The top organisations and outstanding individuals in learning gathered together in London last night (20th February) to celebrate the 24th annual Learning Awards.
Developed and hosted exclusively by the Learning and Performance Institute, the Learning Awards is widely regarded as the L&D sector’s premier awards ceremony.
Presented by British TV and radio icon Claudia Winkleman at the illustrious London Hilton on Park Lane, the awards ceremony was attended by some of the biggest names in the global learning community, who joined the finalists to celebrate innovation and success in workplace learning and development.
The Learning Awards have undergone a series of changes since last year’s event. The most noticeable being, that the for the first time ever, the Learning Awards took place at a new venue. This year the awards was hosted at the London Hilton on Park Lane, which proved to be an excellent venue and its larger space allowed for more guests to attend the ceremony.
Additionally, the 2020 awards saw the introduction of two new categories: The “Learning Impact Award” and the “Learning Platform of the Year Award”. The LPI constantly monitor the learning industry and continually adapt the awards to ensure that success and innovation across all areas of learning are being recognised and celebrated. These two new additional categories recognise enterprises that have implemented learning interventions to an exceptionally high standard, and vendors who have proven the efficacy of their learning platforms in a real-world setting.
Continuing its upward trend, the 2020 awards once again received a record number of submissions with entries coming in from across the globe. To fairly judge the awards, The Learning and Performance Institute assembled a collection of 45 industry leaders to form the independent judging panel who meticulously reviewed through the hundreds of submissions to select the very best.
Following an opening address from The Learning and Performance Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Edmund Monk, the evening commenced with the LPI Charity Auction in aid of Dreamflight, a UK Charity which takes seriously ill or disabled to children to Disneyland Florida each year. The Learning and Performance Institute are big advocates of Dreamflight and produce a charity calendar each year to help them raise money.
The Learning Awards 2020 Winners
People Development Programme (Public/Not-For-Profit Sector) - Sponsored by Marriott International
Gold Winner: Compton Care
Bronze: Evolve Education
People Development Programme (Private Sector) – Sponsored by Axelos
Gold Winner: Banco Santander SA
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year – Sponsored by Teach on Mars
Gold Winner: Greene King
Onboarding Programme of the Year – Sponsored by Blue Eskimo
Gold Winner: Whitbread PLC
Learning Leader of the Year – Sponsored by Skillcast
Gold Winner: Gina Jeneroux – BMO
Silver: Jenny Ludford – NATS
Bronze: Kate Ross – IBM UK Limited
Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Saba
Gold Winner: Egle Vinauskaite – Skillbright Ltd
Silver: Ahrian Taylor – Media Zoo
Bronze: Cam Glennon – Virtual College
Internal Learning Solution of the Year Award – Sponsored by QA
Gold Winner: Telefonica (O2 UK)
Silver: Coca-Cola European Partners
Bronze: Rogers Communications
External Learning Solution of the Year Award - Sponsored by Winckworth Sherwood
Learning Technologies Awards – Sponsored by DPG
Innovation in Learning Award – Sponsored by Udemy for Business
Gold Winner: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Silver: LearnBox Ltd
Bronze: Anders Pink
Digital Learning Transformation Award – Sponsored by Capita
Gold Winner: Santander Spain
Start-Up Learning Provider of the Year - Sponsored by LAS
Gold Winner: Ethos Farm
Bronze: Spectrum Courses
Learning Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Lidl
Gold Winner: Sarah Ratcliff – Ann Summers
Silver: John Hinchliffe – United Arab Emirates University
Bronze: Robert Fisher – RBS
Finalists: Claire Hovey – Hovey Ltd (T/A Copy & TV), Dr Christine Hernandez – Tokio North America Services LLC, Ghada El Kadi – Burgan Bank, Jono Cathersides – Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Marie Caliskan – Tesco
Learning Platform of the Year – Sponsored by Overlap
Gold Winner: Axonify
Bronze: IDEA Digital Education
Learning Team of the Year – Sponsored by aNewSpring
Gold Winner: C Space
Learning Impact Award – Sponsored by Logical Operations
Learning Provider of the Year
Gold Winner: SweetRush
Silver: Media Zoo
Bronze: The Leadership Network
Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Services to Learning – Sponsored by AVADO Learning
Winner: David Wilson, CEO Fosway Group
Further information on the Learning Awards can be found at www.thelearningawards.com