Following over 600 submissions to the LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme, Learning Pool is delighted to announce that CEO, Paul McElvaney has been selected as one to watch!
Run by the leading mid-market private equity investor, LDC and supported by The Telegraph, the 2019 search for Britain’s most inspiring entrepreneurs saw business owners from across the UK be nominated for the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme.
LDC, a private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, backs the management teams of growing mid-market businesses with the capital and support to help them build bigger and better businesses. With more than 50 investment professionals based in 12 locations across the UK, LDC invests in businesses operating across most sectors of the UK economy.
The LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme has been devised to uncover and celebrate the people behind some of the UK’s most successful medium-sized firms. Entrepreneurs who are included on the list are people who have demonstrated exporting prowess, introduced new ideas to shake up sectors, driven unprecedented levels of growth and shown real resilience to get to where they are today.
Those listed follow in the footsteps of Julian Hearn, founder of the powdered food brand, Huel, who was named last year’s Most Ambitious Business Leader at a celebratory event in London.
On Tuesday 8th October, an exclusive celebratory event will be hosted in London by the LDC to honour the Top 50 and Ones to Watch. This will be followed by the announcement of Most Ambitious Business Leader for 2019 by an expert panel of judges. According to LDC, this will be the person who best defines the leadership qualities needed in business today.
About Paul McElvaney
Paul is CEO and founder of Learning Pool. Since 2006, he has grown the business from a modest team of five, to the success story it is today, with seven sites throughout the UK and US and 185 employees. Paul’s ambitions centre around providing world-class customer care to our 750+ global clients, driving continuous innovation through Learning Pool’s product set and nurturing the talent within his team. Paul believes if you look after and invest in your people, the rest will follow. Paul takes a proactive approach to team development, with regular training, ongoing support and encourages feedback across all aspects of the business. Paul was awarded ‘Director of the Year’, from the Institute of Directors, and in the last 7 years, the business has achieved sustained growth of 400%.
About Learning Pool
Learning Pool is a full-service e-learning provider, offering a range of courses, tools and content creation to over 750 organisations and 2 million learners in 21 countries. With the largest and most flexible catalogue of content on the market and a reliable and robust LMS, Learning Pool delivers a highly customised learning experience, combining their expertise in personalised learning, gamification and AI-driven performance.
As Learning Technologies Company of the Year, Learning Pool has also been awarded Gold Investors in People status, retained its two-star accreditation for Outstanding Employee Engagement in the Sunday Times Best Companies 2019 and achieved Gold Standard in Deloitte’s prestigious Best Managed Companies Awards. They are also the only Core Leader offering Lower Total Cost of Ownership solutions in the 2019 Fosway Digital Learning 9-Grid.
The recent acquisition of HT2 Labs, a leading provider of innovative learning technology solutions, saw staff numbers rise to near 200 colleagues across Learning Pool’s seven offices in the UK and US.
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