Ireland’s dedicated eBusiness representative body, Digital Business Ireland, has today announced that it has joined forces with leading digital platform for online learning and training, Olive Group. Olive Group’s portfolio of online learning tools covers a range of key courses of importance to DBI members which will now be available at a discounted rate. These courses include GDPR and cyber-security compliance, digital marketing, communications and customer service.
Digital Business Ireland (DBI) is the representative body for the Irish digital commerce sector. With over 3,400 businesses in its community it continues to grow its membership footprint across a wide range of online and digital businesses to include technology, retail, hospitality, professional services, travel, transport, education, leisure, agri-business and property. DBI provides a range of services to its membership to include training and events, networking opportunities, general advisory, insights, advocacy and public policy influence all which facilitates digital businesses grow, thrive and achieve their goals.
Olive Group CEO and Founder, Brendan Kavanagh, has vast experience in the retail and IT sectors and founded the company initially with a focus on safety, compliance and induction training. As the business expanded, he introduced new interactive platforms using the latest technologies including virtual reality and artificial intelligence to a wider audience as a unique way of learning via engaging high-end courses and digital content.
The company now offers a range of education products focused on corporations, recruitment agencies, coaches, tutors and training organisations including elearning and virtual classroom which has proven to improve learning retention. This type of training allows people to learn anytime, anywhere, and from any device.
Commenting on the partnership, Lorraine Higgins, Chief Executive of Digital Business Ireland said “The business world has faced unprecedented disruption in recent months and many have been forced onto digital platforms to sustain their models. This has demanded major changes to businesses operations but it also brings opportunities for teams to build new skills and capacities. In this context, a partnership with Olive Group made sense to us on a number of levels”.
“Olive Group is a leading provider of a suite of elearning tools in areas of interest to our members. As businesses navigate the new digital landscape it is important they are equipped to deal with the challenges they will face from compliance, marketing and communications perspective. Partnering with Olive Group means our members and their employees will be ready to meet these challenges and, more crucially, to enhance their impact online.”
Founder and CEO of Olive Group, Brendan Kavanagh said: “We are excited to partner with Digital Business Ireland who we have watched grow from strength to strength. Technology and digital platforms are now playing pivotal role in every aspect of business as companies adapt to the ‘new normal’ of the Covid-19 era. Olive Group will help businesses unlock the full potential of their workforce amid the transformation businesses are undergoing by providing affordable access to our innovative e-learning platform”.
“This partnership will help support DBI businesses accelerate their digital transformation by providing them with a timely, cost-efficient and pandemic-proof way of reskilling their employees to meet the demands of the digital economy”.
Digital Business Ireland (DBI) is the voice of the Irish digital commerce sector. Set up in 2019, DBI counts over 3,400 businesses in its community with Health Stores Ireland, the Association of Fine Jewellers, County Kildare Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Inspire Network and IPAV among its affiliate members. It continues to grow its membership footprint across a wide range of online and digital businesses to include technology, retail, hospitality, professional services, travel, transport, education, leisure, agri-business and property.
DBI provides a range of services to its membership to include training and events, networking opportunities, general advisory, insights, advocacy and public policy influence all which facilitates digital businesses grow, thrive and achieve their ambitions.
About Olive Group
Founded in 2006, Olive Group provides a fully integrated range of workforce development services. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and employing 350 people in 12 countries, Olive Group develops high-end courses and digital content. It has developed its own suite of eLearning platforms using the latest technologies including virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The company transforms businesses and peoples’ lives and is on a mission to make learning universally available by providing the highest quality learning solutions at the lowest cost. Olive Group has trained more than two million people across the world with digital learning content in 27 languages. www.olivegroup.io