Thoughts, views and news from David Dasher, MD of CPL Online
30 July 2013 10:14
CPL Online started developing e-learning courses in 2008. In the five years that have passed, we have grown into a reputable company, providing online training for a large section of the hospitality industry and other industries besides.
We have expanded from e-learning courses into new services, such as intranet design development to meet the changing demands of a growing customer base.
So, what is an ‘intranet’? An intranet is a unique and interactive data sharing and communication package, which can provide a socially intuitive and engaging website for an entire business.
The intranets we provide are visually stunning; we can create anything you want for your intranet, whether it’s an exact replica of your organisation or another world completely; providing users with an engaging experience that allows them to access data, images, videos and other resources in an entertaining yet informative manner. We achieve this by creating a highly detailed bespoke user interface that retains the user’s interest and aides them when navigating through the system, creating a high-level of interactivity.
Other benefits of the internet service are the sophisticated communication package, which offers multiple forms of contact between users, an easy-access system that is available to users from any internet access point and complete data integration of a company’s interfaces, which to brings all the information a business needs into one central location.
To learn more about the intranet service we provide at CPL Online, please follow the link to our website here
The first intranet we ever created was for Stonegate Pub Company, which was launched in October 2012 and is a vibrant, online communal point for the company’s 560 sites across the UK.
'The Expansion has begun!'
15 January 2013 00:00
On Monday 14th January, the teams at CPL Online finished moving their belongings across and up to Unit 3: the new, enormous working space.
Ritchie Lam, our IT Support Engineer, has been working flat out along with Antony Millar, the CPL Training Group’s IT Director, to get the server and everyone’s computers and telephones set up in time. They won’t just be setting up Unit 3 however; in February we will also be taking over Unit 2 and Unit 1 is being refurbished, so there is no time for rest for Ritch and Ant!
Unit 3 is not only provides more working space but it also offers to our employees a chill-out area where everyone can relax, have their lunch and even have Xbox sessions. The plan for Unit 2 is for it to contain rooms for managers and creative areas, and we are installing a theatre in Unit 1 where our e-learning courses and online services will be presented to customers.
So, why are we expanding? The main reason is due to our clients: we have seen such levels of success in our target market place that we have begun to adapt the same approach for the larger corporate market, and we have received a fantastic response. The demand has spurred our company’s growth; big businesses are incredibly engaged with training and can instantly recognise the benefits of delivering engaging, interactive and bespoke online training to their employees.
Because of the demands from our corporate clients, we will have to hire more staff throughout 2013 to ensure that we meet our client’s goals. I believe there is a wealth of young, creative people in the design, animation and programming sectors that are in the Merseyside region; and I want them to be part of our business to give them the chance to grow, develop, learn and innovate.
The expansion project will be finished come April, which sounds like a long way off but I’m certain the Easter period will come around quick along with the finalisation of our building’s development.
If you want to watch CPL Online’s progression, check out our Facebook: facebook.com/cplelearning and Twitter.
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