Last year I was very surprised – and of course, hugely delighted – to win the APILP “Learning Provider of the Year” Award for our work in learning and development. We help people and organisations see things differently – so they find a way or make one to achieve their learning and performance goals. Being acknowledged by the APILP, and winning against other very strong Finalists, many of whom were much bigger National organisations, made us feel awesome. I had some of the team around me to hear the news at the online awards ceremony and I believe our surprise and delight was reflected in how much noise we made celebrating! It took a bit of time to apply for the awards, but the awards process was straightforward, I’m so glad I invested the time to do this. Preparing material for the award helped me to recognise the huge contribution we made to others too. All the quantitative data I gathered to use in the award application made me realise just how much we had helped our clients achieve great outcomes that at one stage they didn’t think were possible. The impact of these awards is what we make of it – we need to let people know who we are now, that we’re a winning team that will deliver awesome results for them and their people too. I think we’ve hidden our light under a bushel too much over the last 3 years – now it’s time to shine!