Lumesse client SABMiller wins prestigious 'Grand Prix' prize at top HR Awards

BRIGHTON, England and HOVE, England, Nov. 29, 2016 -- Lumesse Learning, the learning division of Lumesse, the global leader in talent solutions, is proud to announce that its client SABMiller has gained the top trophy in this year's Personnel Today Awards, for an ambitious learning and development initiative that helped to improve profitable growth.

The brewing company, which produces iconic beer brands and has recently been acquired by AB InBev, beat 900 other submissions and the winners from 20 other categories to receive the coveted Overall Winner Award.

More than 900 HR professionals attended the ceremony in the glamorous surroundings of the Great Room in the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane. The audience was entertained by National Lottery host Gaby Roslin and star of BBC series Asian Provocateur, comedian Romesh Ranganathan. Lumesse was the lead digital learning partner for the programme and the team from Lumesse Learning went up to accept the award along with other members of the SABMiller team.

SABMiller won the Excellence in Learning and Development Award for an initiative called Profitable Revenue Growth Management (PRGM). The initiative aimed to bring "PRGM thinking" into everyday routines through a blend of elearning, coaching and live workshops, and has delivered more than $33 million in incremental profits since it launched.

Kadisha Lewis-Roberts, European Head of Learning and Development at SABMiller, said, 'This was the most comprehensive L&D programme that SABMiller Europe had ever undertaken – spanning the entire commercial organisation from our Regional MD through to our Sales Representatives, it radically transformed the way our organisation thought about Revenue Management and the results speak for themselves.  The whole project team worked brilliantly together to deliver a world-class programme.  We are all immensely proud of what we have achieved and also for the relationships we have forged with Lumesse Learning ­– they were incredible partners and the programme's ambitious targets and deliverables would not have been reached without them!'

Andrea Miles, Director of Lumesse Learning, said 'I am hugely proud of our team for the excellent work they did on this programme and the relationship they forged with our valued client SABMiller in order to bring it to fruition. Congratulations are due to everybody who worked on PRGM, a programme that rightly deserves to be recognised for the powerful effects a well-designed blended learning and communications programme can have on organisational performance, if done well.'

About SABMiller Europe

SABMiller Europe has over 7,500 employees, 11 breweries, global and regional power brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Kozel and Tyskie and local power brands like Lech, Gambrinus, Saris, Dreher, Ursus and Timisoreana. It has operations in Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania.

About Lumesse Learning

Lumesse Learning supports the performance and development of people throughout the employee lifecycle. With a unique insight-based approach to digital learning, and one of the most experienced, passionate learning teams around, we mobilise a breadth of products and services unmatched in the learning industry. We focus on building a relationship for the long term, and driving ever closer alignment with our clients' business goals and drivers.

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