Last updated: 14.06.11

Shropshire business awarded for e-learning scheme

Individuals hoping to better their career prospects through online learning courses could be interested in the latest industry developments.

The creators of e-learning tool PebblePad have been given the highest honour at the 2011 Shropshire Business Awards.

Allowing users to monitor their educational progress across a wide range of subject, the Pebble Learning system is used in institutions across the world.

Based at the University of Wolverhampton, the company was able to beat off strong competition from other businesses across the county.

Shane Sutherland, development director at Pebble Learning, said: "We are delighted with the award which celebrates our continued growth, our exemplary customer care and above all our commitment to … personal and professional development."

The Shropshire Business Awards aim to commend local firms for innovative policies and high-quality performance despite difficult economic situations.

Varying sizes of company are invited to nominate themselves for recognition, which can provide a boost for employees.