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.
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THE LEARNING AWARDS 2017 – FINALISTS
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)
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
People Development Programme of the Year (Sponsored by Insights)
Bouygues Energies and Services
Migros Retail Academy
Blue Sky Performance Improvement & TSB
Learning Technologies Award (Sponsored by Microsoft)
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)
Onboarding Programme of the Year (Sponsored by Blue Eskimo)
Gekko & Google GEM
Sponge & Specsavers
State Street Global Advisors
Growth Engineering & Steinhoff
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)
Villeroy & Boch AG
Learning Provider of the Year
Development Beyond Learning
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