We are pleased to announce that we’ve opened an office in Perth. Former Learning Seat Victorian sales manager, Tom Carlton, has moved to Perth to establish the office, located in the Sunday Times building.
Our chief executive officer, Tim Legge (@timothyflegge), said that increased interest from the Western Australian market triggered the decision to plant our feet in Perth. Excited about WA’s strong economy and promising prospects for future economic and employment growth due to the state’s booming mining and resources sector, Learning Seat is keen to support this growth through e-learning.
“We’ve seen increased uptake and interest of the Learning Seat product in the WA market so it seemed logical to create a more established presence in the state to provide a stronger service to our friends there.”
Current Western Australian clients include Australian Football League (AFL) clubs Fremantle Dockers, West Coast Eagles, Steel Blue, City of Fremantle, City of Perth and HBF. With this and the rise in awareness, businesses are quickly learning about the benefits of online training and how it affects a company’s workforce and bottom line; we see a very promising future for e-learning in Perth and look forward to establishing our footprint in this city.
On the appointment of Tom to lead the office, Mr Legge said:
“During his time at Learning Seat based in our Melbourne office, former Perth boy, Tom, shone when it came to acquiring new business. While it is sad to see him leave Melbourne, I am confident he can carry his talents into the Perth market and help grow our presence there.”
Tom joined Learning Seat in January 2010 as a business manager from Colleagues Information Solutions where he set up the start-up’s Melbourne office. Since joining Learning Seat, Tom brought about 30 clients into the family including the likes of Simonds Homes, Adidas, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Hills Industries.
Excited about his move, Tom said:
“WA is a state where there are many issues with delivering face-to-face training due to the geographical locations for many businesses. Learning Seat will offer them the ability to deliver, track and record high quality training for a fraction of their current costs.”
The opening of the new office was marked through a series of workshops and forums with current Learning Seat clients and other WA businesses. Current clients were taken through introductory Administrator Accreditation Training workshops that gave us and our clients a good understanding of expectation and service now that the new office is open.
Learning Seat also held forums with WA businesses from a range of different industries. Co-hosted by employee assessment company, Onetest, these forums focused on how leading organisations are implementing safe work strategies.
For any questions about Learning Seat’s WA operations, contact Tom Carlton.