10 Year Anniversary

It's been 10 years since GuyKat has been incorporated! 

We wouldn't be GuyKat if we missed a chance to celebrate and share this news with you!

Take a look at our 10 Years Story...


GuyKat Opens New HQ - Back to Where it Began

GuyKat have opened their new HQ in Birmingham. The move is expected to lead to the creation of up to 30 jobs.

CEO, Guy McEvoy, explained; "When we started 10 years ago, our first official home was a business incubator called E4F.  There were about 20-25 different businesses, mainly start-ups, sharing the same space.  Now, ten years later, after a few upward moves, we are back in the exact same unit.  Only this time the entire space is ours. Going full-circle has been a wonderful journey!"

The company has vacated it's two existing premises to complete the move into the new Faraday Wharf base just weeks after opening its first US office in Tampa, Florida.  The state-of-the-art Birmingham office will serve as the Global HQ.

McEvoy said; "We see much of our growth coming from North America, and are looking to build on that though our physical presence there. We'll also be taking on more remote workers from all over to help support our growth.  But our 'digital factory' and spiritual home will always remain here in Birmingham. The company has been built on the talent of graduates and apprentices from this region. That recruitment strategy will remain core to all we do."

 

(Pic: some of the GuyKat Team at Faraday Wharf]

GuyKat announces the opening of a new office in the US

 

Today, GuyKat announces the opening of its first office and subsidiary in the USA. GuyKat Inc. is based in Tampa, Florida. This marks a key milestone in the company's aggressive expansion into the North American market.

GuyKat COO, Mark Broadbent, said “Our journey has seen us grow from a small eLearning agency based in the Midlands to a professional services company supporting clients all around the world.  The opening of GuyKat Inc. is an early milestone in the next phase of our expansion plans. It allows us to provide a greater level of support to our growing client base across North America.”

GuyKat CEO said: “This is a big move for us. I’m delighted that our clients in the US will now be able to speak to somebody in the same time zone, and that where necessary site visits will be easier. The most important message to our existing clients is that for project delivery, nothing will change. You will still be working with our awesome team based at our Birmingham HQ. The focus of the US office in the short term is on sales, account management and customer success.”

2019 is GuyKat’s 10th anniversary. Since the foundation, the company has worked on hundreds of eLearning projects for clients based across the globe. Building a physical presence in key geographies is seen as the next logical move in the company’s growth.  More key announcements relating to growth are anticipated over the coming weeks. 


Finalist: Scale-Up Business of the Year

GuyKat has been shortlisted for the Scale-Up Business of the Year award at the West Midlands Tech Awards 2019.  The awards are run by Reach Plc.

The nomination recognises our focus on growth and our aggressive expansion plans which are well underway.  There will be more exciting news regarding the next steps in our scale-up programme in the coming weeks.

The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on 12th December.


Visit GuyKat at World of Learning in Birmingham, NEC

October can be quite depressing with this gloomy weather in the UK! Why not spend a day or two around interesting and inspiring L&D professionals, discussing the latest best practices, trends and challenges in the eLearning industry today?
Come and visit our award-winning team of experts at the World of Learning Exhibition, taking place 15th-16th October in the Birmingham NEC. We’ll be based right next to the Live Demo Zone on stand E175.

Please feel free to contact rugile@guykat.com if you’d like to schedule a meeting!


Docebo Inspire 2019: Platinum Sponsor GuyKat

GuyKat are proud to announce that they are Platinum Sponsors at this year's DoceboInspire Conference in Atlanta. This is the third year that GuyKat have sponsored the event and the first time it has been held in Atlanta. More details about the event can be found at https://inspire.docebo.com/


New GuyKat Logo

Guykat have released their new logo! It brings a cleaner, more modern typeface for the company name. It also introduces a new design element, which according to designer Dan Kirby was 'inspired by the letter G'. The design element will frequently be used standalone, without the word GuyKat, across the company's marketing material.

The move will see the retirement of the original 'cloud based' logo which has been in place since the company was founded in 2009. The new logo will be phased in across all channels over the coming weeks. The style guide also includes a 'white' version for use on a blue background.


Mark Broadbent has been named Chief Operating Officer by GuyKat. The new role will focus on leading the eLearning agency’s aggressive expansion plans. The scale-up program includes moving to a new, larger UK head office at the Innovation Campus Birmingham, UK and the opening of a physical office in the USA. Mark joins GuyKat after a varied 20 year career in various consulting and leadership roles with companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cadbury, Unilever, PA Consulting and 02.

CEO, Guy McEvoy, said; “I’m delighted to be bringing Mark on board. It’s taken us over a year to find someone we believed could scale us up quickly without damaging the existing culture. Mark understands what our current staff and clients find so special about us. The international dimension will make keeping this magic whilst growing so quickly particularly challenging, but I’m excited to have someone I trust to drive this forward."

Mark Broadbent said; ”It is an honour to join a company with such a strong culture. I am proud to be part of this new adventure at GuyKat, leading the scale up programme and excited about what the future has in store.

About GuyKat

GuyKat have seen year-on-year revenue growth over 20% each of the last five years. They work with some of the worlds biggest brands to deliver engaging eLearning programs and platforms that are used annually by tens of thousands of learners and professionals world- wide. They enjoy a strategic partnership with Italian founded, Canadian based Learning Management System provider Docebo.

For all press enquiries please contact: rugile.sikorskyte@guykat.com

Guykat have received support from the Business Growth Programme 2. The Business Growth Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council. Councilor Jayne Francis, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture at Birmingham City Council said; “Local businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and supporting companies like Guykat Solutions Ltd are very important to Birmingham City Council. Securing this grant has enabled the agency to make a real difference to their business and we look forward to supporting their growth and that of other SMEs through this initiative.”

Coming Soon: Docebo 7.7

Latest Release: Version 7.7 of Docebo is coming this week

New features include:

  • Branded Mobile App Publisher
  • Three new Course Suggestion Features powered by Artificial Intelligence
  • DoceLab - Extended Course Management Beta Program
  • New Integrations

No action is required, existing customers will get the update automatically. You can read more here.

GuyKat provide a number of Professional Services to help customers release full value from their investment in Docebo, to find out more click here.


GuyKat Partners Formetris

--GuyKat Service Announcement--

GuyKat today proudly announce the launch of their re-seller partnership with forMetris. Starting immediately, GuyKat will offer forMetris products to the UK & Ireland market. The new partner is a French-based software provider whose solutions focus on ensuring that ROI from L&D initiatives can be measured.

The products are aimed at all enterprises who have significant investments in training provision. The solutions offered complete the wider suite of offerings from GuyKat which allow a full end-to-end service to clients. GuyKat now offer bespoke eLearning (in house), LMS and LMS management (Docebo), authoring tools (Elucidat), off-the-shelf learning (Open Sesame), and now eLearning evaluation and ROI assurance (forMetris).

Quotes:

There's a famous quote from Wannamaker that 'half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, the problem is I don't know which half'.  I think the same could be said by most L&D directors about their learning spend.  They commission development programs, or purchase suites of training, but then struggle to get visibility of what is really working.  There's been a gap in the market for tools which bring this visibility. We're excited to be working with forMetris to bridge that gap in the UK."

GuyKat CEO, Guy McEvoy

 "We've been talking with forMetris for over six months and truly getting to understand the product. Having met the forMetris team out in Toronto at the back end of last year, and having formally agreed the re-seller agreement, we're looking forward to introducing the product to our UK clients."

LMS Consultant, Joanne Payne

For more information please contact our consultant Joanne Payne at joanne.payne@guykat.com