Published: August 24, 2018

SweetRush Wins 21 Awards At 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

SweetRush was a top overall winner at the prestigious 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. The company earned 21 honors including 13 Golds in a wide range of categories, a remarkable validation of its versatility and commitment to excellence.

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SweetRush Wins 21 Awards At 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, 13 Golds!

San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 2018 — The Brandon Hall Group bestowed 21 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, including 13 Gold awards, to SweetRush, recognizing the company as a leader in performance improvement, custom learning development, and learner engagement. SweetRush, one of the top overall winners for the year, shares these recognitions with client-partners Cisco, Sika, Bridgestone, Deloitte, Hilton, Google, and Mondelez.

SweetRush’s versatility and commitment to innovation was on full display during the awards announcement, as the company earned top honors in numerous categories—including Gold awards in categories such as Best Advance in Custom Content, Best Use of Mobile Learning, and Best Learning Team, and three Golds in Best Unique or Innovative Learning Program, among many others—proving SweetRush’s capabilities and high standards in developing custom learning solutions.

In 2017, SweetRush won a similar array of accolades. SweetRush’s focus on excellence and commitment to clients and craft, coupled with its caring culture have created a winning formula that has resulted in a world-class client roster and the delivery of highly effective learning solutions.

The competition’s judges were independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership, who evaluated the entries based on the following criteria: fitting the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

Here is the complete list of SweetRush’s 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards:

GOLD - Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development
GOLD - Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy
GOLD - Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program
GOLD - Best Advance in Custom Content
GOLD - Best Advance in Learning Measurement
GOLD - Best Certification Program
GOLD - Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy
GOLD - Best Learning Team
GOLD - Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
GOLD - Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
GOLD - Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
GOLD - Best Use of Mobile Learning
GOLD - Best Use of Mobile Learning


SILVER - Best Advance in Compliance Training
SILVER - Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
SILVER - Best Use of Blended Learning
SILVER - Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning
SILVER - Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning
SILVER - Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program
SILVER - Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program

BRONZE - Best Sales Training Program for Extended Enterprise

“One of my very favorite things to see is what can happen when a vendor and client become one team addressing the needs of the people they serve,” said Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush CEO and Cofounder. “We are blessed to have so many client-partners who trust us and to have a team at SweetRush who keeps earning that trust. These awards are an important celebration of the hard work we do together, and we’re grateful to Brandon Hall for helping the industry maintain a very high bar of quality year after year.”

“I just feel so fortunate to be surrounded by people who genuinely care about the work they do and how it affects the lives of others,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Cofounder and Chairman at SweetRush. “These awards validate that the passion and commitment they bring to SweetRush every day is making a difference for the clients and learners we serve.”

“Excellence Award winners personify innovation that drives business results. Our winners embrace the future, and embrace change and the challenges that go with it,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “It is amazing in reviewing these entries how organizations – both large and small – work across functions to make human capital management a valuable asset the enables business success.”

For the complete list of winners, visit the Brandon Hall Group website. Congratulations to all the winners!

About SweetRush

SweetRush is trusted by many of the world’s most successful companies to help them improve the performance of their employees. We are known for exceptionally creative and effective solutions that combine the best of Instructional Design with highly engaging delivery. Our work has earned a long list of awards and accolades in collaboration with our clients. Discover more at our website.

About Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights into key performance areas, including learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, and workforce management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations and providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results (