The Inspire Awards 2015 – the winners

The winners of the Inspire Awards were formally announced yesterday by Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management (June 25) during an exclusive ceremony as part of their EMA Perspectives conference. 

The winners of the Inspire Awards were formally announced yesterday by Skillsoft, (June 25) during an exclusive ceremony as part of their annual EMA Perspectives conference. 

The event was held at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, to recognise the commitment and dedication of the best in learning and development and talent management in the EMEA region. Organisations around the world had the opportunity to hear from the leading experts at Skillsoft,  a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management and powerful keynote speeches delivered by prominent psychologist Karen Moloney and successful business entrepreneur James Caan. 

The judges for the awards panel included several independent leaders in the learning and development sector including David MacLeod OBE, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings and David Wilson.

Kevin Young, Managing Director, EMEA, Skillsoft said: “With increasing shifts in workforce attitudes, it is now essential for businesses to provide high quality training for their staff. These awards celebrate the companies that demonstrate the greatest commitment to implementing effective learning and development programmes for their staff. 

Ultimately our winners’ true reward will be increased employee engagement and retention levels, high customer satisfaction levels and improved business performance which are a direct result of the development opportunities they provide.”

“The age of learning has well and truly begun. With mounting pressure on businesses to constantly innovate and improve, we can be certain that L&D can and should make a major contribution to achieving these goals.“Successful businesses of the future will be those that ‘train their way to the top’, ensuring that talent within their organisations is recognised and rewarded with opportunity and personal investment,” added Young. 

The winners of the 2015 award categories are as follows:

  •          Screen Stars Video: Orange Business Services
  •          Best Compliance Initiative: RWE npower
  •          Best New Implementation: Johnson Controls
  •          Best Learning Project: BAE Systems
  •          Learning Team of the Year: CGI



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