A stellar showcase of L&D excellence was present last night (5 February 2015) at the 19th annual Learning Awards, which celebrates and honours the best of the best in the learning and development industry. Devised and hosted exclusively by the Learning & Performance Institute, the Learning Awards is recognised as the L&D sector's premier awards ceremony.
With a record number of submissions from individuals and organisations from across the globe, the winners were selected from a competitive field of entrants, all of whom demonstrated exceptional vision and depth in providing learning solutions with a proven business impact. The Learning and Performance Institute assembled a collection of industry visionaries to form the independent judging panel, chaired by Nigel Paine, Colin Steed, Denise-Hudson Lawson, Michael Strawbridge and Alan Bellinger, who combed through hundreds of submissions to select the very best.
Popular British television and radio presenter, Claudia Winkleman, hosted the event, which took place at the 5-star Dorchester Hotel, on London’s Park Lane. The ceremony was filled with international figureheads from the global learning community, who joined the awards finalists to celebrate outstanding success across 14 award categories.
The standout categories included Learning Provider of the Year, which was won by Mind Gym, whilst the Learning Team of the Year, dominated by a host of well-known names, including Dell, University Hospitals Leicester, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Financial Conduct Authority and Metro Bank, went to Virgin Holidays. The Learning Technologies Award was won by J.P.Morgan for its outstanding example of the way in which Learning Technologies can transform an organisation’s business model. The coveted CLO of the year was won by Tesco Bank's Dave Buglass, and the Learning Professional of the Year went to Glen Butler of Tesco.
This year the ceremony presented its Colin Corder Award for Services to Learning to Elliott Masie, head of the MASIE Center and head of the Learning Corsortium. Elliott is globally recognised as a leader in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology.
In his opening address LPI Managing Director, Ed Monk, said: “With a record number of entries this year, almost 300, to be a finalist is in itself an outstanding achievement. I hope that your organisations’ are proud of you and the real impact you have had on the performance of the business. Tonight, there are no winners and losers. You are all ‘the best of the best’.”
The evening commenced with the LPI Charity Auction in aid of Dreamflight, a small charity who take seriously ill or disabled children to Disneyland Florida each year. The LPI has raised over £320,000 for children’s charities since the Auction was launched in 1999.
The Learning Awards 2015 Winners
Sponsored by CIPD
Internal Learning Solution of the Year – Sponsored by QA
Gold Winner: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
External Learning Solution of the Year - Sponsored by CISCO
Gold Winner: Afiniti and Network Rail
Silver: Saffron Interactive and AVA
Bronze: LearningAge Solutions and BP
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year – Sponsored by New Horizons
Gold Winner: Wm Morrison Supermarkets
Silver: Aintree University Hospital
Bronze: Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
People Development Programme of the Year - Sponsored by Insights
Gold Winner: Barclaycard
Silver: Tesco Bank
Bronze: Glasgow City Council
Learning Technologies Award – Sponsored by Microsoft
Gold Winner: J.P. Morgan
Bronze: Barclays and City & Guilds Kineo
Innovation in Learning Award – Sponsored by Afiniti
Gold Winner: PwC and Atticmedia
Bronze: Axia Interactive Media
Social & Collaborative Learning Award – Sponsored by Pearson English
Gold Winner: BP and LearningAge Solutions
Silver: Tata Consulting Services
Bronze: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Start-Up Learning Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Learning & Performance Institute
Gold Winner: Elephants Don’t Forget
Silver: AsliTas Training Psychology & Consultancy
Bronze: C2L Care to Learn
Live Online Learning Facilitator of the Year - Sponsored by Saba
Gold Winner: Mike Dobkin, Dell
Silver: Alex Vaughan, Capgemini
Learning Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Pearson
Gold Winner: Glen Butler, Tesco
Silver: Rebecca Hawkswell, Nationwide Building Society
Bronze: James Conaghan
CLO of the Year – Sponsored by Cornerstone
Gold Winner: Dave Buglass, Tesco Bank
Silver: Rick Jackson, DHL Express
Bronze: Sandra Murtagh, Dell
Learning Team of the Year – Sponsored by CEB
Gold Winner: Virgin Holidays
Silver: University Hospitals Leicester
Learning Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Prometric
Gold Winner: Mind Gym
Silver: Learning Pool
Bronze: Sponge UK
The Colin Corder Award for Services to Learning – Sponsored by PluralSight
Winner: Elliott Masie
For further information about the awards visit www.thelearningawards.com. To find out how you can be involved in The Learning Awards 2016, e-mail: email@example.com or telephone: +44 (0)2476 496210.