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Acteon finalist in three E-learning Awards categories

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Acteon Communication and Learning is a finalist in three categories of the 2013 E-learning Awards, including E-learning Project of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Acteon, four-time Gold E-learning Award winners and shortlisted on five other occasions, has been selected as a finalist in the following categories: E-learning project of the year, Excellence in the production of e-learning content, and Best use of e-learning to ensure compliance.

“It’s an honour to be chosen as a finalist for these competitive international awards,” said Matthew Borg, a managing partner at Acteon. “We’ve worked hard to create and implement e-learning programmes that make a transformational difference in the workplace, and it’s rewarding for us – and our clients – to have that effort recognised.”

Acteon’s work for the UK care company HC-One is highlighted in the awards selections. HC-One specialises in Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist Care, with homes throughout the UK.

“We have set ourselves the goal at HC-One to be the kindest care home operator in the UK,” said HC-One Chairman, Dr. Chai Patel. “Learning and development has to support the goals of the businesses that it operates in. That's no different in the care sector to any other sector.” 

Alignment with HC-One’s vision was fundamental to the programme’s positive impact, according to Dr. Patel.

“Acteon's work has been critical to our success,” added Dr. Patel. “What's been very powerful about Acteon is actually they have worked with our vision, our values and our objectives, and we have at no point felt led away from what we wanted to achieve. They've been very keen to understand what we're trying to do, and then bring the best skills, the best talent they've got to help us achieve that.”

This dynamic new business of 15,000 staff was faced with huge challenges of staff development and engagement. Acteon helped HC-One put an exciting new blended learning programme called ‘Touch’ at the heart of business transformation. One year after its launch, HC-One people have completed an impressive 280,000 training courses across a blend of e-learning and face-to-face programmes.

“Touch has reached colleagues across all our homes with a really positive message about investment and development in their careers, so that they can deliver that kindest care,” reflects Alison Innes-Farquhar, Head of People at HC-One. “It’s got people talking, it’s got them engaged, and it’s playing a vital part in the business turnaround we’re all trying to achieve.”

Cambridge-based Acteon has also been selected as finalists in this year’s Training Journal Awards in the following categories: Best training programme (commercial), E-learning project of the year, Best use of technology in learning, Best change management programme, and Best operational programme.

The E-learning Award winners will be announced on 7 November 2013 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, in London.