our staff training programme and we are thrilled to be among this year’s recipients.

“The marketplace to attract high calibre apprentices to join our company is increasingly competitive as more and more young people turn their backs on university and consider an apprenticeship instead. Securing this award will help to strengthen our position as an employer of choice in the construction industry and help to build our brand nationally,” added Lindsey.

For further information, please contact:

Elaine Hodgin, Head of Sales & Marketing, Clarkson Evans Ltd on 01452 858985 or

About the Princess Royal Training Awards

Now in its second year, the Princess Royal Training Awards honours employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits. The Princess Royal Training Awards recognise the achievement of a standard of excellence rather than selecting overall winners.

The awards are supported by the City & Guilds Group President, HRH The Princess Royal, who is an active advocate for skills development.

Applications were assessed against three Hallmarks of Excellence:

  1. Training and learning and development is integral to business performance
  2. The programme is delivered efficiently and effectively
  3. The programme has an impact on the success of the organisation and its people

The successful organisations for 2017 can be found here.

Clarkson Evans

Clarkson Evans’ network of 17 regional branches stretches from Newquay to Crawley and Southampton to Stafford employing around 800 highly skilled members of staff.

For 36 years, the company has worked alongside all the UK’s major house builders including Barratt, Bovis, Charles Church, David Wilson, Persimmon, Redrow and Taylor Wimpey, among others. In 2016, Clarkson Evans wired over 17,000 new homes, that’s more than one in 10 of all new homes built across England and Wales.