Princess Royal Training Awards 2023 now open!

Princess Royal Training Awards 2023 now open!

Princess Royal Training Awards 2023 now open!

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

The Princess Royal Training Awards are now open for 2023!

The awards recognise excellence in workplace learning and development. They are free to enter and encourage nominations from employers in the UK and Ireland who can show they are investing in their people’s training and improving their people and organisational performance.

Closing date for nominations is 31 March 2023.

Why enter the Princess Royal Training Awards?

The Princess Royal Training Awards are one of the most prestigious L&D and People Development awards programmes in the UK and Ireland.

They are supported by president HRH The Princess Royal and are delivered by the reputable City & Guilds Foundation. Winners of the awards are invited to a ceremony hosted by The Princess Royal, in previous years this has taken place at the historic Banqueting House, Whitehall, London and Mansion House.

“Many employers are making positive contributions to our wider communities and economies by up-skilling and empowering their employees. The Princess Royal Training Awards provide a platform for such employers, giving them the accolade they deserve.”

HRH The Princess Royal, president of The City and Guilds of London Institute and the Princess Royal Training Awards.

Winners of the 2022 Princess Royal Training Awards

In 2022, 47 organisations were personally congratulated on stage by HRH The Princess Royal, alongside Chief Executive of City & Guilds, Kirstie Donnelly MBE and Chair of City & Guilds, Dame Ann Limb at Banqueting House, London.

Winners included;

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Cafe Nero
  • ChildmindingUK
  • Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  • Light Foundations
  • The Donkey Sanctuary
  • Travis Perkins

Enter the Awards

If you are investing in your people, their training, their learning and development, and you want to be recognised for your achievements at the highest level – these are the awards for you!

The awards are open to all organisations in the UK and Ireland regardless of size and sector and are free to enter. Plus, if you have introduced multiple training initiatives you can enter multiple applications and increase your chances of winning.

You can find out if you are eligible using this handy tool provided by the awards here.

And if you need support with your entry, get in touch!

We can help you to win by learning your story, crafting your winning entry and managing the process from start to finish so you can continue doing what you do best.

Contact us today and a member of our team will get back to you. We look forward to supporting you to win!

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Top 10 Business Awards & Recognition Predictions for 2023

Top 10 Business Awards & Recognition Predictions for 2023

Top 10 Business Awards & Recognition Predictions for 2023

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By Donna O’Toole

The awards industry has been on a huge journey over the last few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Here are my top 10 business awards and recognition predictions in 2023 and what the future holds for big brands, SMEs, entrepreneurs, and the awards organisers who recognise and celebrate them.

1. Awards that showcase the ‘Employer Brand’ will become a no.1 priority

One trend that I predict will continue to gain popularity is the recognition of businesses for their “employer brand.”

With the cost of hiring and retaining top talent becoming increasingly expensive and competitive, businesses need to clearly demonstrate their values and culture in order to attract and retain the best employees.

Winning awards for their employer brand sends a strong, positive message to potential hires that the company is a great place to work, offers an exceptional employee experience, and invests in learning and development.

We know this to be true because our own clients have reported that winning awards for their employer brand immediately increased job applications by 30% and significantly improved the quality of talent applying.

2. Awards that give access to finance and investment connections will be pivotal to supporting growth and innovation

Another area that will likely become more prominent in awards programmes is the recognition of businesses that have a strong financial model and a considered approach to growth.

While many awards organisers adjusted criteria to be more lenient due to the financial impact of the pandemic and ongoing financial crisis, it’s important now to shift our focus to what has been achieved (even if that is purely survival) and celebrating the successes of today.

Awards programmes that consider a business’s financial performance can be pivotal to helping leaders and teams polish their pitch and will even expedite investment. Awards supported by financial institutions, investors, and industry leaders often provide valuable connections and wider benefits for entrants (even if you don’t win!).

Our clients have reported that being a finalist or winner in these types of awards has led to offers of finance that they were previously unable to obtain.

3. Entrepreneurs will stand out in business awards competitions as they lead a new revolution

Since 2020 we’ve seen an insurgence of new entrepreneurs who took the opportunity to take control of their futures and launch that dream venture. They say there’s nothing like a crisis for sparking a change, and wow, have we seen some changes!

These are the challengers and disruptors whose ideas are changing the world.

So I’m delighted to see that awards categories for entrepreneurs, families and small businesses have grown and grown over the last few years, recognising them as the lifeblood of our economy.

As more and more entrepreneurs realise the significance of growing their profile and taking control of their own reputation, winning awards is becoming increasingly important to their success – and organisers of the biggest awards will continue to ensure they have relevant categories available for them to fairly compete in and recognise their achievements.

4. Awards recognising excellent Customer Experience will continue to drive industry standards

Another trend that is expected to continue is the recognition of businesses for their customer experience.

If there’s one award that every business wants, it’s one that shows new and existing customers that they are the best company to buy from in their industry because they care about their customers.

Winning awards that demonstrate credibility, trustworthiness, and excellent customer service can be especially valuable for relatively new businesses or those in industries where customer experience is a constant challenge, such as telecoms, travel, utilities, communications, and healthcare.

These types of awards are setting the pace, raising customer expectations, and actively driving industry standards by giving the very best businesses a clear platform to stand out from the competition.

5. Awards will provide real proof of impact in Learning & Development

Since the pandemic, we have been thrust into a wave of new learning and development experiences. Businesses had to adapt fast to a new wave of flexible, hybrid working conditions, and their people had to learn to do their jobs in new and very different ways.

These changes have set standards for a new norm, and we’re now seeing the results thanks to a combination of exceptional teams putting new processes into action, often hand-in-hand with a bigger digital transformation of the business.

We have seen more L+D and HR teams from public services embrace business awards and recognise their often extremely difficult work – and we will continue to do so.

Awards that celebrate these changes are helping to prove the commercial success and impact of continuous learning in every sector, which can often be overlooked in favour of the departments that ‘shout louder (like products, sales and marketing). It’s these award-winning teams who will drive continuous innovation in 2023.

6. Awards will promote new workplace standards by recognising the businesses truly putting their people first

A few years ago people shouted about their ‘people culture’ when their business had a popcorn machine, a pool table and paid for the odd boozy day out. Today, we know that one bowl of fruit does not make for a happy culture or a progressive workplace.

New awards recognising holistic, tech-enabled, flexible workplace cultures, and celebrating true diversity and inclusion, ingenious workplace design, improved human and organisational performance, widely supported mental, financial and personal health and well-being will set the standards and promote the continued improvement of workplaces across the world.

7. Awards recognising ‘good’ social and environmental behaviours will continue to improve sustainability goals

Once upon a time it was expected that only large businesses needed to do something ‘good’ out there in the world (to offset all that big money they were making). This expectation has changed for the better and now applies to all.

The majority of awards now recognise and celebrate social responsibility and altruism at every stage and level of business (whether it’s in the criteria or not).

From the smallest startups who are following their purpose by donating their time, expertise or a percentage of profits to those less fortunate, to the largest global organisations that have a fully developed Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and are making huge strides towards Net Zero – responsible business behaviours stand out.

No matter the size or sector of the business, living and breathing a sustainable vision and demonstrating its impact will be paramount to both awards and business success in 2023.

8. International awards programmes will drive international business performance

Another trend that is not going away is the celebration of businesses across global regions.

As more businesses than ever import and export, expand in size, shape and territory, and buy and sell their wares in the global marketplace, so too will they be celebrated by global awards programmes.

Thanks to the pandemic, many global awards programmes adopted hybrid processes so that international entrants could be welcomed without the time and cost or potential health restrictions of travelling. The most popular format today for these events is a combination of online entry, video-based presentations and in-person or hybrid ceremonies, we predict this will continue to grow in 2023, delivering all the awards benefits to all the entrants, no matter where they are in the world.

9. Awards will celebrate the true human impact of new digital technologies

There’s no getting away from digital and technological development. Just as we think we’ve seen the ‘next best thing’ come along, it’s swiftly usurped by the next ‘next best thing’.

Over the last few years, this has been reflected in new tech-based awards and categories, which I predict will continue to grow in 2023. We now have awards for every type of tech you can imagine – fintech, greentech, edutech, proptech, insuretech, martech, entech, meditech, and the list goes on.

From AI to Apps, to the proprietary platforms that ‘do it all’, the data they provide and the cyber-security they deliver, we will celebrate their success with awards. But the pathway to the winning podium just gets tougher – so the secret to winning will not just be in how they work or the value they have delivered, but how they define the true impact of their technology.

10. Awards ceremonies will deliver even bigger business value in 2023

Over the past few years, awards organisers have had the challenge of their lives.

In 2020, they developed new pandemic-proof online ceremonies.

In 2021, some of these programmes tentatively came back to a live event (depending on lockdowns) and naturally caution was exercised at every level, from health and safety to costs and bookings. People who attended the ceremonies in person took them seriously and safely, but were so happy to see each other and just to be ‘out’ that just being present in the room was celebration enough – we chatted and laughed and enjoyed being sociable once more.

In 2022, people were really ready to party! Many awards ceremonies had their biggest presence ever, the champagne flowed as finalists joined together in the biggest business award celebrations of their lifetime.

So what’s in store for 2023 award events? I know all of the best awards organisers continually evaluate what entrants want and strive to offer a hugely valuable event, so I can’t wait to see new ideas at events, more emerging talent, greater diversity, wider impact for winners, and more individuality celebrated, and I’m certain we are in for some unforgettable surprises.

Winning Awards in 2023

All in all, there is no doubt that awards will continue to play a vital role in the success of businesses of all sizes in 2023. Why?

Because research shows that employees recognised with awards are more engaged and stay longer.

Brands recognised with current awards gain more customers than the brands without.

And overall, award-winning businesses have a higher turnover than their competitors even five years after winning (references all in my book).

So, even whilst we live through what feels like a perma-crisis, there are many ways to create a positive impact on your business, team and project by recognising and celebrating excellence in areas such as employer brand, financial performance, innovation, customer experience, diversity and inclusion, technology and more.

And our industry awards programmes are ready to provide another valuable year of opportunities for you to differentiate and stand out in a crowded global marketplace, so that you can accelerate your success in 2023.

To start your winning journey join my next FREE Awards Strategy workshop here.

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New Year Honours List 2023

The much-anticipated New Year Honours List has now been revealed and includes 1,107 inspirational individuals on the main list who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields, such as the Armed Forces and the sporting arena. An additional 141 people were recognised by the Foreign Office for services to the UK from overseas and internationally. Honours range from the Companion of Honour and the Order of the Bath, through Knighthoods and Damehoods, to CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and the BEM.

There is always a lot of media hype around the celebrities who receive honours, but it’s brilliant to see hundreds of our community heroes recognised in the List. These are the ‘everyday’ people who use their time, skills, and incredible spirit to give back to their fellow humans, professions, industries and communities in one way or another – and often despite their own personal battles. In fact, the majority of the main list recipients (60%) are people who have been recognised primarily for having undertaken outstanding work in their communities – either in a voluntary or charitable capacity.

 

Who received an Honour?

Demonstrating that it’s never too early or late in life to make an impact, there are many heart-warming examples of recognition for young and old alike. At one end of the age spectrum, 18-year-old Dara McAnulty from Annalong, Co Down (below), received a BEM for his environmental work and help for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, whilst the oldest recipient of the BEM was 100-year-old Peter Offord Davies, who was recognised for his work as a reading volunteer at Dean Valley Community Primary School.

Dara McAnulty

 

Campaigners & Community Heroes

A Cambridgeshire nanny who raised almost £200,000 and delivered essentials for people fleeing war-torn Ukraine was recognised – Louenna Hood received a BEM for her exceptional work.

Rachel Riley, the Countdown presenter, has been made an MBE for her efforts to raise awareness of the Holocaust and combat antisemitism.

One of the last surviving female members of the French section of the Special Operations Executive, 96-year-old Noreen Riols, has dedicated her MBE to the memory of her late “comrades”.

An MBE was awarded to Marie McCourt, who campaigned to make it harder for killers and paedophiles who hold back information on their victims to receive parole – this culminated in Helen’s Law being brought in following Helen McCourt’s murder in 1988.

 

Business Leaders & Entrepreneurial Excellence

Amongst those recognised for their contributions to business are Julianne Ponan (below), who was awarded an MBE for services to business, exports and people with allergies. The founder of Creative Nature – a successful top 14 allergen snack business that now exports to over 16 countries around the world – has done outstanding work to educate others about the risks, dangers and realities of living with allergies and anaphylaxis.

Julianne Ponan

The Chairman of FinTech Scotland, Stephen Ingledew, has become an OBE for services to establishing the Financial Technology Sector in Scotland as part of his influential 40-year career in the industry. He’s worked tirelessly to make the financial world more open, creative and inclusive through innovation and progressive working methods.

Jack Churchill and Toby Sutton, the co-founders of Scanning Pens – an organisation that provides portable text-to-speech pen scanners which empower young and adult readers by giving them the tool to access printed text anywhere, instantly – were both awarded OBEs for services to international trade and people with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Sporting Honours

The sporting highlight of the year for many people was the Lionesses triumph at the 2022 European Championships (below) – the first major tournament success for a senior England team since the men’s 1966 World Cup success. Three of the team’s star players were awarded MBEs including Lucy Bronze, Ellen White and Beth Mead, who also was victorious at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022. Team captain Leah Williamson was made an OBE, while their Dutch head coach Sarina Wiegman received an honorary CBE in the Foreign Office list.

England's Lionesses

Elsewhere, Pat Jennings was made a CBE for his football and charity service in Northern Ireland, and the captain of Scotland’s team, Andy Robertson, received an MBE to recognise his work for charity and with young people.

Gold medal-winning Olympic heptathlete Denise Lewis – now the president of Commonwealth Games England – was awarded a damehood. 

 

Entertaining the Nation

Brian May (below), the Queen guitarist who played God Save The Queen on Buckingham Palace’s roof during the Golden Jubilee celebrations, was knighted for services to music and charity following over 50 years in one of Britain’s most popular rock bands. In addition to his musical exploits, Brian is an astrophysicist and animal welfare campaigner.

Brian May

Comedian Frank Skinner was awarded an MBE for services to entertainment, while Merseyside-born actor Stephen Graham was made an OBE.

 

The Power of Recognition

So what can this kind of recognition really do?

Recognition conveys appreciation. It says thank you. It shows gratitude. It builds relationships. It inspires innovation. And ultimately, it drives people forward with more vigour than ever to do even more good in the world.

We see the impact of recognition in the workplace all the time – a study revealed that employees who are given recognition show:

26% increase in engagement
22% increase in effectiveness
33% increase in innovation

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88% of employees who were recognised for their contribution said they were more motivated and inspired to do even better work. It’s not about doing something just to get recognised, it’s about being altruistic and using what you can to make a change and have an impact.

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Win Awards to Improve Staff Wellbeing

Christmas has come and gone in a flash, the New Year is well and truly upon us, the days are still short and cold, and we have just experienced Blue Monday – the “most depressing day of the year”. However, fear not…

Now is the ideal time to give your staff a boost through the power of awards, as many of the most prestigious industry awards are either open now or in the near future. Seize this moment to plan and launch your awards strategy for 2022.

As well as raising your business profile, generating greater brand awareness and increasing turnover, awards such as the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, British Business Excellence Awards, Customer Experience Awards, Employee Experience Awards, Scale-Up Awards, and Learning Awards will also provide outcomes that are linked to improving the wellbeing of your workforce.

From employee engagement and retention, to raising morale and lifting entire communities, awards play an essential role in creating the ʻbest place to workʼ. Award nominations and wins can considerably improve staff motivation, satisfaction and development.

When we conducted a customer survey in 2021, we asked what had changed since simply entering awards – 83% said that ‘Team Morale’ had increased. What’s more, a research study by Sapio revealed that 32% of businesses saw an improvement in ‘Staff Retention’.

As a result, employees will speak more positively about their workplace, which could be a draw for experienced candidates. An award-winning business has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting new clients, whilst also impacting the local community with added credibility, trust and purpose.

 

Stop Waiting. Start Winning!

With so much to gain, it’s time to take action, banish those blues, and get in touch with the awards experts at August Recognition. If you would like to discover more about how we can support you to win awards, simply get in touch here.

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What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

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New Year Honours List 2022

The much-anticipated New Year Honours List has now been revealed and includes 1,278 inspirational individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields, such as the Armed Forces, the sporting arena and even through services to the UK from overseas and internationally.

There is always a lot of media hype around the celebrities who receive honours, but it’s brilliant to see hundreds of our community heroes recognised in the List. These are the ‘everyday’ people who use their time, skills, and incredible spirit to give back to their fellow humans, professions, industries and communities in one way or another – and often despite their own personal battles.

Honours range from the Companion of Honour and the Order of the Bath, through Knighthoods and Damehoods, to CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and the BEM.

Who received an Honour?

The statistics show greater diversity amongst the recipients than ever before:

  • 156 people (12.2%) were appointed CBE or higher.
  • 1,122 candidates (87.8%) were selected at OBE, MBE and BEM level, as follows: 253 at OBE, 508 at MBE, 361 at BEM
  • 799 (63%) of all recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • 612 women received honours, accounting for almost half of recipients (47.9%). What’s more, 35.9% of recipients at CBE level and above are women.
  • 15.1% come from ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • 13.3% of the successful candidates are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
  • 25.5% of recipients considered themselves to come from a lower socio-economic background.
  • 3.5% of recipients are LGBT.

Demonstrating that it’s never too early or late in life to make an impact, there are many heartwarming examples of recognition for young and old alike.

At one end of the age spectrum, 11-year-old Tobias Weller – who has cerebral palsy and autism – became the youngest ever recipient of the BEM for his outstanding charity fundraising. Whilst magician Henry Lewis (below), was appointed MBE at the grand old age of 102 for his work with the Magic Circle.

Read on for highlights from the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List and to find out how and why to nominate someone you know for recognition too.

Combatting the Pandemic

Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government’s Chief Medical Advisor was recognised along with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam – Whitty’s deputy – as both men received knighthoods for their tireless work to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many more medical experts have also been honoured, including Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency, and Dr June Raine, head of the vaccines regulator MHRA, who have both been made dames. The Cabinet Office said nearly one in five (19%) of the honours are for Covid-related service.

Community Heroes

Having been inspired to raise money for the North Devon Hospice after they cared for his elderly neighbour before he passed away from cancer, 12-year-old Max Woosey (below) camped outside for almost 640 nights… and has managed to generate the incredible sum of nearly £680,000 for his efforts. He’s now been awarded the British Empire Medal.

Chrissie Simmons, a longstanding housekeeper from Condover College – a school for people with additional needs, has been appointed an MBE for her efforts during the pandemic after she implemented new measures which helped keep residents and staff safe. Despite evidence that people with learning difficulties were “extremely vulnerable” to the effects of Covid-19, the college experienced no deaths whatsoever.

Abeda Suleman Vorajee came to England from Pakistan when she was 16 and has spent decades working to improve community understanding. She became a school governor in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in her 20s and went on to promote links between different communities in the area with a particular focus on empowering young ladies and supporting women from all backgrounds. She has also been appointed an MBE. Demonstrating true altruism, charity workers who have supported various vulnerable groups throughout the pandemic were recognised.

Bridget Stratford from Newcastle University received a BEM for her services to refugees and asylum seekers, while Lisa Powis also received an award as the founder of charity ‘Painting Our World in Silver’, which has helped tackle the issue of loneliness throughout the pandemic.

Other people recognised for serving their local area include Ifran Shah who helped young people and the community in Redbridge, London, and Mohammed Miah for his charitable fundraising work in Oldham. Although 2021 has not been an easy year, these individuals went the extra mile in a bid to help local residents.

Business Leaders & Entrepreneurial Excellence

Amongst those recognised for their contributions to business are Steve Murrells, the Co-op Group’s Chief Executive, and Roger Burnley, who stepped down as Chief Executive of Asda in last year. Both have been made CBEs after being honoured for services to the food supply chain amidst staff shortages, pandemic restrictions and global disruption.

Bina Mehta, KPMG UK’s chair (above), was recognised with an OBE “for services to trade and investments in the UK and female entrepreneurs”, while former HS2 chair Douglas Oakervee has been awarded a knighthood for services to transport and infrastructure delivery. Gary Jordan – chairman of the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Club – has been awarded an MBE for services to the economy and community of Mansfield and Ashfield.

In terms of furthering regional business activity, there were honours for the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Liz Cameron, who received a CBE for services to the promotion of Scottish and UK international trade, and Lesley Moody, President of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, who was appointed OBE for services to business and to the community in the North East.

Sporting Honours

With the rescheduled Olympics and Paralympics taking place last summer in Tokyo, a number of our talented athletes were honoured for their incredible performances in Japan. Hugely decorated cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny (below) – guests at the 2021 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards – were made a knight and a dame, and Tom Daley received an OBE for services to “diving, LGBTQ+ rights and charity”.

There were OBEs for Paralympians Hannah Cockcroft, Kadeena Cox and Hannah Russell, while gold medal-winning Olympians Jonathan Brownlee (Triathlon) and Hannah Mills (Sailing) were awarded the MBE and OBE respectively. After becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title, Adam Peaty was appointed OBE.

The newly crowned 2021 Sports Personality of the Year, Emma Raducanu, made it an unforgettable few months by receiving an MBE following her extraordinary US Open tennis triumph.

Promoting Sustainability

As green processes and sustainability become more important than ever, it was great to see a number of prominent figures receive recognition for their exceptional work in this sphere. Professor Myles Allen (below), the University of Oxford’s professor of geosystem science (and the first UK scientist who demonstrated the need for a global transition to net-zero emissions in 2006) is now a CBE. In addition to teaching at Oxford, he has written for a range of groundbreaking reports, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on 1.5C.

Elsewhere, an OBE was awarded to the Head of Regulatory Affairs at RWE Renewables, Zoe Keeton, who has amassed over 20 years’ experience in the UK’s renewable energy sector, and another was given to National Grid’s Head of Futures Dr Catherine McClay.

We would love to highlight the individual achievements of everyone on this year’s Honours List but hopefully this has provided an insightful summary.

The Power of Recognition

So what can this kind of recognition really do?

Recognition conveys appreciation. It says thank you. It shows gratitude. It builds relationships. It inspires innovation. And ultimately, it drives people forward with more vigour than ever to do even more good in the world.

We see the impact of recognition in the workplace all the time – a study revealed that employees who are given recognition show:

26% increase in engagement
22% increase in effectiveness
33% increase in innovation

ALSO:

88% of employees who were recognised for their contribution said they were more motivated and inspired to do even better work. It’s not about doing something just to get recognised, it’s about being altruistic and using what you can to make a change and have an impact.

Now It’s Your Turn

To ensure that exceptional individuals in the UK continue to be recognised for their respective efforts, it’s vital to nominate people we know for the impact they have made to society.

Should you have any questions or would like to discover more about how we can support you to get someone special the recognition they deserve, simply get in touch here.

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