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Accountancy firm wins recognition for its commitment to training at prestigious national awards.

Clive Owen LLP, which has offices in Darlington, Durham, York and Middlesbrough has been recognised with a national award for its commitment to training and employee development. The firm has been honoured with the Earn & Learn Scheme Highest Percentage of the Workforce Award at The 5% Club UK National Employer Earn & Learn Awards for 2023. Clive Owen LLP already holds a gold accredited membership under the 5% Club’s rigorous 2022-2023 Employer Audit Scheme and have also been accredited with this award for the second year running to stretch 2023-24. The Earn & Learn Scheme Award is a prestigious recognition given to the employer who, through The 5% Club Annual Employer Audit, demonstrates the highest percentage of their full-time equivalent workforce engaged in recognised workplace learning schemes. Clive Owen LLP stands out in this regard, with an impressive 37 percent of its team actively enrolled in apprenticeships, graduate schemes, and various other work-based training programmes. Clive Owen LLP has launched its own bespoke training programme to ensure that all members of the team get access to quality training and upskilling opportunities. The programme, named ASPIRE, comprises 4 distinct elements, that support growth and personal progression. Gary Ellis, Managing Partner at Clive Owen LLP, said: “Winning this award is a testament to our belief in continuous development and the potential of every individual in our team. We are proud to be recognised for our efforts in cultivating a learning culture within our firm.” “Our commitment to nurturing talent at all levels is a core part of our ethos,” added Caroline Bowerbank, HR Director at Clive Owen LLP “This award reflects our dedication to providing ongoing learning opportunities, not only for new starters but also for long-standing team members.” The firm’s commitment to work-based learning is exemplified through diverse success stories. Rema Uddin, of the Darlington office, is currently studying towards her ATT-CTA qualification, which involves a series of professional exams and on-the-job learning, highlighting the firm’s support towards development. Additionally, Ben Curtis, who joined the firm in August 2023, is completing his AAT qualification, showcasing the firm’s dedication to supporting the next generation of professionals. Gill Cronin, Director of Operations, The 5% Club said: “Congratulations to Clive Owen LLP for winning The 5% Club UK National Employer “Earn & Learn” Awards: Employment (Highest Percentage) for an SME, sponsored by Unifrog. “Through The 5% Club Annual Employer Audit, Clive Owen LLP has demonstrated the highest percentage of their full-time equivalent workforce on recognised workplace learning schemes among all participating SMEs. This is an impressive achievement and great to see a company investing in its people.”

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