Congratulations to TrainingZone.co.uk feature writer Verity Gough who has been recognised for the quality of her work after winning the specialist media prize at the Avanta Press Awards this week.
The awards honour journalists whose writing demonstrates a clear awareness of the issues surrounding employment and skills. Articles from both TrainingZone.co.uk and sister site HRZone.co.uk were shortlisted for the prize.
Gough, pictured above with Sunder Katwala, general secretary of the Fabian Society (left), and Janette Faherty, CEO of Avanta (right), said: "I am really thrilled to receive this award - not only as a personal achievement but also to show the expertise of the editorial team on both HRZone.co.uk and TrainingZone.co.uk."
TrainingZone features editor Susie Finch said: "This award is justly deserved. I've always been impressed by Verity's thorough and detailed approach to feature writing. I congratulate her and look forward to more award winning features to come!"
To read some of Verity's features, click on the following titles:
Is mentoring the poor relation to coaching?
Despite the similarities, the coaching industry continues to grab column inches, while mentoring remains firmly in the background. Verity Gough says it’s all a matter of opinion.
Smashing the glass ceiling
With an increasing number of women taking up executive roles in management and leadership, is the glass ceiling becoming nothing more than an outmoded expression? Verity Gough talks to three inspiring women who have made it to the top.
Boom or bust:Is the training industry in crisis?
As the credit crunch bites hard into the UK economy, Verity Gough investigates whether the training sector is starting to feel the pinch.
Talk to the hand
Email and telephone methods have traditionally supplemented face-to-face coaching but will they ever become fully-fledged alternatives? Verity Gough reports.
Put your thinking hat on: A profile of chuck Dymer
As the world's first master trainer for Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats' method, Chuck Dymer has gained a global reputation for his captivating and creative lateral thinking workshops. Verity Gough finds out more...