Industry awards recognise excellence in lifelong learning and  employee development

Today, Campaign for Learning announces the winners of the Learning at Work Week Impact Awards, which recognise businesses that have excelled at promoting learning at work. 

The Learning at Work Week Impact Awards celebrate bold, creative, and impactful campaigns by employers from across the UK that champion and drive lifelong learning at work and opportunities for staff.  

This year’s winners of the awards all took part in Learning at Work Week, held in May, and are from a diverse mix of sectors, including international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, Interflora, and national science facility Diamond Light Source. 

Julia Wright, National Director at the Campaign for Learning, said:

“Lifelong learning is a crucial ingredient for our individual and organisational success. Building knowledge, skills and understanding helps us navigate and benefit from ongoing economic, technological and work-life shifts. The impact award winners demonstrate how well-crafted and creative learning campaigns can overcome any barriers and connect colleagues to the learning and skills they need at work and in wider life.  

“Their inspiring events promoted lifelong learning cultures at work and led to a wide range of employee and business benefits, including increased digital skills, accessible career advice for internal moves, and better understanding of new technology. Many congratulations to them on their success. A big thank you as well to everyone who entered the awards and took part in Learning at Work Week and to our sponsors getAbstract, OpenLearn, NCFE and for their support.”  

The awards are split into four categories that all recognise different aspects of learning at work. This year, awards were given for Inspiring a Lifelong Learning Culture, Supporting Business and Organisational Goals, Innovation in Learning and Development, and Creating Digital Futures. 

Learning at Work Week is an annual celebration that calls on employers across the country to promote a learning culture for all staff within their organisation. The aim of the week is to place a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. 

Balfour Beatty’s award-winning Learning at Work Week recruited and upskilled a large group of experienced, passionate volunteers from all parts of the business and locations to provide one-to-one career focused conversations with colleagues, daily career webinars and daily career themed blogs. 

Award winner Diamond Light Source used innovative technology to overcome barriers to colleagues taking part in Learning at Work Week and boost learning across the organisation with sessions showcasing new technology involving robots, AI and giant X-ray lasers. 

Double award winner Interflora embraced difference for its Learning at Work by bringing people together to champion individuality, and support lifelong learning, mental health awareness and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The full list of Learning at Work Week Impact Award winners, highly commended and commended organisations are: 

Inspiring a Lifelong Learning Culture, sponsored by getAbstract 
GKS (large organisation)  
Interflora (SME) 

Highly Commended:  
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman 
Polygon Group 
Horizon Leisure Trust

Supporting Business and Organisational Goals, sponsored by OpenLearn 
Winners: Balfour Beatty (large organisation), Royal College of Physicians (large organisation) and Interflora (SME) 
Highly Commended: Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust 
Commended: Transglobal Express Catch22

Creating Digital Futures sponsored by NCFE and Campaign for Learning 
Winner: Verastar 
Commended: Wilson James 

Innovation in Learning and Development, sponsored by  
Winner: Diamond Light Source 
Highly Commended: Westminster City Council 
Commended: HCR

To read more about the winning and commended events visit Learning at Work Week Impact Awards page on 

Learning at Work Week 2024 will take place from 13 to 19 May and is free for any organisation wanting to take part. For more information and to register your interest visit