CMI Partner Awards

We are constantly astounded by our partners' ingenuity and dedication to their learners’ development and employability. In a year that has brought about unique challenges and as we adapt to a new normal, we are seeing some remarkable innovation from our partners to create #BetterManagers.

2022 Award nominations now open

Visit the individual award pages to find out who our winners are and how to apply for next years awards.

What are the Partner Awards?

We want our partners to share and celebrate their fantastic achievements.  There are many reasons to enter the CMI Partner Awards, not least the award itself!

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Benchmarking

Prove that you are the best in the industry - benchmark yourself and beat your competitors

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Motivation & Reward

Celebrate your team’s behind your success. Showcase your business and promote your team

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Attract the best talent

Winning an award will help with recruitment and retention

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Increase your credibility

Whilst also endorsing your company’s brand, proving you, your team and your company stand out from the crowd

Categories Celebrating Individuals

Below are our three Partner Award categories. The shortlists for our 2021 Awards have now been announced.

Outstanding Student of the Year

The Student of the Year Award is given to a student who has demonstrated positive impact on their professional development. Nominate a CMI learner, today.

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year Award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of an apprentice making a difference for themselves, their organisation and the community around them.

CMI Champion of the Year

The CMI Champion of the Year recognises someone from the CMI Community who champions CMI and lives our mission of creating better led and managed organisations.

Categories Celebrating Organisations

Below are our four Partner Award categories. The shortlists for our 2021 Awards have now been announced.

Outstanding Training Provider of the Year

This Award recognises one of our non-HE provider partners for execptional impact on learner experience, professional or personal development.

Outstanding HE Training Provider of the Year

The Outstanding HE Training Provider of the Year is awarded to one of our HE partners for outstanding impact on student experience, development and employability.

Outstanding Innovation of the Year

This award is presented to one of our Partners for demonstrating remarkable innovation in the design and delivery of their Management and Leadership programme.

Employee Development Initiative of the Year

This award is presented to an employer who has gone above and beyond to support the development of their employees, helping them to become skilled, qualified managers and leaders.

The 2020 Category Winners

HE Partner of the Year

Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University

Learning Provider Partner of the Year

Corndel

Outstanding Innovation & Delivery Award

Travis Perkins

CMI Award of Excellence: Apprentice of the Year

Anthony Collins, Level 3 Diploma & First Line Management, Veolia (Dudley College of Technology)

CMI Award of Excellence: Student of the Year

Oniba Khalid, MSc in International Management, University of Leicester, School of Business

The 2020 Category Shortlists

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CMI HE Partner of the Year

CMI HE Partner of the Year is awarded to one of our Higher Education partners for outstanding positive impact on student experience, professional development and employability as a result of their partnership with us.

  • Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Coventry University
  • University of Exeter
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Learning Provider Partner of the Year

The CMI Learning Provider of the Year award recognises one of our non-HE provider partners for exceptional positive effect on learner experience, professional development and impact in the workplace as a result of their partnership with us.

  • WhiteHat
  • Exeter College
  • Corndel
  • Captiva
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Outstanding Innovation & Delivery of the Year

The CMI Outstanding Innovation & Delivery of the Year award is presented to one of our partners for demonstrating remarkable innovation in the design and delivery of their Management & Leadership programmes, and its impact on learner outcomes.

  • Travis Perkins
  • University of Exeter Business School
  • Dudley College of Technology
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Award of Excellence: Student of the Year

The CMI Student of the Year award is given to an exceptional learner who has demonstrated a positive impact on their own professional development and academic studies through effective application of the theory they’ve learned.

  • Maryam Abdulmajeed Merza Khalil Alhubaishi, MA Luxury Brand Management, Regent's University
  • Oniba Khalid, MSc in International Management, University of Leicester, School of Business
  • Stephen Stronach, Level 8 Award in Management & Leadership, West College Scotland, Paisley Campus
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Award of Excellence: Apprentice of the Year

The CMI Apprentice of the Year award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of an apprentice who has successfully applied their learning in the workplace to the advance themselves, their organisation and the community around them.

  • Anthony Collins, Level 3 Diploma & First Line Management, Veolia, Dudley College of Technology
  • Steven Hawtin, Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, DVSA, QA Apprenticeships
  • Kim Walter, Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship, Pentland Brands, WhiteHat