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North Wales tech company launches new e-learning portal

The Fusion team - Paul Hollingsworth, Shaun Hollingsworth, George Daly and Jac Hollingsworth

A North Wales tech company has launched an innovative new e-learning portal.

The portal, developed by Deeside-based Fusion, provides employers with access to a wealth of online courses to help improve the knowledge and skills of their employees.

The e-learning capability is the latest extension of Fusion’s employees’ digital platform.

The Fusion directors have so far invested over £200,000 in creating their technology.

Demand is particularly high because of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing need for businesses to offer remote working and adhere to social distancing measures.

The e-learning platform contains six core learning collections – construction, health and safety, hospitality, health and social care, business and premium.

Across the six areas there are almost 200 different online courses to choose from.

All of the courses are approved by leading organisations including the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), ETA, Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA).

Among the most popular courses so far are asbestos training, food safety, GDPR, mental health awareness and social media.

Fusion was founded last year by brothers Paul and Shaun Hollingsworth, who also own Hollingsworth Group, one of Wales’ leading construction and civil engineering companies, together with Jac Hollingsworth, a Principal Management and Technology Consultant, and George Daly, the founder of the Chester-based digital agency, Coax Creative.

Paul Hollingsworth, a Director of Fusion, said: “We are excited by the roll-out of our new e-learning portal. We believe it provides businesses across all sectors with a broad range of training courses and videos which will enhance the skills and knowledge of their employees.

“The courses are self-paced, available to suit people’s work schedules, improve operational efficiency and save time and money.

“We are already able to offer almost 200 courses and will continue to add new ones to the portal as we find them and in response to client demands.”

When it launched in 2020, Fusion initially focussed on developing a health and safety app which allows employees to access all the documentation they need in one place and from multiple sites.

But the company quickly realised that the tech they were creating had the scope to be more widely applied to the needs of businesses, leading to the launch earlier this year of the full employees’ digital platform.

Fusion provides a comprehensive web-based management dashboard and mobile app that allows companies to create, manage and distribute documents. It allows for both internal and external collaboration including suppliers, partners, clients and other stakeholders.