Valuable contacts gained in their former careers have since opened doors to important blue-chip corporate contracts. “We had the right product, at the right place, at the right price,“ added Dilshad.
The Hothis winning partnership has led to six years of exponential business growth. The Knowledge Academy is proud to be a 220-strong international British company that handles everything in-house 24/7 from Internet-enabled Bracknell – from sales and invoicing right through to worldwide booking of rooms in which its 500-plus ‘subject matter experts‘ deliver curriculum modules to client candidates (80% classroom-based, 20% digitally online).
It has no business partners, no in-country offices, no borrowing, “no single dependency on one large client, supplier, bank, or employee, unlike many other businesses of our size.“
“The biggest lesson we‘ve learned is that you can do everything from the UK. You have to be organised, agile, hands-on, have a strong infrastructure, and a business engine – ours is a strong sales and marketing background,“ explained Barinder.
“We are not teachers, not techies, but we know how businesses function, our clients‘ business drivers, and we know how to sell.“
“What we do is more professional education than training,“ comments Dilshad. “aaS provider, we enable businesses to position themselves competitively with the human capital they have – their people. We provide learning interventions that drive performance.“
The Knowledge Academy also aims to be an ‘Amazon‘ of the education world – “providing any learning intervention, in any format, in any country“.
Hence, recent investment in software development capabilities at Bracknell, plans to increase geographical reach, grow its educational portfolio scope, and set up complementary companies providing related recruitment, HR and candidate consultancy roles.
“We have only just started. We are at the tip of the iceberg,“ said Barinder.
“The next step in our story will be built in the