The Learning Awards 2018 Winners

The finalists for the 2018 Learning Awards, representing the highest achieving individuals and organisations in the field of learning and development, are shown below. The 16 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.

This year’s awards has attracted another increase in entries over last year, with a significant contribution from global organisations, and yet the depth and quality of the entries has not diminished.

Speaking at the awards, LPI CEO, Edmund Monk, said: “Tonight, we congratulate every one of the Finalists who have been selected from a highly competitive pool of entries from across the globe. The individuals and organisations recognised here are inspirations to us all and deserve the fullest praise for their achievements. As tonight’s achievements demonstrate, opportunities abound for all of us to forge a bright future for the organisations we represent. Our time is now.”

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Headline Sponsor BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT 


The award levels are as follows:


Apprenticeship Programme of the Year (sponsored by CompTIA)

Gold: St. Mungo’s

Silver: Centrica


Digital Learning Transformation Award (sponsored by New Horizons)

Gold: Mitchells & Butlers

Silver: Manipal Global Education Services

Bronze: Classera


External Learning Solution of the Year (Sponsored by TrainingZone)

Gold: PepsiCo & Triniti Marketing

Silver: AXA & Sponge UK

Bronze: Great Western Railway & MTD Training


Innovation in Learning Award (sponsored by Serious Games International)

Gold: MWR InfoSecurity

Silver: Johnson Controls

Bronze: SiyonaTech


Internal Learning Solution of the Year (sponsored by QA)

Gold: BT

Silver: DPD

Bronze: McCann Worldgroup


Learning Professional of the Year (sponsored by Training Journal)

Gold: Sharon Claffey-Kaliouby – State Street Global Advisors

Silver: Jo Byrne – Cambridge Assessment

Bronze: John Hinchliffe – Virtual College


Learning Provider of the Year (Sponsored by EY)

Gold: EF Education First

Silver: Kallidus

Bronze: LEO Learning


Learning Team of the Year (sponsored by tts)

Gold: Specsavers

Silver: EY

Bronze: Cognizant Technology Solutions


Learning Technologies Award (sponsored by Microsoft)

Gold: Sky Academy

Silver: Serious Games International

Bronze: BP


Onboarding Programme of the Year (sponsored by Litmos Heroes)

Gold: Greater Anglia

Silver: AbbVie

Bronze: GlaxoSmithKline


People Development Programme of the Year (Private Sector) (Sponsored by Teach on Mars)

Gold: Wolseley, Insights Learning & Development & Odissy

Silver: ManpowerGroup

Bronze: AbbVie


People Development Programme of the Year (Public Sector) Sponsored by (The Working Manager)

Gold: Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Silver: Medical Research Council

Bronze: LEO Learning (In partnership with KPMG for Civil Service Learning)


Rising Star Award (Sponsored by Filtered)

Gold: Danielle Kennedy – Litmos Heroes

Silver: Hayley Khan – Virtual College

Bronze: Sukhi Sanghera – Berwin Leighton Paisner


Start-up Learning Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Woodrow Mercer)

Gold: Mindful Education

Silver: EduMe

Bronze: Popcorn

CLO of the Year (sponsored by Safety Media)

Kavita Kurup – Axis Bank



The winner of the 2018 Colin Corder Award (sponsored by Pluralsight) for significant and lasting contribution to learning is Jeanne Meister.

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. For further information visit