Academy Internet, whose clients include Wolters Kluwer, National Trust, UNICEF, Specsavers and American Express, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the e-learning business of Viv Cole Associates.

Following record Q1 sales figures, Academy Internet is on track in its aim to become one of the top 25 digital media businesses in the UK by 2010. The company is constantly looking for opportunities to expand in its chosen areas of internet marketing and e-learning and the new acquisition represents a step closer to achieving their business strategy.

Viv Cole, a high profile independent instructional designer, successful trainer and chartered accountant, has been appointed to head Academy Internet’s interests in the Professional Services vertical sector. Dedicated to helping professional services firms to achieve more from e-learning, the team focuses on strategy, design and delivery of successful learning projects.

Following his 7 year career at Deloitte, Viv has advised a number of blue chip clients including B&Q, CCH, Deloitte, FTC Kaplan, Procter & Gamble and PriceWaterhouseCoopers in e-learning and training strategy and implementation. He is also an e-Learning Network committee member and Chairman of the Trainers & Developers Network.

Jason Woodford, Director at Academy Internet commented on the latest addition to the expanding team: “Viv brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of Professional Services, allowing our team to offer much more targeted and relevant advice and guidance to organisations within this sector. Having worked on several projects with Viv in the past, I am delighted to now have him on board in a more permanent capacity to help expand our capacity and to grow the business.”

For more information, please contact Viv: viv.cole@academyinternet.com or Jason: jason.woodford@academyinternet.com or call 01273 733433.

Published on: 12:00AM on 24th April 2007