Learning Pool recognised with Platinum IIP Award

Learning Pool founders Paul and Louise McElvaney
Learning Pool founders Paul and Louise McElvaney

LEARNING Pool, the Derry-based leader in learning technology. has been recognised by receiving the Platinum Award by Investors in People (IIP), signifying its commitment, investment and belief in its people.

Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible in the standard and is something only 2 per cent of organisations achieve, so the accreditation confirms Learning Pool as among the top-ranked for its unique culture and continuous improvement initiatives.

It comes a week after Learning Pool achieved Gold for ‘front-line customer service team of the year’ at the 2022 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

In achieving Platinum accreditation, the company underwent a rigorous, independent review of its organisation and people to ensure it met key performance indicators.

Learning Pool was particularly commended for developing strong leaders, equipping managers to provide the best support to their teams and unlocking potential right across the business

Louise McElvaney, the firm's chief of people, said: “The last two years have proven beyond all doubt that our people are the driving force behind our business and a key reason for our sustained growth and success.

“Platinum is a wonderful endorsement of the work of our team in what’s been an incredible period for Learning Pool. We’re delighted that the investments we’ve made in the development of our people have created high levels of job satisfaction and that Learning Pool continues to be a great place to work.

“As we continue to grow, we’re confident that by putting our people at the centre of everything we do and developing extraordinary career progression for them, we can maintain excellent levels of customer service and reliably improve the services we offer.”

Ben Betts, chief executive of Learning Pool, added: “We believe extraordinary things are possible when you invest in your people. As one of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, and now an IIP Platinum accredited organization, we’re a testament to the possibility of creating extraordinary outcomes through people.”

Paul Devoy, chief executive of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Learning Pool. Platinum accreditation on ‘we invest in people’ is a remarkable effort for any organization, and places Learning Pool in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”