Cegos UK, part of Europe’s largest training and development company, has appointed Barry Woolven to the newly created role of e-learning business development manager.
He joins Cegos from Giunti Labs UK where he was sales manager prior to holding business development and account management positions at SkillSoft UK and MTI Technology.
The appointment reflects Cegos’ growing presence in the e-learning marketplace and follows the company’s recent launch of e-learning solutions by Cegos – a catalogue of over 250 online training modules, many of which are included in its new blended learning solution, Global Learning by Cegos.
In his new role, Woolven will be responsible for working in partnership with prospective and existing customers to help them define their e-learning strategies and ensure the delivery of off-the-shelf and customised solutions that support the individual organisation’s goals as well as the objectives of the learners themselves.
“Barry’s industry experience will be a real asset in helping us to further develop our offerings and win new business, and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Francis Marshall, managing director of Cegos UK.
“The market for e-learning and blended learning is maturing with the advent of flexible integrated solutions that help customers achieve cost reductions and improve the effectiveness and strategic contribution of learning to the business. Cegos is ideally placed to capitalise on this opportunity,” added Marshall.
The appointment comes at a time when there is a growing demand for blended and e-learning.
A pan-European survey, published by Cegos in June 2008, found that 51% of UK corporate employees currently take part in blended learning programmes and 55% in e-learning.
Cegos’ blended and e-learning solutions are designed for businesses of all sizes from large multinational corporations to small and medium sized enterprises, across a range of industry including financial services, utilities, fmcg and the public sector.
Clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Met Office, The British Library, Eastman Kodak Company, American Express and Coca Cola.