Office Friendly will be launching “the world’s most engaging learning management system”. The unique online platform named ‘Pioneer’ will offer dealers and suppliers an award winning social learning platform that has not been seen before in the office supplies sector.

The hub will offer a variety of business resources, sales and marketing tools, a community forum, and e-learning opportunities for Office Friendly members.

Pioneer’ sees the advancement of Office Friendly’s portfolio of services to include a centre of resources and tools to improve the knowledge and skills of users. The platform will break new ground in the realm of functionality and engagement within the dealer community.

Office Friendly is working in partnership with VOW to launch Pioneer and provide customers with practical communications and online learning opportunities. VOW has part funded the new venture and invested their support on an ongoing basis in launching the platform and to creating a meaningful resource for people across the Office Friendly membership.

The new venture will bring together opportunities for business owners and their teams to learn and develop their industry expertise, advance their network of connections with other users and experts, and provide a better service to all their stakeholders.

Adrian Butler, VOW Managing Director says: “We’re delighted to have forged this latest partnership with Office Friendly, which we see as another important step on this vital journey and further evidence that resellers should expect even more from us in 2018.

“It’s a key part of our role as a world-class wholesaler to improve resellers’ experience of us and create opportunities for them to sell more and be innovative”

To lead the creation of this platform, Office Friendly has appointed Michael Hudson as Learning Platform Manager. Michael has already begun to construct the Pioneer hub and will be busy creating content for users to make use of across a broad range of themes and topics. Michael joined the

Office Friendly team in March 2016 as a KascAid Marketer and takes on his new role from February 2018.

Sales Director, Keeley Shepherd, says: “We are thrilled to have Michael on board and spearheading this new adventure for Office Friendly. His enthusiasm and experience is superb and we cannot wait to see how he develops Pioneer into a strong and popular service for our members.”

Over the coming months Office Friendly will be working with other suppliers in the industry and developers in e-learning to provide a full spectrum of resources and tools on the Pioneer platform.

Managing Director of Office Friendly, Julie Hawley says: “This will be a golden opportunity for dealers and their staff to improve their learning processes. By making use of the business content and functions that Pioneer will offer, business owners will be able to develop their sales and marketing teams and involve themselves further into the community that Office Friendly has created within the membership.”

For more information about ‘Pioneer’, get in touch with the Michael Hudson, Learning Platform Manager on 0114 256 6294 or email michael.hudson@officefriendly.co.uk