Derry firm to sign £20m contract
High-tech Derry firm, Learning Pool, is set to sign a major international contract which could be worth £20 million.
Learning Pool specialises in providing e-learning solutions in the public sector and is expected to sign a multi-million contract to deliver e-learning to workers in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
The company currently employs 24 people on a full-time basis and ten others on freelance contracts but are expected to take on more staff with their expansion into the South African market.
Mary McKenna, director of Learning Pool, said; "We are signing a potentially huge overseas contract on Wednesday morning with CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply).
"Learning Pool has been selected as their partner to deliver e-learning to their members in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea for starters. The contract may be worth 20m over 5 years and will certainly involve us taking on more people in the North West from early 2010.
The company - which was established in 2006 - counts 88 per cent of local councils in England among its clients, including 20 of the 33 London Boroughs, Manchester City Council, Birmingham City Council, Essex County Council and Norfolk County Council. In addition, Learning Pool products are used by public bodies in Wales and Scotland.
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