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Home / Resources / Sponge secures position on Training Industry's 2023 Watchlist for Learning Services.

Sponge secures position on Training Industry's 2023 Watchlist for Learning Services.


The Watchlist feature marks further industry recognition of Sponge’s evolution into a full-service learning provider.

Bristol, UK - 29th August - Sponge has secured a place on Training Industry's 2023 Watchlist for Learning Services, underlining its drive to become a full-service partner to global multinationals and deliver exceptional learning solutions in the dynamic world of L&D.  

The Training Industry Watchlist award spotlights the trailblazers among training service and technology providers, equipping professionals with invaluable insights into the industry's most innovative organisations. Sponge’s inclusion in the 2023 Training Industry Top Learning Services Companies Watchlist underscores achievements across various dimensions:  

  • The breadth and excellence of learning services offered.  
  • Strong industry influence, marked by groundbreaking innovations and market impact in the sphere of learning services.  
  • Significant client representation that underscores Sponge's efficacy and relevance.  
  • Remarkable business growth and performance. 

Sponge featuring on the Watchlist marks recognition of the organisation’s transformation into a comprehensive, full-service learning provider, having expanded beyond traditional elearning solutions to offer a wider array of L&D services. The accolade is an indicator of Sponge’s new capability for offering holistic learning solutions, including expert learning consultancy,  comprehensive analytics capabilities, an intuitive LMS, and extensive off-the-shelf skills-based learning.  

"Inclusion on Training Industry's Watchlist acknowledges Sponge's continuing growth towards delivering end-to-end learning solutions that cater to our clients' evolving needs," stated Adam Poulter, CEO of Sponge. "We take pride in our diverse offerings, and it is fantastic to see the hard work of the Sponge team reflected in this award.” 

“The emerging companies chosen for this year’s Learning Services Watchlist are a strong set of providers that offer innovative learning services and solutions to their clients,” said Tom Whelan, Ph.D., director of corporate research at Training Industry, Inc. “These unique, innovative organisations provide their clients with comprehensive solutions, creating a learning environment that satisfies their clients’ and learners’ needs and wants.” 

As Sponge continues its mission to create unforgettable learning experiences, this accolade resonates as unequivocal validation of its innovative approach to creating and curating fantastic learning services.