The Distinguished Trainer Award is designed to honour trainers who have more than five years of training experience. Here's how the winners feel about their achievements: Kelvin Ju Senior regional training manager, AIG It is an honour to be nominated and to represent AIG in receiving the prestigious award. The judging process was rewarding as it gave me an opportunity to reflect on my work over the past few years, and allowed me to enhance my knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly contribute to my future success in the field of people development. The rigorous and fair judging process reinforced my learning experience over the past few years. It is my honour to be awarded, but most importantly, I would not have been here without the united set, cast and crew who pulled together as a team. Amy Kwong Training officer, CLP Power Participating in the award was a valuable and rewarding experience. The judging process gave me momentum to further sharpen my training skills. Winning this award was a great encouragement. I will dedicate my effort and continue to contribute to my company. I would like to take this occasion to express my heartfelt thanks to my managers and colleagues for their full support. May Li Training officer, Civil Service Training & Development Institute, CSB Taking part in the award provided me with an excellent opportunity to enhance my professionalism as an effective and competent trainer. It was an invaluable experience for broadening my views on planning, delivering and evaluating the training processes. Frankie Lo Assistant manager, Fortis Financial Services Academy, Fortis Insurance Participating in the competition has broadened my perspective, given me the opportunity to reflect on what I have done, enhanced my confidence in meeting future challenges and driven me to further break through and excel in my career. Thanks for the support of my team and nomination of Fortis. Vincent Tang IT training manager, HSBC Throughout my journey in IT training, I discovered that the more inspiring training programmes I designed and delivered, the more I found myself transforming. It is not about how much we learn; the most important thing is how much we are willing to apply it into our daily life. When I see the trainees 'putting knowledge into practice', I truly see the power and impact of training. Effective training should inspire people to change in their hearts. Receiving this recognition of the Distinguished Trainer Award is a positive reinforcement which reinforces my passion and enthusiasm to lead our colleagues. Catherine Tong People development specialist, The Hong Kong Jockey Club The award is a recognition of my dedication to the field of training. The judging process provided valuable opportunities for me to gain new insights into my training profession. I would like to extend my gratitude to my company, managers and peers for their ongoing support and encouragement. Christopher Yang Senior leadership and management development manager, HSBC I feel extremely happy because my professionalism has been recognised by a renowned organisation. I'm surprised as I never thought that I would be a winner. This has been a beneficial experience in light of what I've learned, and I've enjoyed the process throughout, especially with the support of my company, my colleagues and my family. The experience has both refreshed and energised my career after 13 years in training. This contest is very competitive with many professionals and experts involved, and my success has enhanced my competitiveness. The Outstanding New Trainer Award honours those who have less than five years of training experience. Here's what these winners have to say: Jonathan Bok Manager of wealth management training, HSBC Through competing with the cream of new trainers in the industry, the competition helped me develop into a more competent training consultant. It has also been an invaluable experience that will benefit my work. Viola Chan Senior regional training manager, AIG Competition for talented staff has been tough in the financial industry in recent years and, to stay ahead, every HR professional has had to find ways of attracting and retaining talent. It reminds me that as part of the HR family, we should not limit ourselves to merely meeting our employees' learning needs, but we should instead position ourselves as proactive business partners. The experience gained in this competition has expanded my horizon on how to translate learning into results and hence to become a real business partner. Andy Clark HR director, ClarkMorgan Corporate Training I am delighted to have received such a prestigious recognition. I would like to thank the examiners and the organisation for being so professional and thorough. As a relatively young trainer, it is excellent to have the opportunity to go through such a detailed process to help me analyse every area of building truly successful training. Ivy Poon Assistant quality service manager, The Great Eagle Properties Management Where there is training, there is quality. Training is integral to attaining quality. Quality flows from training. As a trainer, my role is to encourage, support, enjoy and contribute towards an environment where quality and passion can flourish. Thus, 'I contribute and I enjoy' is what I believe. Susane Yan Manager PFS Training, HSBC The award is a recognition and, more importantly, an encouragement to me as a new trainer. I decided to become a training professional two years ago, and now I think I have made the right choice. The honour should also go to my colleagues and my manager, especially Grace Ip, who has played an important role in my professional development. Lester Yeung Training and development executive, T&D, PCCW The award has been an invaluable experience for me to further develop my visions and horizons in the training profession. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supervisors and colleagues for their enormous inspiration and support. Vincent Woo Training Officer, PCCW This award is very encouraging. It not only gives me great happiness but also a sense of obligation. I would like to thank my managers and colleagues for their encouragement and support. I will continue to devote myself to providing outstanding training services.