Unicorn named 2011 Development company of the Year

Unicorn named 2011 Development company of the Year Unicorn Training is delighted to have been named eLearning Development Company of the Year at the 2011 eLearning Awards tonight (Thursday 10 November).

 Unicorn’s Simon Wilcox, Mark Jones, Lucy Cartlidge and Jackie Kennedy collected the award on behalf on the delighted Unicorn team and their guests at the Awards Gala Evening at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

 Regarded as the most prestigious award, the Development Company of the Year Gold award recognises both Unicorn’s 20 years of consistent growth and continuing innovation as well as our exceptional achievements in 2011 with the launch of SkillsServe and the development of new engaging compliance courses for the UK and US markets.

Neill McWilliams, Unicorn Training Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have won this year’s top Award. The credit must go to our dedicated team of instructional designers, project managers, software developers, graphic designers, IT and hosting specialists and client support team at our offices in London, Bournemouth and New York who work so hard to keep Unicorn at the forefront of financial services eLearning delivery. The eLearning Awards are considered the benchmark in British eLearning innovation, creation and development so it is great to have had the creativity and value of our work once again recognised by the judges.”

 Earlier in the evening Unicorn also picked up an award in the “best use of rapid eLearning” category for our e-workplace application and template. The awards come towards the end of another year of remarkable activity across all aspects of the Unicorn business.

Highlights include the ongoing growth of our Web 2.0 learning management platform, SkillsServe, with over 110,000 registered users from 200 clients in the UK and the US now using SkillsServe, our hugely-successful partnership with the CII developing and launching new RDR compliant and gap-fill tools to CII members, and our involvement in a number of innovative bespoke eLearning development projects.

 In 2011 we also launched our US operation in partnership with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services (WKFS), the leading worldwide provider of compliance, risk management and audit solutions for the financial services industry, and had our commitment to information security recognised with British Standards Institution (BSI) certification for ISO 27001.

Another highlight was building the new learning portal for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) including a complete new CPD system for CIPS members, and partnering them in an exciting new project with a major US client.

Altogether quite a year. 

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