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The 2020 LEARNING AWARDS Finalists Have Been Announced

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The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 LEARNING AWARDS, the learning sector’s annual celebration of outstanding achievement, best practice and excellence in corporate learning and performance.

Finalists for the 2020 LEARNING AWARDS, representing the highest achieving individuals and organisations in the field of learning and development, were announced today by the Learning and Performance Institute. Debuting two new categories for 2020, the 17 awards categories open for entries received a record number of submissions from around the globe, from leading international brands to emerging start-ups. All the shortlisted finalists have been selected due to their demonstration of innovation, exceptional performance and contribution to the learning profession.

In relation to the support of the learning community for cementing the position of The LEARNING AWARDS as the sector’s leading awards ceremony, the LPI's CEO, Edmund Monk, said: “The stature and prestige of The LEARNING AWARDS is unrivalled. From those shortlisted to the eventual winners, we find time and time again that the experience of being involved with the awards opens the door for life-changing opportunities as companies and individuals are often sought out for their experience and innovation”

“Once again, I’m delighted to see that the depth and quality of submissions has continued to rise. I find it extremely gratifying each year to be able to get an insight into how each organisation has adopted their own unique approach to learning, and how they have implemented it to drive performance within business.”

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to all of the Finalists and look forward to meeting them personally at the London Hilton on the 20th February 2020.”

The shortlisted finalists are as follows:

External Learning Solution of the Year Award
British American Tobacco & EdApp Microlearning
Dale Carnegie London
Google UK
Kallidus & GTR
SiyonaTech (NATS Oceanic)
The Resilience Development Company

Internal Learning Solution of the Year Award
Asahi Breweries Europe Group
Banco Santander
Coca Cola European Partners
Domestic and General
Lloyds Banking Group
Rogers Communications
Telefonica (O2 UK)

Learning Professional of the Year Award
Claire Hovey – Hovey Ltd (T/A Copy & TV)
Dr. Christine Hernandez – Tokio Marine North America Services LLC
Ghada El Kadi – Burgan Bank
John Hinchliffe – United Arab Emirates University
Jono Cathersides – Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Maria Caliskan – Tesco
Robert Fisher – RBS
Sarah Ratcliff – Ann Summers

Digital Learning Transformation of the Year Award
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Media Zoo & Tesco
Red Whale
Santander Spain
Scandic Hotels AB

Innovation in Learning Award
Allianz SE
Anders Pink
BMO – The Bank of Montreal
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
LearnBox Ltd
Sydney Water CorporationCritical Input & Elemental Projects

Learning Technologies Award
Kineo (On behalf of Barclays)
New Wave Learning Ltd
Teach on Mars
Unity Studios

Start-Up Learning Provider of the Year Award
Ethos Farm
Heale Solutions
Intuitive Learning Limited
Knowly AB
PeopleUnboxed Ltd
Spectrum Courses

Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award
IBM UK Limited
Kibble Education and Care Centre
RSA Insurance Group
Tech Data UK
Willis Towers Watson

People Development Programme of the Year (Public Sector)
Cabinet Office
Compton Care
Evolve Education
Sussex and Surrey Police

People Development Programme of the Year (Private Sector)
Banco Santander S.A
Media Zoo & Dixons Carphone
Saba Software & Vodafone
Telefonica (O2 UK)
Toyota Financial Services Plc
Zensar Technologies

Learning Leader of the Year Award
Gina Jeneroux – BMO
Hannah Gore – Solera Holdings
James Hampton – Seasalt Cornwall
Jay Fortuna – Rewards Network
Jenny Ludford – NATS
Kate Ross – IBM UK Limited
Sabrina Sehra – University College London
Sang Rongli – Hutong School

Learning Provider of the Year Award
Interactive Services
Learning Pool
Media Zoo
T-three Consulting Ltd
The Leadership Network
The Skills Network (TSN)

Learning Team of the Year Award
Axis Group Integrated Services Limited
BT Group Learning
C Space
Lidl GB
Media Zoo & Santander
RBS Group
Zensar Technologies

Rising Star of the Year Award
Ahrian Taylor – Media Zoo
Cam Glennon – Virtual College
Egle Vinauskaite – Skillbright Ltd
Grant Guhlke – FirstPort Limited
Helen Masters – Lidl GB
Karishm Samtani – Morgan Stanley
Matt Fletcher – Essential Site Skills Ltd
Nancy Cusack – Itec Systems

Onboarding Programme of the Year Award
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Media Zoo & Tesco
Nationwide Building Society
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd
We Are Tilt & Deloitte
Whitbread PLC

Learning Impact Award
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions
Cognizant Technology Solutions
KineoBoost & Barclays
Media Zoo & Nomura
Online Academy & aNewSpring
Tata Consultancy Services

Learning Platform Award
Axonify & Degreed
Google News Initiative
IDEA Digital Education
Kallidus & JYSK
Spongy Elephant

Shortlisted entries will now be required to present their submissions to a panel of independent judges during the judging sessions, hosted at Etc Venues – Chancery Lane in London later in November.

The winner of the Colin Corder Award for significant and lasting contribution to learning will be announced at the ceremony.

The LEARNING AWARDS is proud to continue our support with children’s 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 ceremony takes place at the prestigious London Hilton hotel on Park Lane on Thursday 20th February 2020.

Tables and individual tickets are available to be booked via our Global Head of Events, Pauline Saunders at [email protected] or on +44 (0)2476 496 210.

The Learning Awards are hosted by The Learning and Performance Institute, the UK’s leading Institute for workplace learning professionals. For further information visit and

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