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David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, recognised for outstanding contribution to learning

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At the 2020 Learning Awards, hosted by the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI), David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, was the recipient of the Colin Corder award winner. This illustrious award is the highest honour the LPI grants and recognises outstanding contributions to learning.

David Wilson accepts the 2020 Colin Corder award
David Wilson accepts the 2020 Colin Corder award 

In a record-breaking ceremony in London last week, the largest the LPI has hosted with over 800 attendees from the learning and development profession around the world, Wilson was presented the award by host Claudia Winkleman, Chairman of the Institute, Donald H Taylor and Richard Haynes, CCO at Avado. The final category of a packed evening with 18 awards, the Colin Corder is a special award presented in memory of one of the original pioneers of the value of interactive and learner-centred learning. It recognises elite individuals who have shown clear vision and passion for learning, spearheaded change, created impact and made significant contributions and developments to the workplace learning industry.

For over 23 years, David Wilson has worked with Europe’s largest enterprise organisations to solve their HR, talent and learning challenges. He personally leads Fosway’s research agenda speaking at events all over the world. In 2013, he created the renowned Fosway 9-Grids™ which remain the only European-focused model aimed at helping organisations understand the relative market positions of solutions and providers across HR, talent and learning.

Edmund Monk, Managing Director of the LPI said of David’s win, “The Colin Corder award is only presented to those few individuals who are true visionaries that have provided an outstanding contribution to learning. David Wilson set up Fosway and its invaluable analyst services more than 23 years ago. And whether it’s working with Europe's best known organisations on their learning strategies, or providing freely available research to help L&D professionals navigate the minefield of digital learning trends and technology, he continues to be a driving force in our industry - and we are delighted to honour him with the highest recognition the Learning & Performance Institute can bestow.”

Commented David Wilson on this recognition, “What we do as industry analysts at Fosway requires discretion and trust, so it’s always more important for me to put our clients and our research insights ahead of any personal agenda. Needless to say then, I am surprised and honoured to receive the Colin Corder award from the LPI. It’s a privilege to work in an industry that cares so passionately about people and helping their development, performance and potential. The Learning Awards play a huge role in recognising excellence in our profession and I remain as excited and committed to supporting this as I was over 23 years ago.”

The accolade follows a period of strong growth for Fosway Group, including analyst services in new markets such as talent acquisition, a radical reclassification of the learning systems market in which the terms LMS, NGLE and LXP were made redundant, and new international expansion.

For more details on Fosway’s research and how its analysts can help you, visit the website

About The Learning and Performance Institute

Established in 1995, the Learning and Performance Institute is a self-governing professional body for global workplace learning professionals and organisations.

With a comprehensive range of membership, certification, accreditation, events, awards, networks and consulting, its mission is to promote the skills and professional status of individuals and organisations engaged in learning activities, and to provide practical solutions for business performance improvement through effective learning.

Its unique focus is on learning efficacy; the demonstrable impact of learning on individual and organisational performance.

Further information about the Learning Awards can be found via the website.