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


Digital Young Person: Finalist

GuyKat's Daniel Kirby was named as a finalist for this year's Digital Young Person of the Year award at the West Midlands Tech awards.

Daniel started off at GuyKat as a Digital Media Apprentice but as his time with GuyKat has continue he has progressed from Apprentice to Junior Developer to Developer at a record pace. At the age of 21, he now works in a full professional role creating online interactive training modules that are used by thousands of professionals all over the world. His expertise and international experience match and exceed older graduate peers in this industry. He is a tremendous advert for young people who choose an apprenticeship in the digital creative industries ahead of the University path.

If you are interested in an apprentice opportunity at GuyKat please contact talent@guykat.com

The ceremony was held at the ICC in Birmingham on 12th December. We offer our warmest congratulations to all the finalists, and the ultimate winner Chris Meah from the School of Code.

 

 

 


GuyKat Named Small Company of The Year

GuyKat was last night (28th November) named 'Small Company Of The Year' at the Birmingham Silicon Canal awards. The ceremony took place at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, and was attended by over 300 people from the regional technology community. The win comes only a few weeks after GuyKat won exporter of the year at the Birmingham Post Business Awards.

Speaking after the win, GuyKat's founder, Guy McEvoy said; "Celebrate!". He then headed to the bar at considerable pace.

A more measured response came from Cathy Turner, a recent starter with the company, who said; "From everything I've seen, this seems really well deserved.   They're a great company to work for, everyone is really nice, and very creative.  They have amazing clients and I'm excited to be able to say that I work for a multi-award winning company!"

GuyKat are a specialist learning technology agency who work with clients across the globe to deliver engaging interactive eLearning experiences.

GuyKat Wins Prestigious Export Award

 

GuyKat have been named winners of the 2018 Export Award at the Birmingham Post Business Awards. The announcement was made at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre attended by hundreds of professionals representing business from across the region. GuyKat Founder, Guy McEvoy, said; "Just as not all superheroes wear capes, not all exporters ship manufactured goods. GuyKat's is a great story about exporting services. We're an awesome small team with a large global mindset!"

The staff at GuyKat would like to pass on their thanks to the category sponsors and judges from Birmingham Airport, and also to send congratulations to all other finalists and winners.  Birmingham should be proud of the talent in the region.


Announced: GuyKat Finalist for Export Award

 

Recognising an exceptional year for our international sales, GuyKat has been shortlisted for the prestigious Birmingham Post Business Award for Export.  The full list of finalists across all categories can be seen here.

Company representatives will be at the Park Regis hotel next Monday (15th Oct) for a formal reception for the finalists. The overall winner will be announced at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in early November.  [More to follow].


GuyKat to Sponsor Docebo Inspire 2018

---Release Sep 11, 2018---

GuyKat are proud to announce that they will be a sponsor of Docebo Inspire. This year's event will be held in Toronto, Canada, Oct 10-12.

GuyKat CEO, Guy McEvoy, said; "Last year's Inspire in Boston was brilliant.  We're looking forward to more of the same in Toronto, it's honestly a privilege to support this event.  Docebo have awesome customers and we're blessed to work with so many of them. Chester Elton's keynote address will be thought provoking, and I'm proud to have the opportunity to introduce him."

GuyKat will also have a stand at the conference and would encourage  conference delegates to stop by, say hi, meet the friendly team and pick-up a free copy of their white paper on micro-learning.

If you wish to attend the event and have not yet booked please get in touch via inspire@guykat.com. We can offer a discount code!

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With the tagline 'beyond eLearning', GuyKat are an end-to-end learning technology consultancy.  They are a long term partner of Docebo having become a VAR in 2012.  Since then, they've provided professional services for Docebo clients in all five continents.  Engagements include training, consulting, customising the front-end UI/UX, providing managed administration, integrating the LMS with other systems and building world class, bespoke, engaging, bite-size content. GuyKat partner with organizations, gaining a deep understanding of their learning or communications objectives and strategy.  They then help clients realize the full value from their docebo investment in delivering those objectives in line with that strategy.

Recruiting - Web Software Developer

We're inviting applicants for a role as a Web Software Developer based our awesome Birmingham office. Please only apply via indeed.  Strictly no agency contact regarding this role.


'Till next year..... #LT18UK

Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by our booth at this years Learning Technologies show in London. We were thrilled with the response to our white paper, most hard copies were taken. If you missed the show do please get in touch and we'll be happy to email you a soft copy. It's always exciting to be part of this key industry event. There is a buzz being among our partners, competition and, most of all, our current and future clients. We will be contacting all those who requested we do so over the coming days.

Our competition winners were:  Wednesday, Louise Parsons - Thursday, Frances Bruce - Congratulations!