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Hive Learning earns Solid Performer status on the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™


29th January 2019, London / New York: Hive Learning, the digital partner for putting change into action, has been ranked in the Solid Performer Zone of the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems following a strong record of customer advocacy and high performance.


The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a multi-dimensional model that can be used to understand the position of vendors in the UK and European markets based on their performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectories.


Fosway Group – Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst – describes vendors in the Solid Performer Zone as those who ‘typically have sustained market performance and a track record of customer advocacy’.



Hive Learning is proud to sustain a 95% client retention rate and in 2018, achieved a client-rated Net Promoter Score of 52, in comparison to the industry average score of -34 as outlined in the The Starr Conspiracy’s report “The Enterprise Learning Buyer”.


This combined with the ‘Mid-level total cost of ownership’ outlined in the Fosway 9-Grid™ is the reason Hive Learning clients see a strong ROI and pay back their costs in as little as 3 weeks.


The award-winning learning partner evidenced consistent performance by doubling the size of its enterprise customer base over the past year with significant expansion of key existing clients including Barclays, Inchcape, and The Football Association.


In addition, Hive Learning won the Gold award for ‘Best use of Social and Collaborative Technologies’ at the 2018 Learning Technologies Awards for their work in creating a learning community that successfully accelerated the pace of change for FTSE 100 Halma, which supported to record profit and growth for the manufacturing giant in 2018.


Hive Learning welcomed a number of new clients including PepsiCo – which expanded their UK Hive Learning coverage into LATAM territories after just 8 weeks due to the success of their programme in the first 30 days. It also moved further into the executive education field, welcoming London Business School who will use Hive Learning to support their prestigious executive coaching programmes.


Hive Learning helps people adopt the behaviours critical for growth by combining a mobile-first group learning platform with action-orientated content programmes, and agile learning activation services. The company specialises in putting change into action in critical areas of transformation with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion.


“Hive Learning is an interesting example of the Next Gen Learning Environments included in the year’s 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems.” Said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group, “ With a non-traditional feature set, its focus on innovation and early its focus on early client success see it recognised as a new addition to the 2019 analysis in the Solid Performer zone.”


Hive Learning CEO, Angus McCarey, said of the status:


“2019 marks Hive Learning’s first entry onto the Fosway 9-Grid™ and we’re delighted to have been recognised in the Solid Performer category.


In the last 10 years, an increasing number of organisations have turned to technology providers to scale their change programmes and make them more accessible. But as many clients have learnt, just because you buy technology does not mean people will use it.


Our strong record of customer advocacy is a testament to the brilliant work that our learning activation team do in supporting our clients to put change into action. Our team’s expertise and insight on how to drive engagement in learning is the reason that in our most outcome-focused programmes, 8 out of 10 users put what they’ve learnt into action.


In 2019, we’ll be releasing a number of new features that will even further enhance our user’s experience of Hive Learning -from building a Coach Concierge that nudges you to be your best self everyday, to launching the first diagnostic tool to help you actually benchmark your leader’s inclusion skills and help them understand directly how to improve them. Watch this space – in 2019’s Fosway 9-Grid™, we intend to be on the move.”


About Hive Learning
Hive Learning is the award-winning digital partner for putting change into action. The 60-strong team help people adopt the behaviours critical for growth by combining a mobile-first group learning platform with action-orientated content programmes, and agile learning activation services. Hive Learning won the Gold award for ‘Best use of Social and Collaborative Technologies’ at the 2018 Learning Technologies Awards for their work with client, Halma.


Hive Learning partners with more than 40 leading organisations, including Jaguar Land Rover, Sky, Deloitte, PepsiCo, The Football Association and the International Olympic Committee.


About Fosway 9-Grid™
Fosway Group is Europe’s #1 HR Industry Analyst. The Fosway 9-Grid™ provides a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. Now in its sixth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network of over 150 customer organisations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

Hive Learning earns Solid Performer status on the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™

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Angus McCarey Image Angus McCarey (he/him)

Chief Executive
Angus joined Hive Learning as Chief Executive in 2015. After working in strategic consulting at Bain & Company, Angus took on a variety of roles directing marketing and customer experience at eBay, before taking the helm as Chief Marketing Officer at during their rapid international expansion.

Angus brings a wealth of experience in helping both enterprise and scale-up organisations embed the behaviors, mindsets and customer experience critical for growth, with both a commercial and experiential edge. At Hive Learning, Angus lives his passion for helping millions of people grow their skills together everyday.