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Five sponsors already confirmed for Learning Technologies Awards

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The Learning Technologies Awards has announced that five of the top learning providers have already confirmed headline sponsorship for this year’s programme. Entry registration for the 2016 programme closes Thursday June 30.

The Learning Technologies Awards
The Learning Technologies Awards 

Five leading learning provider businesses: Brightwave, Growth Engineering, Lumesse, Sponge, and Unicorn, have joined the Learning Technologies Awards 2016 programme as headline sponsors.

“These five sponsors have confirmed at the first sponsorship stage with more to follow in the coming weeks,” explained Learning Technologies Event Director, Mark Penton.

“Sponsorship provides an outstanding opportunity to support the industry’s leading awards programme and we’d like to thank each of our sponsors for their support this year,” added Penton.

About the headline sponsors for the Learning Technologies Awards 2016

Brightwave is a leading agency for next generation learning solutions, services and products. It utilises its expertise, innovation and creativity to design award-winning learning solutions that deliver business objectives and truly engage employees.

Growth Engineering is the arch-enemy of dull online learning. It focuses everything it does on learner engagement, using a three-pronged approach consisting of gamification, social learning, and personalised learning.

Lumesse provides Talent Solutions to more than 2,400 organizations in over 70 countries enabling it to engage and nurture the best talent in an ever-changing and demanding global environment. With its unique and highly adaptable Talent Solutions its customers are well prepared to capitalize on the fast evolution of new technologies and disruptive business conditions, while meeting all business needs locally and globally.

Sponge creates custom-made elearning, designed to supercharge workplace performance. It supports global organisations with tailored courses and campaigns that lead to accelerated productivity, increased sales, compliant workplaces and enhanced staff effectiveness. Its focus is on making learning deeply absorbing, inspiring people to connect with and apply what they learn. Sponge UK was named gold winners for Outstanding Learning Organisation of the Year 2015-16 and Elearning Development Company of the Year 2014-15.

Unicorn has been creating learning and development and compliance solutions for the UK’s ever-changing financial services industry since 1988. Based in Bournemouth and London, Unicorn’s experience, industry expertise and award-winning creativity have helped it grow to be a market leader in its field. In 2013 Unicorn was named ‘Outstanding Learning Organisation’ at the Awards.

Entry registration closes Thursday 30 June

Entries for the Learning Technologies Awards 2016 programme close this week, Thursday 30 June. Registration is available via the Learning Technologies Awards web site. Mark Penton explains: “If you are interested in entering the Awards, the first stage is choose your categories from the sixteen available and then simply register your entries. While entries need to be registered by 5pm on Thursday this week, entrants then have until 28 July to send their submissions in. We wish everyone the best of luck!”


CloserStill, which organises the annual Learning Technologies exhibition and conference, acquired The E-Learning Awards in 2014, now renamed the Learning Technologies Awards. Over 400 awards entries were received for last year’s awards programme.

The cost of registering entries is £160 + VAT per individual entry.

Key dates for the Learning Technologies Awards 2016

  • Entry registration deadline: 30 June 2016

  • Entry submissions deadline: 28 July 2016

  • Shortlisting by the judging panels: 1-31 August 2016

  • Shortlist announced: early September 2016

  • Presentations to the judging panels: late September 2016

  • Online presentations to the judging panels: early October 2016

  • Gala evening and winners announced: November 30th 2016

To find out more about The Learning Technologies Awards 2016 please visit or email