New Towards Maturity Sector Benchmarks now available

by | Jan 24, 2012 | Articles, Press Release

Towards Maturity launches new range of reports at Learning Technologies 2012

LONDON, 25th January 2012: Towards Maturity, the not-for-profit benchmark practice, today announces a significant and valuable extension to its internationally recognised research services. It is launching two new report ranges:

  • Sector reports
  • In-Focus reports

Both build on the organisation’s nine-year track record of producing the leading European Industry Benchmark. Drawing on data from 1,800 organisations, The Towards Maturity Benchmark is considered the most comprehensive independent review of the use of learning technologies in the UK workplace. (The 2011-12 report is available for free download at:
Sector reports have been launched in response to widespread demand for an analysis that drills deeper into the practical issues within individual business sectors. Industries covered in the initial tranche of reports include:

  • IT and Telecoms
  • Public/Private Sector
  • Health and Social Care
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Learning Services Providers

In-Focus Reports dig more deeply into implementation issues and feature case studies. The first In-Focus report is a briefing that L&D staff can use with senior managers to help them understand the bottom line business benefits of using learning technologies within their organisation. As an introductory offer, this first In-Focus report will be supplied free to all who register as members of the growing Towards Maturity Research Community at the Learning Technologies Show. Registered members of the Research Community will also receive special discounts on the new sector benchmark reports.

Towards Maturity will be launching the new report ranges at this year’s Learning Technologies Exhibition 2012 on the 25th and 26th of January at Olympia, London on Stand 45. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to register for both the research community and their free in Focus Report on the stand.
In addition, Towards Maturity consultants will be providing practical help and direction for visitors to the event who want to understand the changing face of learning – helping them to make the most productive use possible of their time at this busy and ever-expanding show.
Visitors should call at Stand 45 to access these free events and resources:

  • Think Differently roadmap – a guide to Towards Maturity Ambassador organisations who are offering free resources, tutorials and apps at the show, and a takeaway infographic to spark ideas and open up conversations after the show.
  • LT eXchange – meet, tweet and network with the conference speakers: in conjunction with Training Journal, Towards Maturity is bringing conference thinking directly to the exhibition floor.

Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity said, ‘I am delighted to announce this extension of our services, which has been in response to overwhelming demand from our rapidly growing user community. Different industry sectors tend to have very individual issues and different maturity profiles when it comes to their use of learning innovation. It is also wonderful to be able to give more detail on implementation practices. Learning and development professionals across the industry will have even more to gain from a relationship with Towards Maturity. We look forward to welcoming people on Stand 45, wherever they are in their learning journey, and helping to steer them in the right direction.’
About Towards Maturity

Towards Maturity’s is a benchmarking company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. It leverages the data of its in-depth Benchmark Study, the UK’s largest learning technology benchmark, gathered by Towards Maturity over 9 years with over 1800 organisations.

Thanks to the support of Towards Maturity Ambassadors (16 leading learning organisations), annual benchmarking findings, case studies and resources are available to download for free on the website.

To find out about our ambassadors visit click here.

To learn more about Towards Maturity benchmarking tools and models visit.

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