The Open University

The Open University has a strong pedigree of working with employers to understand their learning and development needs. As pioneers of online education, we have a proven platform and pedagogy. Designed specifically for distance learners, our innovative approaches have supported two million learners to achieve their ambitions for over 50 years. The scalability and flexibility of OU education means minimal disruption for organisations and employees can apply learning to their workplace immediately. Unlock the potential of your workforce through our flexible online learning, shaped around your organisation's needs.


"Milton Keynes has continued to develop as an exciting and innovative place to do business since the start of these awards. We have been delighted to sponsor MKBAA since 2014 and in that time, we’ve seen the event grow in terms of categories, entries, and the number of people attending on the night. Milton Keynes has a diverse business community – from small SMEs to large corporates, many of which are household names. We are a growing city and that has been reflected in the awards. But businesses have changed a lot over the past seven years – digital being one obvious area of profound change. That has been supercharged by the challenges of the pandemic so it will be interesting to see how hybrid working and the move to online products and services is reflected in the 2022 awards. We’re supporting these awards to celebrate the achievements of our amazing local businesses and to develop new connections so we can work together to help Milton Keynes thrive in the future."