Accelerated Business Results and Its Partners Win Four Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

silver-learning-award-2016Cincinnati, Ohio (November 15, 2016) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR), a full-service, award-winning training provider, has won four prestigious medals in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards. ABR partnered with Time Warner Cable to earn Silver medals in the Best Use of Blended Learning and Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development categories; and teamed up with Sonic Automotive to win Silver in the Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development category and Bronze in the Best Advance in Leadership Development category.

“Being recognized by the Brandon Hall Group is a great accomplishment for our company,” said Amy Fox, President of Accelerated Business Results. “The Brandon Hall Awards uphold our commitment to providing results-driven learning solutions. We truly believe that quality training builds happier employees and exceptional organizations.”

ABR’s Silver awards with Time Warner Cable were for the development of the Business Services Field Sales Curriculum, a five-week comprehensive onboarding program for new hires that included multiple modalities, such as eLearning, simulations, virtual instructor-led training, peer shadowing, and personal coaching. ABR’s submissions with Sonic Automotive were for a comprehensive Variable Operations Academy for current Variable Operations leaders and associates who exhibit high potential for promotion into a manager role. The eight-week program incorporated a blend of on-site classroom, self-paced, and virtual components.

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program is highly respected in the industry. Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, as well as Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and executive leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. Including the four this year, ABR has won a total of eight Brandon Hall Awards over the past three years; the company was awarded two Silver and one Bronze medal in 2015; and a Gold medal in 2013.

“Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management. The award signifies that the organization’s work represents a leading practice in that HCM function,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Their achievement is also notable because of the positive impact their work in HCM has on business results. All award winners have to demonstrate a measurable benefit to the business, not just the HCM operation. That’s an important distinction. Our HCM award winners are helping to transform the business.”

About Accelerated Business Results
Founded in 2001, ABR designs, develops, and implements customized training, eLearning, facilitation, and coaching solutions, as well as other interactive tools and programs. The company’s focus on unique, quality solutions since its founding has earned it industry recognition and helped to build an impressive list of clients. Earlier this year, ABR was recognized with two Excellence in Practice Citations from the Association for Talent Development, and last year the Brandon Hall Group awarded ABR with two Silver and one Bronze medal in its Excellence in Learning Awards. In 2013, ABR was awarded a Gold Excellence in Learning Award from Brandon Hall and was a finalist in the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Excellence Awards. The company was also named as one of the “Businesses WE Watch” by the Cincinnati Chamber’s WE Celebrate Awards in 2012. ABR is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. (

About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (

See the full list of the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence winners.

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