Last updated: 06.03.17

Virtual College triumphs at Ilkley Business Awards

Virtual College triumphs at Ilkley Business Awards

Virtual College was proud to be independently voted ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Ilkley Business Awards.

Now in their second year, this prestigious annual event was created by Ilkley Business Forum members and supported by the Ilkley Parish Council.

Attracting over 70 entries, the Awards were held at the King's Hall and Winter Gardens on February 24 and attended by over 250 guests. The Awards were created to honour excellence in the town, celebrating the achievements of Ilkley organisations ranging from the small one man band to the large employers in the area.

Virtual College CEO, Rod Knox, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and a real honour. We employ over 150 members of staff in Ilkley and this award is a reflection of our staff’s commitment to our customers.

“With an incredible 2.5 million registered learners from across 5,000 organisations, we pride ourselves on the exceptional results we deliver for our customers.”


Virtual College won the prestigious ‘learning technologies supplier of the year’ 2016/17 in the independently-judged global awards. Virtual College has also been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

Virtual College has developed into one of the UK's leading providers of total solutions within the e-learning arena. Its key objective is to help enhance the traditional learning solution through the careful integration of technology.

Founded in 1995, today Virtual College has over 2.5 million registered online learners and this is growing at a rate of over 1,500 a day, across both public and private sectors. The company has developed a comprehensive product range, including over 300 online courses, accessed via the company's own Learning Management System, as well as offering a complete content design and development service.