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Unveiling the 2023 Nimble Awards Finalists

The Sixth Annual 2023 Nimble Awards, which celebrate the delivery of outstanding training, learning and development through the use of Nimble, have kicked off with this year’s finalists being unveiled.

Nimble received numerous outstanding entries from a cross section of sectors and organisations of all sizes again this year. The judging panel consisted of elearning, learning design and business experts, and it was tough to choose the finalists from so many worthy submissions. The quantity and calibre of the entries was outstanding!

The judges took a deep dive into each entry, uncovering the finer details about the entrant’s training programmes, the learning they provide, the quality of their elearning, the support they give their learners and the impact it’s had on their organisation and communities.

With judging now complete for the three categories; Positive Business Impact, Course of the Year and our new category Positive Community Impact, it’s now an anxious wait for the winners to be announced at a special awards ceremony which will take place during Nimble Community Day, on Thursday, 14 September at Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucestershire.

Nimble Community Day is an extremely popular special event where Nimble customers have the opportunity to explore and discuss a wide range of learning-based topics.

The 2023 Nimble Awards finalists and their categories are:

Nimble Awards Course of the Year 2022
2022 Nimble Awards Finalist Course Of The Year

Course of the Year

This award will be presented to an organisation or individual who displays excellence in the design and delivery of an elearning course through Nimble.
Judges looked for a course that demonstrates sound instructional design principles, delivered in a creative or engaging way. They looked for evidence of working towards a project brief with key stakeholder engagement throughout, and a clear focus on learner experience. Evidence against success criteria was also considered by the judges.

Ingeus UK: Disability and Reasonable Adjustment
Helping governments, employers, and local partners design and deliver services to solve complex challenges caused by social and technological change. They’re improving opportunities and helping to create strong societies in which people have the independence, knowledge, and know-how to thrive.
Judges comments: “Clear topics, concise objectives, and effective use of tutor audio. The instructional video on internal documents stands out, connecting well with learners and their goals.”

Mills & Reeve LLP: FIFA Football Agent Regulations
A law firm that believes that by building connections with their clients, their people and the communities they work in, they can do great things.
Judges comments: “Great use of scenario-based questions in the final assessment to put learners to the test. Knowledge check questions are used throughout to get key points across and embed learning.”

National Nuclear Laboratory: General Security Awareness
UK government owned and operated nuclear services technology provider covering the whole of the nuclear fuel cycle. They work globally at the forefront of nuclear science, providing knowledge, technology and access to cutting-edge facilities to partners and customers.
Judges comments: “Superb high-quality imagery that reflects the company brand and consistent visual and written content throughout. Great level of interactivity to better engage learners and help them transfer knowledge.”

Nimble Awards Positive Business Impact 2022
2022 Nimble Awards Finalist Positive Business Impact

Positive Business Impact

This award will be presented to the organisation or individual demonstrating significant business impact through the use of elearning.
This could have been an internal project, a commercial venture, reseller initiative or professional course build. Entrants may also wished to highlight how elearning has had an impact on their response to ongoing economic challenges, and the rise of remote and hybrid working. Judges looked for clear objectives for the use of elearning, a well-considered project plan, defined success criteria, marketing campaign (if applicable), and an indication of the performance improvement or revenue generation achieved.

Audire Consultants
Working with a range of specialist agencies and individuals around the world to ensure they bring the best possible advice and practical expertise to bear on building skills, strengthening resilience and enhancing the capability to improve lives.
Judges comments: “Well resourced and tightly project managed to ensure successful outcomes. Effective use of piloting to establish whether their course was relatable, compelling, and addressed challenges of working in technically challenging environments.”

eXroid Technology Ltd
The team at eXroid has been helping thousands of haemorrhoid sufferers for years. They believe that their treatment is transformational in its benefits for patients, given a number of their patients report it being “life changing” for them.
Judges comments: “Clear supporting metrics allow them to evaluate their successes which include: training completion down from 4-6 weeks to (in some cases) 48hrs, Doctor feedback can be incorporated quickly and easily and effective knowledge transfer to improve patient experience/treatment.”

The Nelson Trust
Residential Rehabilitation Treatment and Women’s Community Services span across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Bristol, and Wales. Services are trauma-informed, gender responsive, and provide holistic support for those affected by addiction and their families.
Judges comments: “Clearly an impactful training initiative. Seeing company-wide improvement, staff have enjoyed the benefit of responsive, just-in-time/point of need training, and great to see that learner/stakeholder feedback was sought.”

Nimble Awards Professional of the Year 2022
2022 Nimble Awards Finalist Professional Of The Year

Positive Community Impact

This award will be presented to the organisation or individual demonstrating significant community impact through the use of elearning; this could be within the local community, or as part of a wider positive societal force for change.
All types of organisations were invited to apply, but this category is particularly suited to charities and non-profit organisations, or to businesses that have completed a community or sustainability project.

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei)
A UK-based, not-for-profit organisation that helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through their membership, training, and consultancy services.
Judges comments: “enei’s key outcome to drive positive behavioural change and create a more inclusive workplace culture across a host of organisations is clearly at the fore. A user-centric approach has had positive results observed amongst learners.”

Hogrefe Ltd UK
The UK arm of the Hogrefe Group Europe’s leading publisher of psychometric assessments, psychology books and journals. They combine scientific pedigree with unmatched expertise in developing leading assessments.​
Judges comments: “Hogrefe’s PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy) project embodies a commitment to positive change in the lives of children with autism and their caregivers across the UK and globally. Successful implementation, widespread adoption, and plans for expansion reinforce its potential to inspire others in the field.”

Salvation Army Trading Co (SATCoL)
The largest charity-owned textiles collector in the UK, working with their partners to reuse and recycle donated items sustainably and ethically, and to raise funds to support the work of The Salvation Army.​
Judges comments: “Standing out for its holistic approach to improve the lives of volunteers through tailored training and skills development, the commitment to accessibility, engagement, and tangible outcomes – as demonstrated by the increase in volunteers moving on to paid employment – highlights the substantial and far-reaching impact this project has achieved.”