The awards have proved extremely popular again this year with Nimble receiving many outstanding entries, and a great variety of different sectors and organisations were represented. The diversity on display – in terms of approaches to creating, planning and implementing learning – demonstrated fantastic dedication to best practice.
Offering a well-rounded wealth of elearning and business expertise and bringing various skills and specialisms which were essential for choosing the finalists, the judging panel included highly esteemed guest judges David Patterson, Managing Director of Learning Light, and John Caines OBE, Chairman at Nimble Elearning. The panel also comprised Nimble's Managing Director Neil Hyde, Commercial Director Alex Hathway and Learning Designers Nicola Beach and Shaena Hathway.
The judges had a tough time in choosing the finalists, and the large initial list of impressive entries was slimmed down to only three finalists per category. When their deliberations were complete, the judges delivered a strong list of finalists across three categories; Positive Business Impact, Course of the Year and Professional of the Year.
The judges have enjoyed reading all the entrant’s journeys; how they use Nimble to provide varied training, the knowledge they impart, the support they give their learners – all crucial to enable them and their organisation to succeed. Nimble Chairman, John Caines OBE said: 'We are delighted to have received many very worthy entries. It was extremely difficult to narrow down to a shortlist and no less difficult, as you will see, to select our eventual winner.'
The 2021 Nimble Awards Finalists and their categories are:
Course of the Year
This award will be presented to an organisation or individual who displays excellence in the design and delivery of an elearning course through Nimble.
Beam Development & Training Ltd
Project Plan Services
Positive Business Impact
This award will be presented to the organisation or individual demonstrating significant business impact through the use of elearning.
KMF Training & Consultancy Ltd
SATCoL (Salvation Army Trading Company)
Professional of the Year
This award will be presented to the individual who has demonstrated outstanding elearning success over the last 18 months.
Jill Faulkner: JoJo Maman Bébé
Stephen Thomas: Marsh Finance
Stuart West: Continental Automotive
Although the annual Nimble Community Day (Conference, Networking and Awards) was unable to take place in 2020 due to the pandemic, it will return once again as the Nimble Community Week – a special three-day virtual event which will take place from 14-16 September. Daily sessions will be led by Learning Adviser Hannah Davies. Nimble customers will have the opportunity to explore and discuss topics such as utilising data, blended learning and onboarding. The week will culminate on the afternoon of Thursday 16 September, when the Nimble Awards winners will be announced at a special online event.