2017 Learning Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2017 Learning Awards, representing the highest achieving individuals and organisations in the field of learning and development, were announced yesterday by the Learning and Performance Institute. The 14 awards categories received hundreds of entries from around the globe, and included submissions from many of the world’s leading brands, alongside first-time submissions from emerging technology providers. Every shortlisted finalist has demonstrated exceptional performance and contribution to the learning profession.

Paying tribute to the support of the learning community for cementing the position of The Learning Awards as the sector’s leading awards ceremony, LPI Managing Director, Edmund Monk, said: “The heritage and reputation of The Learning Awards is unrivalled. For those who are shortlisted and those who eventually win, the experience often leads to career-changing opportunities as companies and individuals are sought out for their experience and innovation.

“The depth and quality of submissions continues to rise and I’m delighted to see that business performance improvement features heavily in the submissions. It seems that our message is getting through and learning professionals are moving away from being training course order-takers and evolving into trusted advisors to the business.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the finalists and look forward to seeing them at The Dorchester on 2nd February 2017. To those who did not make the finals they should know that, with such fierce competition, they have not failed but should be proud of their achievements. If they continue working with the business, continue raising standards and continue to innovate, we can hopefully welcome them to a future Learning Awards.”

The Learning Awards ceremony takes place at the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London’s Park Lane on Thursday 2nd February 2017.

Places may be booked via Pauline Saunders at psaunders@thelpi.org or on +44 (0)2476 496 210.


Headline Sponsor – BCS

Internal Learning Solution of the Year (Sponsored by QA)
Barclays Internal Audit
Dell Sales L&D
Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance

External Learning Solution of the Year
Accenture & BT Global Services
GoodPractice & Edrington
Growth Engineering & House of Fraser
Kineo & Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Purple Media & The Gap Partnership
QA & PwC

Apprenticeship Programme of the Year (Sponsored by CompTIA)
Babcock Clyde
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

People Development Programme of the Year (Sponsored by Insights)
Avis Budget
Bouygues Energies and Services
Migros Retail Academy
Blue Sky Performance Improvement & TSB
Rosetta Stone

Learning Technologies Award (Sponsored by Microsoft)
BI Worldwide
DHL Express
Sponge & Royal Mail
Tata Consultancy Services
Fuse Universal & Vodafone

Innovation in Learning Award (Sponsored by Afiniti)
Savv-e & Commonwealth Bank

Social & Collaborative Media Award (Sponsored by TATA Interactive Systems)

Start-up Learning Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Filtered)
Century Tech
Flick Learning
IntraQuest Training
Remote Group

Onboarding Programme of the Year (Sponsored by Blue Eskimo)
Gekko & Google GEM
Sponge & Specsavers
State Street Global Advisors
Growth Engineering & Steinhoff
Tata Steel

Learning Professional of the Year 
Gina Fleming – Novus Leisure
Paul Gapper – Happy
John Hinchliffe – Virtual College
Kate Nicholls – Sponge
Darren Storrer – Hull College
Joe Tidman – GSK

CLO of the Year (Sponsored by Safety Media)
Emma Barber – Spicerhaart
Kavita Kurup – Axis Bank
Naomi Lockwood – Cambridge Assessment
Emma Lyon – Cavendish Nuclear
Sandra Murtagh – Dell Sales L&D
Gary Spring – Barclays

Learning Team of the Year (Sponsored by TTS)
Look Ahead
Rentokil Initial
Villeroy & Boch AG

Learning Provider of the Year
CPL Online
Development Beyond Learning
Fielding Financial
Mind Gym
Virtual College

The winner of the Colin Corder Award (sponsored by Pluralsight) for significant and lasting contribution to learning will be announced at the ceremony.

Shortlisted entries will now be required to present their submissions to a panel of independent judges during judging week, hosted at The Grange City Hotel in London later this month.

The Learning Awards is proud to support this year’s nominated charity Dreamflight. Dreamflight is a registered UK charity that changes young lives through taking seriously ill and disabled children, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. A charity auction will take place before the awards presentation to raise money for the organisation.

The Learning Awards are hosted by The Learning and Performance Institute, the UK’s leading Institute for workplace learning professionals. For further information simply click here

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