In April 2019, HT2 Labs (now a part of the Learning Pool Group) were among 60 organizations nationwide to have been presented with the Award for Innovation, following their success with the multi-award-winning Learning Locker®.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognizing and celebrating success across the nation. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievement across four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
Learning Locker® is the world’s most-widely installed Learning Record Store (LRS). An LRS is a big data store used to store, sort and share digital learning activity. Available in both Open Source and Enterprise editions, the LRS enables organizations to reconcile learning experience data from many systems into one, presenting a seamless source of analysis to make learning measurable.
In June 2019, HT2 Labs’ CEO, Dr Ben Betts (now Chief Product Officer at Learning Pool) and founder, Alan Betts (now Principal Consultant at Learning Pool) were invited to a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace.
Adding to the celebrations, Learning Pool is now thrilled to announce the planned visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to their Oxfordshire-based office on Friday 25th October 2019 to present the Award for Innovation and a commemorative crystal bowl to the pioneers behind Learning Locker®.
The Duke will be accompanied by The Queen’s representative, the Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE CstJ. Following this, His Royal Highness will meet with the Learning Pool colleagues and pioneers behind their innovation, Learning Locker® and will learn more about the other software Learning Pool develops, as well as the day-to-day processes of an L&D organization.
Learning Pool very much looks forward to welcoming The Duke to Oxfordshire and receiving their award.
About The Duke of Gloucester
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester is a grandson of George V and first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II and a full-time working member of the Royal Family. The Duke carries out a significant number of public duties and undertakes hundreds of official engagements in the UK and overseas each year. His Royal Highness is associated with over 150 charities and organizations. His patronages reflect his professional and personal interests, which include international humanitarian issues, heritage and the built environment and military veterans. He is also a qualified architect.
About Learning Pool
Learning Pool is a full-service e-learning provider, offering a range of courses, tools and content creation to over 750 organizations 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 personalized 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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