HT2 Labs wins Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

City & Guilds Group venture fund partners recognised for innovative tool that makes learning measurable

HT2 Labs are thrilled to have been recognized in the distinguished Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for their invention Learning Locker, an open source ‘Big Data’ store used by educators and workplaces around the world to improve learning outcomes.

HT2 Labs are among 60 organizations nationwide to have been presented with the award for innovation, following their success with the multi-award-winning Learning Locker®.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognizing and celebrating success across the nation - often thought of as a ‘knighthood for business’. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievement across four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Learning Locker® is the world’s most-widely installed Learning Record Store (LRS), a big data store used to store, sort and share digital learning activity. Available in both Open Source and Enterprise editions, the LRS enables organizations to reconcile learning experience data from many systems into one, presenting a seamless source of analysis to make learning measurable.

Winners are invited to a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace where they will be presented with a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl.

Upon hearing the news, HT2 Labs CEO Ben Betts commented:
“I am astonished and humbled to be named amongst the fortunate few who show themselves worthy of recognition by the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Our company tagline, ‘the R&D company for Learning and Performance’ showcases both our intent and our attitude towards breakthrough innovation for our industry; the Queen’s Award shows that we are delivering on our intention.

My team has been working tirelessly for years on both Learning Locker® and our other innovations and so, whilst this might seem like an overnight success story to some, it is anything but that. This is the result of hard work and dedication, often pursued in the face of great uncertainty.

The support of City & Guilds Group, who have really invested in our journey, has been invaluable over the past few years in helping us push the online learning industry forward towards a next generation of learning systems that truly exploit the power of data to benefit learners.

To do this in a way that is open source and available to everyone is something I’m immensely proud of. Thank you to my team and to the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for recognizing our efforts and ambition.”


John Yates, Group Director at City & Guilds Group, said: “I am so pleased for the team at HT2 that their genuinely trailblazing work has been recognised. The commitment, knowledge and intelligence they have applied to creating Learning Locker is second to none, and has already made a huge difference to so many people around the world who are looking for effective, efficient ways to develop their skills. I have enjoyed every minute working with the team and look forward to what they do in future.”

About HT2 Labs
HT2 Labs is a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent with remarkable efficiency. By redefining what is possible for digital learning opportunities in the workplace, we have created two award-winning, next-generation digital learning innovations; Curatr LXP and Learning Locker®.

HT2 Labs are a proud recipient of the 2019 Innovation Award in the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Considered a ‘knighthood for business’, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise acknowledged HT2 Labs for its development of Learning Locker®; the world’s most installed xAPI-ready Learning Record Store. Installed globally more than 10,000 times, Learning Locker enables businesses to understand and improve the impact of workplace learning activities on business performance.
Curatr LXP combines our expertise in Social & Personalized Learning to create a next-generation Learning Experience Platform that supports the development of emerging and experienced leaders. With breakthrough innovations such as our Social Intelligence Dashboard, Curatr LXP allows businesses to uncover hidden talent using resources and systems that are already in place.

About the City & Guilds Group
The City & Guilds Group is a world leader in skills development, with 140 years’ unrivalled experience. Working in over 100 countries around the world, our purpose is to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

In our 140th year, we are reinforcing the importance of lifelong learning, with a series of dedicated events and activities.

City & Guilds Group’s brands support people into a job; on the job and into the next job; helping individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

  • City & Guilds, ILM and Digitalme develop qualifications, apprenticeships and assessments from entry level through to management. They also accredit skills training and help individuals to showcase their skills through digital credentialing using open badges.
  • Kineo and The Oxford Group support all aspects of workplace learning, from large-scale training programmes, workforce management and e-learning through to bespoke management training and executive coaching.
  • Gen2 is a technical training provider delivering skills training in engineering and technology for the UK civil nuclear industry.

For more information about the City & Guilds Group visit: www.cityandguildsgroup.com