Innovative new partnership wins 2018 EducationInvestor Award
The judges of the EducationInvestor Awards recognised the value of successful partnerships in promoting innovation and improvement.
This unique partnership combines EES's quality training content and exceptional knowledge of the needs of schools with Pearson Publishing's expertise in technology, training and mobile publishing. Together, these two companies have addressed key barriers to training – budgets, workload and accessibility – and developed an unrivalled service that suits customer needs.
The judges said:
"The innovative partnership with Pearson Publishing shows what can be achieved when two complementary players join forces."
Pearson Publishing's innovative technology has enabled the transformation of EES' SE+ service, a research-based school improvement programme. Pearson Publishing's seamless nimbl technology underpins EES' powerful new app and extends its reach globally. The app provides mobile-optimised resources with far greater learning and data capturing capabilities, and the capacity to instantly update content to reflect new practices.
Jason Oster, Head of Sales & Marketing at EES for Schools, said:
"By working collaboratively with Pearson Publishing, we have been able to bring to the market a unique joint proposition that delivers great benefit and real value to our customers. The initial launch titles have been extremely well-received by schools and work is underway to ensure our wider EES services can be accessed via the platform to help customers maximise their effectiveness."
Will Ricketts, Managing Director of Pearson Publishing, echoed this sentiment:
"Our partnership with EES has enabled us to combine expertise and experience to provide something new and exciting for schools and colleges. We're excited to continue working together to further enhance the service we offer."
As more companies look to embrace technology and use digital solutions as a way of acquiring, engaging with and satisfying customers, it is clear that close working partnerships between content creators and mobile experts could be the way forward.
About the companies
EES for Schools (EES) is a leading provider to the education sector of software, training and professional services that enhance school effectiveness. The business provides pupil progress monitoring software (market leaders), professional development and professional support services to a network of over 4,500 schools across the UK and internationally. EES has developed a number of partnerships with companies which provide complementary resources, co-creating new propositions that bring greater benefits and value to its customers.
For more information, call 0345 2008600, email enquiries@EESforschools.org or visit EESforschools.org.
Pearson Publishing Ltd (not to be confused with Pearson PLC) is a Cambridge-based publishing company with over 25 years' experience applying technology to education and training. In the last five years, Pearson Publishing have developed nimbl, a cutting-edge mobile publishing platform and learning management system that enables the creation of interactive digital resources for mobile apps and the web. They successfully work with EES and several other partners globally to provide affordable app-based training solutions.
For more information, call Will Ricketts on 01223 350555, email email@example.com or visit https://www.nimbl.uk/