Executive Education


23 Nov 2017

Executive Education programme wins prestigious Personnel Today Award for Excellence in L&D

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The School of Business and Economics, Anglian Water and Lane4 are delighted to have won the prestigious Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Learning & Development. 

The winner was announced at a gala dinner on 21st November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane which brought together over 800 professionals from across the HR community.

The inspirational and practical learning programme was created and delivered in partnership with consultancy, the Executive Education team at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics and Lane4. Eight cohorts of leaders met for five two-day workshops and four two-day leadership group events whereby the CEO and all Board members took a full part as delegates.

Vicki Unwin, Business Development Manager, School of Business and Economics, said:

“To have been nominated for this Personnel Today award and now to have won it is absolutely brilliant, and a real confirmation of the dedication and hard work that everyone put into designing and delivering the programme –  a real partnership with Lane4 and the Leadership team at Anglian Water.”

The programme drew on insights and scenarios from elite environments as the context for learning, and delivered a series of practical, innovative and experiential workshops taking people outside their comfort zones and incorporating activities such as wheelchair basketball and choral singing.

Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water commented:

“The beauty of the programme is bringing the outside in and looking outside the water industry. Exposing our people to what is going on in other leading organisations is really helpful.”

Phil Brown, Head of People Development, Anglian Water added:

“We knew the experiential approach of Lane4 and the School of Business and Economics would resonate with our delegates’ engineering bias, be practical and help them apply their learning immediately.

Leaders have responded favourably to the programme with 100% of delegates saying they would recommend the programme. Other outcomes included improvements in figures for retention, sickness and accident frequency and Anglian in 2016-17 enjoying its most successful year yet for factors including customer service and leakage rate.