On Friday 2 November (2012) eCom staff, accompanied by clients, celebrated the new office launch at Dickson Street. Clive Shepherd, a well known Learning Technologist, was our guest speaker for the afternoon, and provided a thought-provoking insight into the future of learning and collaboration. Over the last 30 years Clive has built up a great deal of expertise and knowledge in technology-assisted learning and communications, and remarked:
“Technology is set to play an even bigger role in workplace learning, as employers look to deliver more flexible solutions with greater cost-efficiencies. From what I can see, eCom are well placed to support this process, with an excellent range of products and services.”
For eCom, growth throughout 2012 has been a major focus and this is reflected in both their client base and product offering. In tandem with an increased market share eCom hopes to crack a milestone turnover figure of £1m for the first time.
Wendy Edie, Managing Director of eCom Scotland, attributes the eLearning company’s recent fortunes to a commitment and investment in research and development during the economic downturn. She said:
“We knew we had to go for growth and in an industry such as ours constantly innovating your offering is essential. With the support from Scottish Enterprise, we had the opportunity to really focus on research and development and that is now paying dividends.”
eCom has also received support in the form of a Regional Selective Assistance Award and a loan of £50,000 from the East of Scotland Investment Fund. These cash injections helped it secure new premises, where the company can grow its headcount by a further 20 in the next three years.
Allan Isdale, Associate Director for Technology Enhanced Learning Development at CIPP, comments:
“I am always enthused by eLearning organisations expanding and even more so when they are based in Scotland. It was also great to hear Clive Shepherd. His unique insights into our industry are always very informative.”
About eCom Scotland
eCom is an award-winning, global organisation, offering a suite of online solutions designed to create a positive, measurable impact on your business. Quite simply, our products and services are easy to use, affordable and engaging. We are all about delivering a great client experience, through the application of technology and learning.
With over 16 years experience, our modular solutions, developed by our in-house team of experts, meet industry standards for accessibility in learning, making what we do available to all.
eCom continues to evolve with client service at the heart of what we do. This is what makes us special, and why clients come back to us time and time again.
Our range of award-winning solutions are already in use by a large number of organisations ranging from SMEs to corporates, government and awarding bodies. Clients include: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Scottish Water, The SCORE Group, The Improvement Service.