Published: January 30, 2019

Learning Pool Recognised As Core Leader In The 2019 Fosway 9-Grid

Learning Pool, a global leader in online learning solutions, has moved from Core Challenger to Core Leader in this year’s grid.

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Learning Pool Moved From Core Challenger To Core Leader For Digital Learning

The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a leading, five-dimensional market analysis model that assesses the position of different solutions and providers in the European Learning market. It ranks these solutions by their potential, performance, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectories. The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a completely unique market analysis model, offering independent and unparallelled research and insights in Europe for over 20 years.

The change to Core Leader recognises the company’s ongoing financial performance, having doubled in size in the last two years, commitment to technological innovation in learning and continued focus on delivering outstanding customer experience and value.

David Wilson, CEO, Fosway:“Learning Pool’s position reflects its growth and sophistication in meeting the needs of its clients. The company has maintained an impressive customer satisfaction record; boasting a 98% customer recommendation rate and 97% client retention.”

Fosway stresses that its 9-Grid™ analysis should be seen as contextual, reflecting the needs and priorities of the market. Referencing Fosway’s explanation of the analysis model, solution providers in the Core Leader zone of the 9-Grid™ are characterized as having a good track record of enterprise win rate, customer delivery, and advocacy. Learning Pool also ranked highest against potential in their segment.

Duncan Shores, Learning Pool’s Chief Commercial Director, said: “Being recognised as a Core Leader in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning validates our commitment to positively impact organisational performance in partnership with our clients. We cost-effectively support companies of all shapes and sizes, from small social enterprises through to global FTSE 100 members, in driving their business improvement agenda; placing people and their development at the heart of their strategy.”

2018 has been a landmark year for Learning Pool with highlights including the launch of a virtual learning assistant chatbot, acquiring the leading Scottish learning provider MediaCorp in Glasgow and winning two Golds at the 2018 Learning Technologies Awards; Company of the Year and Learning Platform Implementation of the Year.

Mark Lynch, Learning Pool’s Chief Technology Officer, commented: “Learning Pool is pioneering transformative solutions to help organisations release the potential of the modern workforce. We’re ready to launch our new Learning Experience Platform (LxP), which will deliver learning to users at their point of need and via cutting-edge technology. Our LxP has a consumer-grade user experience whether you’re using the chatbot, search or dashboard interface which makes it super-easy for staff to engage with learning and get the support they need during their day to day workflow.”

About Learning Pool

At Learning Pool, we’ve got a fresh approach to partnering with our customers. One that makes a real difference with a 98% customer recommendation rate. We are a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and content creation to over 600 organisations and 1.8 million learners around the world.

With the largest and most flexible catalogue of learning content on the market, we deliver a highly customised learning experience, at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke project.

We support organisations globally with their training blend, including personalised learning, gamification, and AI driven performance support.

Learning Pool is the current Learning Technologies Company of the Year and has recently been awarded Gold Investors in People status, listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for, won two-stars for Outstanding Employee Engagement in Best Companies 2019 and received the Customer Focus Award at the Institute of Customer Service.

Annual revenue growth increased more than 40% last year and our acquisition of Scottish e-learning provider, MediaCorp, in the summer of 2018 saw our staff numbers rise to over 150 colleagues across our Derry, Nottingham, Brighton, Belfast and Glasgow offices.

About Fosway Group

Fosway Group is Europe’s #1 HR Industry Analyst focused on Next Gen HR, Talent and Learning. Founded in 1996, we are known for our unique European research, our independence and our integrity.

For over 20 years, we have been analysing the realities of the market, and providing insights on the future of HR, Talent and Learning. Fosway analysts work extensively with our corporate clients to understand the inside story of the challenges they are facing, and their real experiences with next gen strategies, systems, and suppliers. Our independent vendor analysis also provides a vital resource when making decisions on innovation and technology.

And just like the Roman road we draw our name from, you’ll find that we’re unusually direct. We don’t have a vested interest in your supplier or consulting choices. So, whether you’re looking for independent research, specific advice or a critical friend to cut through the market hype, we can tell you what you need to know to succeed.