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Brightwave announces sponsorship of the Towards Maturity Finance Benchmarking Group following release of new 'Spotlight on Finance' report

Learning NewsBrightwave Group

Next generation learning partner Brightwave has demonstrated its commitment to the finance sector with the sponsorship of the Towards Maturity Finance Industry Benchmark Group.

The sponsorship kicks off a series of activities to explore the effective use of learning technologies in the financial sector. The recently released 'Spotlight on Finance' report reviews the strengths and weaknesses across the industry, as compared with top learning companies across all sectors who are achieving the highest impact in the workplace using learning technologies.

Following the release of the report Brightwave and Towards Maturity will be hosting an exclusive event in London on 11th June for senior L&D professionals in the finance sector. Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, will present findings from the report followed by expert panel perspectives on the three top issues arising from the results: aligning L&D with the business, streamlining our learning offerings and shifting to new models of learning. There will be a facilitated discussion digging deeper into these critical areas.

There are still a few spaces available for L&D professionals operating in the sector to attend. For anyone interested in attending, contact details can be found at the end of this release.

Charles Gould, Managing Director at Brightwave, said:

"We are proud to support the work of Towards Maturity, whose values chime so well with our own, in the pursuit of raising the bar for learning innovation, best practice and business impact.

"Over the last 10 years, Brightwave has been fortunate to work with many of the finance organisations contributing to this important study. They have a genuine enthusiasm to be among the pioneers of next generation learning - continuous, more personalised learning - that will deliver business results for an industry in the midst of change that surpasses that of almost any other."

Laura Overton, Managing Director at Towards Maturity said:

"Over the last 10 years, the finance sector has formed the largest group in the Towards Maturity Benchmark to formally compare their learning practices with their peers. These improved findings are shared in the new 'Spotlight on Finance Report' which will be free to all participants at the benchmark forum. This benchmark forum provides an informal environment for participants to share practical hints and tips to help each other get started and overcome common challenges. We are pleased to be able to draw upon these significant insights from the good practices uncovered by the formal benchmark process and the collective wisdom of the benchmarking group without re-inventing the wheel."


About Towards Maturity

Towards Maturity is a not-for-profit community interest company providing an independent benchmarking practice in the application of learning innovation to accelerate business performance. Towards Maturity’s services leverage the wealth of data provided by its internationally recognised longitudinal benchmark study based on the input of 2,200 organisations and 3,000 learners over 9 years. Free case studies and resources are available to the community at