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LPI announces 2016 Learning Awards finalists

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The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 Learning Awards, the L&D sector’s annual celebration of outstanding achievement, best practice and excellence in corporate learning and performance.


The finalists for the 2016 Learning Awards have been announced.

This year's awards has attracted yet another increase in entries over last year, with a significant contribution from global organisations.

Paying tribute to the support of the learning community for cementing the position of The Learning Awards as the sectors leading awards ceremony, LPI Chief Executive, Colin Steed, said: "The heritage and reputation of The Learning Awards is unrivalled. It’s still the first event that’s marked on the L&D calendar and we’re now seeing this replicated on a global scale."

Historically, the number of submissions for the Awards has risen year-on-year and yet the depth and quality of the entries has not diminished.

Steed remarked: "Once again, there has been a huge increase in submissions over the previous year. With such a large number of entries the competition is fierce, making the achievement of our shortlisted entries all the more impressive. The 2016 Learning Awards is shaping up to be a hotly-contested event - just to make the finals is a tremendous achievement for which the organisations and the individuals should be truly proud."

Steed continued, "All those who didn't make the finals should know that, with such high competition, they have not failed but should be proud of their achievements. They need to continue working with the business, continue raising the standards and hopefully we can welcome them to a future Learning Awards. To the selected Finalists, I'd like to offer my congratulations and look forward to seeing them at the awards presentations in February."

The Learning Awards ceremony takes place at the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London's Park Lane on Thursday 4th February 2016.

Places may be booked via Pauline Saunders at or on +44 (0)2476 496 210.




Headline Sponsor - TBA

Internal Learning Solution of the Year - Sponsored by QA
BT Technology, Service & Operations
Guy's & St Thomas Foundation Trust
De La Rue

External Learning Solution of the Year - Sponsored by CompTIA 
SAS Institute & HSBC Retail Risk Analytics
Kallidus & TfL
Mind Gym & Thomson Reuters
Citibank Global Rainbow NAM
Capgemini & John Crane
Happy & Epic CIC

Apprenticeship Programme of the Year
Kwik-Fit GB
Infosys BPO
Flintshire County Council
South West Water

People Development Programme of the Year - Sponsored by Insights
Santander UK
Savills UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Omnicom Media Group

Learning Technologies Award - Sponsored by Microsoft
Immerse Learning
Dubai Police
Saffron Interactive

Innovation in Learning Award - Sponsored by Afiniti
What Goes Around
Johnson & Johnson
EY (Ernst & Young LLP)
Refined Data Solutions

Social & Collaborative Media Award - Sponsored by Saba Software
General Electric
FMC Technologies
Villeroy & Boch & HT2

Start-up Learning Provider of the Year - Sponsored by Filtered
Rock And A Hard Place Learning
STITCH Learning
Amazing If
Accredited Skills
Bloom Training & Recruitment
Kuzey Akademi

Onboarding Programme of the Year - Sponsored by Blue Eskimo
Pearson & Landscape
Infosys BPO
Elephants don't forget
Farmfoods & Sponge UK
Portugal Telecom

Learning Professional of the Year
Jennie Marshall, QA Learning
Kishore Krishnan, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Vari Attri, Dell Sales L&D
Jennifer Stanzl, TATA Consultancy Services
Chris McLaughlin, Ricoh UK
Maureen Egbe, Happy

CLO of the Year - Sponsored by, a Linkedin company
Damodar Padhi, TATA Consultancy Services
Chris Bartlett, FMC Technologies
Charles Atkins, Dell
Sarah Lindsell, PwC

Learning Team of the Year - Sponsored by TTS
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Barclays Internal Audit
Cognizant Technology Solutions
TATA Consultancy Services

Learning Provider of the Year
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Development Beyond Learning
Growth Engineering
Mind Gym


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 visit