Learning Light helps create jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside

From: Learning Light
Published: Mon Mar 29 2010

According to David Patterson, of Learning Light, a company limited by guarantee that focuses on promoting the use of e-learning and learning technologies: "Our main activity is ‘delivering business interventions’ on behalf of organisations in the corporate e-learning world which are based in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

"This region now houses, arguably, the largest concentration of e-learning developers in the UK – having recently taken over top spot from the sector’s ‘traditional’ heartland of the Brighton area.

"Not only have we been able to use our business contacts with e-learning buyers and suppliers around the world to help create jobs in this region but we have also helped one e-learning company – based in Keighley, West Yorkshire – to expand its operations by opening an office in Philadelphia in the USA," he added.

Steve Ash, Director of Sales and Marketing at LINE Communications commented: "The support we have had from Learning Light has resulted in a number of new clients working with LINE. This has contributed to LINE’s recognition as being the UK market leader for bespoke e-learning solutions."

"Learning Light has had a dramatic, positive impact on our business," said Patrick Fitzpatrick, of PTK Learning. "PTK Learning is a young ambitious e-learning company, which now has a talented project team thanks to Learning Light’s support and assistance.

"Over the last 18 months we set our sights on developing an effective team to deliver highly engaging e-learning solutions and finding the right calibre of talent was critical. The reputation and experience of the Learning Light team has made our vision a reality.

"We now deliver a wide range of e-learning solutions from interactive 3D web based content to iPhone learning apps – and we’re soon to create game console learning delivery," he added.

"Over the last 12 months we have recruited six project delivery staff - and we expect to at least double this over the next 12 months. We are looking forward to continuing the very strong relationship we have with Learning Light for the foreseeable future."

Steve Rayson, a Partner at the award-winning e-learning solutions provider, Kineo, added: "We decided to set up an office in Sheffield after discussions with Learning Light, who were very helpful and supportive. The decision has been highly beneficial as we were able to recruit a great team from the local area, which we are continuing to grow.

"This week we have appointed a new Solutions Consultant and we are currently looking to move office in order to accommodate our growing team. As we grow, we believe it’s helpful to have Learning Light’s support, with their knowledge of the local market, and we’re looking forward to a successful future in Sheffield. "


Notes for Editors
About Learning Light Ltd
Sheffield-based Learning Light is a centre of excellence in the use of e-learning and learning technologies in the workplace. Its knowledge base contains over 400 papers offering insights and advice on how to use e-learning & learning technologies.

Learning Light works closely with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, and has undertaken a Systematic Literature Review of the available papers on the effective use of e-learning in conjunction with the University of Sheffield.

Learning Light, which is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, operates www.e-learningcentre.co.uk one of the leading resources on e-learning in the UK.
Learning Light occupies a unique space in the e-learning and learning technology sector networking with:
• Suppliers of e-learning and learning technologies to support the growth of the sector
• Buyers seeking out learning technology solutions to improve the effectiveness of their business or organisation
• Leading organisations worldwide who provide it with market knowledge from around the globe
• Provides unbiased and impartial advice to both suppliers and buyers
• Hosts events and workshops that provide the platforms to impart and gain knowledge by encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice
• Acts as a conduit between suppliers and buyers to forge successful business partnerships
• Provides market intelligence and benchmarking information gained from its many contacts and networking partners
• Provides access to research materials from leading learning technology professionals
Further information from:

David Patterson/ Gill Broadhead, Learning Light, +44 (0)114 223 2442
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405
Company: Learning Light
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: +44 (0)1727 860405

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