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Apr 2013

Kineo and client shortlisted for technology award


Kineo, leaders in elearning services, are delighted to announce clients Halfords have been shortlisted for a prestigious BT Retail Week Technology Award. 

The award is a recognition of the collaboration and output that Kineo and Halfords have achieved with the new WeLearn LMS, based on Totara LMS.

As a specialist retailer, dealing in the provision of best in class product, advice and fitting services, Halfords requires its colleagues to have the highest levels of knowledge and expertise to ensure customers have the greatest possible experience.

With the unrelenting pace of change and innovation across their customer offer, Halfords was determined to provide all colleagues with access to the latest developments in that offer and drive a consistently high level of quality no matter what channel the customer used.

To achieve this ambition, Halfords chose to partner with Kineo, leaders in elearning and Learning Management System (LMS) design and delivery, to design, build and deliver a training platform. The aim was to provide access for all colleagues to an increased range of training materials - be that online, face-to-face or paper-based - that was contemporary, cutting edge and relevant to all that used it.

The result is the Halfords 'WeLearn' LMS, developed by Kineo using Totara LMS, a custom distribution of Moodle for enterprise. Kineo has also developed a range of engaging elearning modules and resources for access via the platform. Kineo also provided capability building to the Halfords team, to enable self-sufficiency.

The positive feedback on the side and the cost savings achieved are already demonstrating the benefits to Halfords.

Rory Lawson, Kineo Solutions Consultant for Halfords said: “We are really pleased to help a fantastic brand like Halfords realise its vision. It's been a great opportunity to show how Totara LMS can meet the needs of the retail sector and I am looking forward to helping Halfords further develop its Retail Education Programme.”

The BT Retail Week Technology Awards highlight organisations that have made the best use of technology to enable business success. The awards are announced at the Hilton Park Lane in London on June 19th.  Find out more about the awards here.