Contribution to Skills & Training

Awarded to the company, organisation, or individual(s) that can demonstrate a consistent contribution in relation to the delivery of professional training and skills development within the pump industry. 


Salamander pumps: ken vance

This is a posthumous award winner.
As training manager for Salamander Pumps, Ken Vance took it upon himself to revolutionise the way the training was delivered. He developed the ‘Salamander E-school’ on the Moodle platform, which is widely used by colleges, re-sellers, and installers, to ensure that training on Salamander’s products is as accessible and widely-used as possible. Using clever animations, the course offers a more interactive and interesting way to learn.



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