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Home / Resources / Sponge wins four awards including gold in Best Use of Blended Learning in the Brandon Hall Group Learning and Development Awards.

Sponge wins four awards including gold in Best Use of Blended Learning in the Brandon Hall Group Learning and Development Awards.


The digital learning provider has received gold, silver, and two bronze awards across a variety of categories.

Bristol, UK - 30th August - Sponge has won four awards in the 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™. The awards celebrate the best practices and exceptional achievements in Learning and Development, Sponge has been recognised for demonstrated outstanding performance across a wide range of categories including, Blended Learning, Competencies & Skills Development, and Learning Measurement.

Three of the four awards were won for work on PMI’s smokeless future transformation, an industry example of major strategic transformation being driven by high quality L&D and ambitious learning leadership.

Seeing success in various categories, Sponge and its partners have emerged with an impressive collection of awards:

Gold – Best Use of Blended Learning – PMI & Sponge

Silver – Best Learning Programme Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy – PMI & Sponge

Bronze - Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development – PMI & Sponge

Bronze – Best Advance in Learning Measurement – Sponge

"First thanks must go to our clients” said Adam Poulter, CEO at Sponge. “Their ambition and partnership allows us to innovate and stretch for new goals in how learning can make a strategic difference in organisations. We’re delighted to have some of the craftmanship and innovative thinking of our teams here at Sponge celebrated by Brandon Hall Group.”

Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and HCM Excellence Awards program leader stated: "Excellence Award winners are shown to be organisations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves."

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts,

Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria:

· Alignment to their business need and environment

· Program design, functionality, and delivery

· Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity

· Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

"Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence," said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. "We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results."