Last updated: 17.12.15

Virtual College forms new business partnership with global food and drink publisher

Ilkley-based Virtual College has joined forces with global publisher, William Reed, to help plug the skills gap in the food sector.

Virtual College is a leading online learning provider while William Reed Business Media is a trusted resource in global food and drink markets, providing journalism, information, research, events and awards for more than 150 years.

Rod Knox, CEO of Virtual College, commented: “William Reed is a perfect partner for Virtual College with its outstanding relationships across the food, drink and hotel markets.”

The new partnership, William Reed Training, will provide Virtual College’s existing portfolio of courses to the food sector while developing a range of new e-learning materials.

The shared vision is for the new partnership to be the leading training provider for the sector.

Charles Reed, managing director of William Reed Business Media, stated:” I’m very pleased to be partnering with an e-learning business with Virtual College’s outstanding reputation and proven excellence in technology and content development.”

Charles Reed Managing Director of William Reed Business Media and Bob Gomersall Chairman of Virtual College.

About Virtual College

Virtual College won the prestigious ‘E-learning development company of the year 2015’ in the independently-judged global awards. Virtual College has developed into one of the UK's leading providers of total solutions within the e-learning arena. Its key objective is to help enhance the traditional learning solution through the careful integration of technology.

Founded in 1995, today Virtual College has over 1.75 million registered online learners and this is growing at a rate of over 1,500 a day, across both public and private sectors. The company has developed a comprehensive product range, including over 300 online courses, accessed via the company's own Learning Management System, as well as offering a complete content design and development service. 

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