Winners of the Learning Awards 2020 Announced

Learning Awards 2020London (UK), February 2020 - The top organisations and outstanding individuals in learning gathered together in London on 20 February to celebrate the 24th annual Learning Awards. Developed and hosted exclusively by the Learning and Performance Institute, the Learning Awards is widely regarded as the L&D sector’s premier awards ceremony.

Presented by British TV and radio icon Claudia Winkleman at the illustrious London Hilton on Park Lane, the awards ceremony was attended by some of the biggest names in the global learning community, who joined the finalists to celebrate innovation and success in workplace learning and development.

The Learning Awards have undergone a series of changes since last year’s event, the most noticeable being the new venue. The London Hilton on Park Lane proved to be an excellent venue, and its larger space allowed for more guests to attend the ceremony.

Additionally, the 2020 awards saw the introduction of two new categories: The “Learning Impact Award” and the “Learning Platform of the Year Award”. The LPI constantly monitor the learning industry and continually adapt the awards to ensure that success and innovation across all areas of learning are being recognised and celebrated. These two new additional categories recognise enterprises that have implemented learning interventions to an exceptionally high standard and vendors who have proven the efficacy of their learning platforms in a real-world setting.

Continuing its upward trend, the 2020 awards once again received a record number of submissions, with entries coming in from across the globe. To fairly judge the awards, The Learning and Performance Institute assembled a collection of 45 industry leaders to form the independent judging panel, whose members meticulously reviewed through the hundreds of submissions to select the very best.

Following an opening address from The Learning and Performance Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Edmund Monk, the evening commenced with the LPI Charity Auction in aid of Dreamflight, a UK Charity that takes seriously ill or disabled to children to Disneyland Florida each year. The Learning and Performance Institute is a big advocate of Dreamflight and produces a charity calendar each year to help them raise money.

The Learning Awards 2020 Winners

People Development Programme (Public/Not-For-Profit Sector) 

Gold Winner: Compton Care

Silver: LABC

Bronze: Evolve Education


People Development Programme (Private Sector) 

Gold Winner: Banco Santander SA

Silver: Media Zoo & Dixons Carphone

Bronze: Novartis


Apprenticeship Programme of the Year 

Gold Winner: Greene King

Silver: Happy

Bronze: Deloitte


Onboarding Programme of the Year 

Gold Winner: Whitbread PLC

Silver: Paycor

Bronze: Cisco

Learning Leader of the Year 

Gold Winner: Gina Jeneroux – BMO

Silver: Jenny Ludford – NATS

Bronze: Kate Ross – IBM UK Limited


Rising Star Award 

Gold Winner: Egle Vinauskaite – Skillbright Ltd

Silver: Ahrian Taylor – Media Zoo

Bronze: Cam Glennon – Virtual College


Internal Learning Solution of the Year Award

Gold Winner: Telefonica (O2 UK)

Silver: Coca-Cola European Partners

Bronze: Rogers Communications


External Learning Solution of the Year Award 

Gold Winner: SiyonaTech & NATS Oceanic

Silver: The Resilience Development Company

Bronze: Kallidus & GTR


Learning Technologies Awards 

Gold Winner: Kineo & Barclays

Silver: Unity Studios & Grundfos

Bronze: Teach on Mars & Parfums Christian Dior


Innovation in Learning Award 

Gold Winner: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Silver: LearnBox Ltd

Bronze: Anders Pink


Digital Learning Transformation Award 

Gold Winner: Santander Spain

Silver: Booking.com

Bronze: Tricentis


Start-Up Learning Provider of the Year

Gold Winner: Ethos Farm

Silver: Corndel

Bronze: Spectrum Courses


Learning Professional of the Year

Gold Winner: Sarah Ratcliff – Ann Summers

Silver: John Hinchliffe – United Arab Emirates University

Bronze: Robert Fisher – RBS


Learning Platform of the Year 

Gold Winner: Axonify

Silver: Kallidus & JYSK

Bronze: IDEA Digital Education


Learning Team of the Year 

Gold Winner: C Space

Silver: Booking.com

Bronze: Media Zoo & Santander


Learning Impact Award 

Gold Winner: KineoBoost & Barclays

Silver: Online Academy & aNewSpring

Bronze: Media Zoo & Nomura


Learning Provider of the Year

Gold Winner: SweetRush

Silver: Media Zoo

Bronze: The Leadership Network


Colin Corder Award for Outstanding Services to Learning 

Winner: David Wilson, CEO Fosway Group