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Skillsoft Recognise Industry Best with 2015 Inspire Awards

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Camberley, UK, - 17 March, 2015 - Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning and talent management, has announced its industry led Inspire Awards for the second year running. Independently judged by a panel of experts, the awards recognise the best in learning & development, designed to celebrate the hard work, skills and dedication of learning & development professionals across EMEA.

Deadline for entry for this year's awards is 2nd April 2015, and winners will be announced at Skillsoft's annual Perspectives conference taking place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on 25th June 2015. Featuring an array of guest speakers, including Dragon's Den's James Caan, CBE, the awards are the perfect platform for learning & development professionals to showcase their successes.

"Organisations are only successful because they have the right people with the right skills doing the right jobs. Elearning and talent management is an essential part of this process and our Inspire Awards and Perspectives event is designed to celebrate the very best elearning initiatives being implemented today." Kevin Young, Managing Director, EMEA, Skillsoft.

Last year's winners encompassed a range of businesses across a variety sectors varying from retail to finance. 2014 winners included: The John Lewis Partnership, Orange Business Services, Bluebird Care, SafeGuard World International and Bank of Ireland. This will be the first year the awards are open to both Skillsoft and SumTotal customers.

The Inspire Award Categories:

  • Best Learning Project
  • Best Compliance Initiative
  • Learning Team of the Year
  • Best New Implementation
  • Screen Stars Video

"As the economy continues to improve, the job market is becoming increasingly competitive. Whilst potential is certainly not in short supply - developed talent is a precious resource, and learning is the key to unlocking an employee's true potential. Companies are beginning to recognise this, and are adopting a learning-centric approach to develop and maintain talent. With increasing investment going into training programmes, businesses are effectively entering a new 'learning age', therefore it is imperative talented employees are being retained by employers and given the opportunity to grow, develop and progress their skills," added Young.

For anyone wishing to enter the awards, please go to or tweet #SSINSPIRE with any questions.

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximise business skills, performance, and talent development

Skillsoft currently serves over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at


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