7IM and ABSTRACT scoop top award for cutting edge cultural transformation programme

7IM and ABSTRACT scoop top award for cutting edge cultural transformation programme

7IM and its training partner, ABSTRACT, have won the coveted Gold Award for External Learning Solution of the Year at the 2021 Learning Awards, which took place on Thursday 18th February.


The awards are in their 25th year and were hosted by Claudia Winkelman with Microsoft as their headline sponsor. Created to recognise innovation and achievement in workplace learning. The Learning Awards attract entries and sponsorship from some of the biggest names in business.


Taking home the Gold Award, the partnership between 7IM and ABSTRACT was praised for building on the solid foundations of 7IM’s heritage, to create a modern business ready for today’s social objectives and fit for the future.


7IM’s cultural transformation programme known as the ‘Succeeding Together programme’ has been underway for 18 months, and the latest staff survey showed continued improvements in several key areas, including performance, recognition, and line manager relationships. In addition, increased development opportunities are getting very promising responses from staff.


7IM’s Chief People Officer, Kate Hughes, summed it up perfectly with her acceptance speech: “Thank you for the recognition that our Succeeding Together programme has been something special. 7IM and Abstract came together to deliver the vision of our CEO, Dean Proctor. This vision was to create an environment where our colleagues understood and valued their role in delivering an unrivalled experience to our clients and each other.


“We started as an army led by generals. We moved to a family led by parents and now we are a high performing team lead by coaches.


“This programme is now a way of life for our colleagues and together we have changed our working lives for the better and will continue to do so. This is succeeding together at its best!”


7IM CEO, Dean Proctor, added: “ABSTRACT really are experts in this space. They designed and delivered this pivotal cultural transformational programme involving a variety of engaging and innovative modules. The change in the business has been remarkable already. And, with ABSTRACT, we have absolutely nailed our strategic partnership and the plan for 2021 is extremely exciting”.


ABSTRACT CEO, Andy Nicol, added: “The partnership between 7IM and ABSTRACT has been extraordinary in terms of the mutual commitment, collaboration and dedication. I take my hat off to Dean Proctor and his Executive Team for retaining the importance of this programme in the face of the pandemic and having the courage and conviction to stay true to their vision. The results really do speak for themselves.”

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