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Towards Maturity Benchmark Supporters

The Towards Maturity Benchmark Study is a
result o
f unique industry collaboration.

It would not be possible without the contributions of:

  • Towards Maturity Ambassadors who make the study possible as they share a passion for ensuring that independent advice is freely available to all.
  • Towards Maturity Supporters (below) who help us ensure that the study remains current and vendor neutral

Towards Maturity Supporters

The Benchmark Study Supporters feed into the benchmark process, providing insights on future trends and practices that should be investigated within the study. TM Supporters share our values for providing independent advice and services to stimulate effective learning innovation.

Note that the Towards Maturity Study are deeply grateful to the steer that have received from our Supporting organisations over the years but to avoid confusion, our Benchmark is an independent offering that is not owned or indeed governed by any of these organisations.

Towards Maturity Supporters include:

Industry magazines and online communities:

  • eLearning Industry Group
  • E-Learning Age
  • Learning and Skills Group
  • Training Journal
  • TrainingZone

Membership bodies

  • The CIPD
  • The British Institute of Learning and Development
  • The eLearning Network
  • The European Learning Industry Group (ELIG)
  • ElNet (Elearning Network of Australasia)
  • The Learning and Performance Institute

Industry event organisers

  • Learning Technologies
  • Online Educa Berlin
  • World of Learning

Independent industry experts:

  • Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies (Jane Hart)
  • Charles Jennings
  • Applied Synergies (Bob Mosher)
  • Fosway - formerly eLearnity (David Wilson)
  • Lever - Transfer of Learning
  • Nigel Harrison - Performance Consulting
  • Nigel Paine Associates
  • Onlignment (Clive Shepherd, Barry Sampson and Phil Green)
  • Jonathan kettleborough
  • Amos Laycock Consulting (Nic Laycock)
  • People & Transformational HR (Perry Timms)



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Towards Maturity is the good practice partner for E-Learning Age magazine and the E-Learning Awards. 

"Through its benchmark research, Towards Maturity contributes significantly to the understanding of learning technologies in the workplace. This is important work and we’re pleased to support it for the benefit of the whole learning and development profession. The benchmark study reinforces many of the key issues we cover in our print, online and mobile media and in our E-Learning Awards."

Clive Snell, Managing Director, Bizmedia



"With 3,600 organisations participating since 2003, nothing beats the Towards Maturity Benchmark for useful data on the use of learning technologies at work. If you want to find out how to build innovative learning that delivers results, make sure you contribute, too."

Donald H Taylor, Chairman Learning & Skills Group



"TJ is delighted to support the Towards Maturity Benchmark. Both TJ and TM are dedicated to ensuring that learning makes impact on the bottom line and through our various research activities we are mutually supportive of each others work and objectives. In today’s challenging times organisations need to look outwards, to measure themselves against others to ensure that they continuously change to meet the demands of our modern world. TM provides learning and development with a unique opportunity to enter into this collaborative approach by conducting regular and rigorous surveys of industry practice and by ensuring that the resulting data is available to its practitioners to help them improve their personal development and their organisations’ success."

Debbie Carter, Head of Research, Training Jounal

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"There is plenty of great practice in learning and development. But there are still too many occasions where we proceed on the basis of what we think works, rather than what we know works……This is why CIPD have linked up in a strategic partnership designed to deploy robust research to help drive better practice in the design, delivery and application of learning and development in the workplace."

Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD 





"The British Institute for Learning and Development is proud to continue its support of the TM Benchmark.  The pioneering and influential research work that Towards Maturity carries out is a great asset to the learning and development profession, and is essential in helping organisations benchmark their services against a recognised national standard.

Karen Velasco, Chair, BILD

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"The best people to learn from are those who achieve the most success with elearning. The Towards Maturity Benchmark is invaluable in identifying excellence and giving sound practical guidance to others on how to achieve it. Towards Maturity's efforts align well with the eLearning Network's aims and our Campaign for Effective eLearning . That's why we're firm supporters." Rob Hubbard, Chair, eLearning Network

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The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition is the UK’s most comprehensive learning and development event and takes place on 29 & 30 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The renowned conference features a world-class line-up of L&D practitioners and leading thinkers. An exhibition runs alongside the conference with over 100 L&D suppliers, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and interactive features such as The Technology Test Drive.

Find out more and register at www.learnevents.com










Charles Jennings

Internet Time Alliance

Director of the Internet Time Alliance, Charles Jennings is a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance.

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"We have been supporters of the Towards Maturity benchmark since its inception, and have worked with Laura and her team to continue to evolve it to ensure relevance in the changing learning market place." 

- David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group 

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"We are proud to support the Towards Maturity Benchmark. Keeping abreast of trends and opportunities is a vital necessity, so we really value the way that the Benchmark and reports support our clients in being on the leading edge of what is happening in L&D industry."

- Emma Weber, CEO & Founder 

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"The Towards Maturity benchmark has established itself as an invaluable tool, not only to organisations just starting out with learning technology, but also for more established users as they seek to improve their capabilities. This is why Onlignment is delighted to be an official Towards Maturity Benchmark Supporter."

- Barry Sampson

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Jonathan Kettleborough has over 25 years of experience in the People Profession. He is the Author of ‘Seeing Eye To Eye’ – How people professionals can achieve lasting alignment and success  within their business Twitter: @JKettleborough 



Nick Laycock: "The outcome was a real wake-up call for one of my clients and resulted in some big changes in the way they approach learning. For me, the experience was revealing and stimulating. As I have become more deeply involved with the Benchmark and the depth of understanding its 10 year history now brings to e-learning, as professionals in the field we have a resource, advice centre and database to back our work that is globally unrivalled and is the envy of all. Get involved – the few hours it will take to benchmark yourself will yield dividends you do not expect!”


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Perry Timms HR

Changing the World of Work , One conversation at a time.

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