Representing the highest achieving individuals and organisations in the field of learning and development, the 2017 Learning Awards was held on the 2nd February by the Learning and Performance Institute. The 14 awards categories received hundreds of entries from around the globe, and included submissions from many of the world’s leading brands, alongside first-time submissions from emerging technology providers. Every shortlisted finalist has demonstrated exceptional performance and contribution to the learning profession.

Paying tribute to the support of the learning community for cementing the position of The Learning Awards as the sector’s leading awards ceremony, LPI Managing Director, Edmund Monk, said: “The heritage and reputation of The Learning Awards is unrivalled. For those who are shortlisted and those who eventually win, the experience often leads to career-changing opportunities as companies and individuals are sought out for their experience and innovation.

“The depth and quality of submissions continues to rise and I’m delighted to see that business performance improvement features heavily in the submissions. It seems that our message is getting through and learning professionals are moving away from being training course order-takers and evolving into trusted advisors to the business.

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists. To those who did not make the finals they should know that, with such fierce competition, they have not failed but should be proud of their achievements. If they continue working with the business, continue raising standards and continue to innovate, we can hopefully welcome them to a future Learning Awards.”



The Learning Awards 2017 Winners
Sponsored by BCS Learning & Development Ltd.

Internal Learning Solution of the Year – Sponsored by QA
Gold Winner: Dell Sales L&D
Silver: Barclays Internal Audit
Bronze: Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance

External Learning Solution of the Year – Sponsored by Virtual College
Gold Winner: GoodPractice & Edrington
Silver: Growth Engineering & House of Fraser
Bronze: Kineo & Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Apprenticeship Programme of the Year – Sponsored by CompTIA
Gold Winner: Softcat
Silver: Anchor
Bronze: Babcock Clyde

People Development Programme of the Year – Sponsored by Insights
Gold Winner: Migros Retail Academy
Silver: Bouygues Energies and Services
Bronze: Avis Budget

Learning Technologies Award – Sponsored by Microsoft
Gold Winner: Tata Consultancy Services
Silver: BI Worldwide
Bronze: Fuse Universal & Vodafone

Innovation in Learning Award – Sponsored by Afiniti
Gold Winner: Citi
Silver: Netex
Bronze: Digits

Social & Collaborative Media Award – Sponsored by TOPSIM/Tata Interactive Systems
Gold Winner: Ketchum
Silver: BT
Bronze: Kineo & Barclays

Start-up Learning Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Filtered
Gold Winner: IntraQuest Training
Silver: Century Tech
Bronze: Appitierre

Onboarding Programme of the Year – Sponsored by Blue Eskimo
Gold Winner: Growth Engineering & Steinhoff
Silver: Gekko & Google GEM
Bronze: State Street Global Advisors

Learning Professional of the Year – Sponsored by Fuse Universal
Gold Winner: Darren Storrer, Hull College
Silver: Joe Tidman, GSK
Bronze: Kate Nicholls, Sponge

CLO of the Year – Sponsored by Safety Media
Gold Winner: Naomi Lockwood, Cambridge Assessment
Silver: Emma Lyon, Cavendish Nuclear
Bronze: Emma Barber, Spicerhaart

Learning Provider of the Year – Sponsored by Training Zone
Gold Winner: Mind Gym
Silver: Virtual College
Bronze: CPL Online

Learning Team of the Year – Sponsored by TTS
Gold Winner: Villeroy & Boch AG
Silver: Rentokil Initial
Bronze: Look Ahead

Colin Corder Award – Sponsored by Pluralsight
Winner: Nick Shackleton-Jones


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.