Stonegate Pub Company has been awarded Best Learning and Development Strategy at the HR Excellence Awards.

The judges for the award summarised their thoughts by saying: “With great results, an innovative approach and a desire to keep the strategy evolving, it’s impressive.”

Stonegate was selected for it’s excellence in continuing to evolve the ‘Albert’s Theory of Progression’ programme, beating off competition from shortlisted global players Vodafone and Pizza Hut, amongst others.

The HR Excellence Award is the fourth Stonegate Pub Company have achieved since their first success in 2014.

Chief executive Simon Longbottom said: “It is a credit to our operational leaders and managers who identify and nurture talent in the business and support people in their development through our career pathway. We are determined to continue developing our people strategy.”