HT2 and clients Villeroy & Boch are celebrating today after picking up the ‘Social & Collaborative Learning’ Gold Award at the Learning and Performance Institute’s annual Learning Awards Ceremony, held at The Dorchester, London, February 4.

The Social and Collaborative Learning Award is presented to an enterprise that has delivered engagement, knowledge and/or skills using social learning and that has had a clearly demonstrable business impact on the organisation.

Judges for the category said they were “in total agreement on [HT2 and Villeroy & Boch] winning”.

Curatr is a social learning platform developed by HT2 which gives L&D teams the tools to design, deliver and facilitate Social Learning experiences whilst making the best of the content and systems they already own.

The Villeroy & Boch project not only demonstrates the power of social learning done right, but also shows how data captured in an LRS (Learning Locker) can be fed back into training programmes to improve course design and user experience, as well as helping to prove the impact on performance..  It is a true example of the power of social learning to any organisation looking to roll out learning to a multilingual audience on a global scale.

Speaking of the project, Manager International Sales Academy at Villeroy & Boch, Kirstie Carson said:

The Curatr e-learning system has revolutionized our retail training. We have small retail units all over the world and can now deliver the same training to every colleague in their native language. The social aspect allows us to share best practice and makes our staff in the many remote locations feel truly part of the Villeroy & Boch world.

Ben Betts, CEO of HT2 said of the win:

We’re really pleased for Kirstie and her team that their achievements have been recognised by the industry – the award win is a great testament to the hard work they’ve put in over the last year. Where many organisations are still trying to come to terms with the idea of social learning, Villeroy & Boch really took to the approach and have achieved some fantastic results. We’re extremely proud of the success that they have achieved and that Curatr was the platform to help them reach their goals.”

The win continues a great run of success for HT2, who exhibited at Europe’s leading showcase of organisational learning and technology – Learning Technologies – earlier this week.

Having recently won a coveted Brandon Hall Award for Excellence in Technology, a BETT award with partners TES Institute (Bett Award 2016 for web-based whole school aids in the ICT Tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment category) and being the platform on which Kaboodle – a new digital learning and communications platform for retail – is built, Curatr has trebled its customer-base in the last 12 months.

The full list of 2016 Learning Award winners can be found on the LPI website.