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Elearning awards showcase best of Gloucestershire

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 22 September 2017 12:11

Elearning awards showcase best of Gloucestershire

Excitement was in the air as customers of Nimble Elearning were drawn from across the country to Stonehouse Court Hotel for the firm’s annual community day.

This year heralded the added anticipation of who would celebrate winning a trophy at the inaugural Nimble Awards 2017.

Europa Group, from South Gloucestershire, stole the show winning two awards; Positive Business Impact and Tammy Mullan, Elearning Professional of the Year.

They competed against national brands including Whitbread, Ann Summers, JoJo Maman Bebe, P&O Ferries and West Country based companies such as National Star College, UK Power Solutions and Yeo Valley.

Neil Hyde, managing director, said: “The Nimble Awards have been set up to recognise excellence in elearning. We thought it was a neat way of showcasing and celebrating the many examples of exceptional work that is really making a difference to our customers’ training up and down the country.”

Nimble itself was recognised as ‘Company of the Year 2017’ at The Stroud Life Awards. It is also a finalists in this year’s Gloucestershire Business Awards in the digital Business of the Year category.

The Nimble Awards trophies were a bespoke build, created by local craftsman Simon Metcalfe of SDM Design with his 3D printer.

Elearning expert Clive Shepherd, who has 40 years in the industry, made a second appearance at the event. After initially judging the awards, Clive was there to provide a keynote speech on the changing skill set of the learning professional and present awards to the winners.

Mr Hyde said: “It is great to have a speaker with Clive’s depth of insight addressing delegates at the Nimble Community Day. Put simply, he is one of our industry’s key experts in media and technology for learning at work, with experience working in countries all over the world.”

Nimble also showcased Gloucestershire produce to those visiting the Five Valleys, providing goodie bags with containing treats from the likes of Stroud Brewery, Cotswold Chocolate Company and vouchers for Stonehouse Court Hotel alongside contributions from national customers too.

Nimble Elearning employs a growing number of staff at its head office in Bonds Mill, Stonehouse and a team of software developers in Bristol.

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