The learning and development industry turned out in force on Thursday 2 February in support of The Learning and Performance Institute’s annual Awards ceremony, The Learning Awards.
Sharron Davies MBE, twice British Sportswoman of the Year, hosted the event, which took place at the five star Dorchester Hotel, London. The ceremony was filled with international figureheads from the global learning community, who joined finalists to celebrate success across 14 awards categories.
Winner of one of the elite awards on the night – Training Company of the Year – was Afiniti. The category for Training Department of the Year, which was dominated by a host of household names including Boots, Ernst & Young and FDM Group, was won by Barclaycard.
This year’s Trainer of the Year was awarded to Jim Hainie, Afiniti’s learning consultant. The judges commented that Jim’s approach went significantly beyond conventional ‘training’, in that he was able to create a learning culture that not only maximised the effectiveness of skills transfer, but also had a real bottom line impact.
The final award of the night, The Colin Corder Award for services to learning, was presented to Nigel Paine. The announcement was met with rapturous applause and accompanied by a standing ovation. Prior to setting up his own consultancy practice, Nigel was Head of Training & Development at the BBC in London.
The complete list of recipients is below:
Apprenticeship Programme of the Year
External Training Project of the Year
Winner: The Mind Gym & British Gas
Learning Technologies Solution of the Year
Winner: Unicorn Training Group
Live Online Learning Facilitator of the Year
Winner: Michelle O’Neill, Simmons & Simmons
Innovation in Training Services Award
Winner: DH e-Learning for Healthcare
Instructional Designer of the Year
Winner: Laura Hooper, Unicorn Training Group
Internal Training Project of the Year
Winner: TNT Express & Assima
Social Media Programme of the Year
Winner: Happy Computers
Staff Development Programme of the Year
Winner: EMC Computer Systems (UK)
Training Company of the Year
Training Department of the Year
Training Department of the Year (Public Sector)
Winner: Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Trainer of the Year
Winner: Jim Hainie, Afiniti
Training Manager of the Year
Winner: Dena O’Gorman, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
The Colin Corder Award
Winner: Nigel Paine
For further information about the awards, click here