Learning Pool acquires GB e-learning firm Mind Click

Mind Click managing director Sean Reddington, right, pictured with Learning Pool chief executive  Paul McElvaney
Mind Click managing director Sean Reddington, right, pictured with Learning Pool chief executive Paul McElvaney

Northern Ireland e-learning pioneer Learning Pool is preparing for significant growth with the acquisition of GB based rival Mind Click.

With offices in Nottingham and Brighton, the deal continues Learning Pool’s growth strategy and broadens its offering across the UK and further afield.

Learning Pool is now the largest provider of Totara learning management systems (LMS) in the global network and has significantly expanded its product portfolio and capacity to deliver to public sector organisations and private companies throughout the UK and internationally.

“I’m delighted to welcome Mind Click to the Learning Pool family,” said Learning Pool CEO Paul McElvaney.

“The company’s organic growth in recent years has been remarkable and driven by genuine innovation and customer focus.

“These are attributes that we share at Learning Pool and I’m confident that this acquisition will be a springboard to deliver more innovative training solutions to our clients.”

The Mind Click deal follows the investment in Learning Pool, earlier this year by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland, he added, positioning the company for continued growth.

Sean Reddington, Mind Click managing director, is re-investing in the expanded business and will join Learning Pool’s strategic management team, working closely with Mr McElvaney to grow the business through product development and expansion into new markets.

“We’re excited to join Learning Pool which has enjoyed sustained growth and has led the way in rolling out Totara LMS and off the shelf content to its 1.25 million learners across 350 companies and government bodies.

“Mind Click brings a new dimension to our offering and their creative team will be instrumental as we build out our technology and content at a quicker pace around trends like gamified learning and highly immersive content for our customers benefit.

“Similarly, Learning Pool’s suite of e-learning catalogues will help customers to achieve significant benefits and deliver increased return on their training and compliance budgets.

The combination of our two organisations will provide a compelling end-to-end learning solution for customers in a market that is growing globally.”