Amongst the rare and breath-taking collection of 400 cars and motorcycles at the UK’s Haynes International Motor Museum, company staff took an afternoon to hear about the continuing company success and how best to serve our growing school community.
‘It’s been another record year,’ said Barry Anns, CEO. ‘How better than to celebrate surrounded by record breaking motor cars and cycles?
‘Records have been broken in so many areas,’ continued Barry. ‘More schools added than ever before, mostly from the UK, closely followed by the Far East, South Africa and Australia.
‘We’ve added schools in six new countries, which shows how truly global Engage is. That’s 51 countries world-wide, served by our offices in the UK, South Africa and Australia.’
Barry commented that a level of confusion was evident in that some schools knew us as Double First, others as Engage.
‘To overcome this dual-branding,’ said Barry to an intrigued audience, ‘we are refreshing with a single, focussed and defined brand, which will happen by the end of the year.’
Engage and Functionality
Taking the rostrum, Paul Rastall, CTO, said, ‘Functionality is central to our product strategy. We have the most feature rich, versatile and accomplished student information system in the world. Even so, we must never stand still. Engage continues to evolve.’
Outlining key strategic elements, Paul emphasised the foundation of providing the needs of the global school community within the every expanding Engage ecosystem.
Adopting a Charity
Back on the stage, Barry announced the company’s adoption of a global charity, Street Child United.
‘We have decided to adopt Street Child United because we have shared values and considerable synergy in what we do. Our goal is not only to fund-raise but to amplify the message that every child has a voice and every right to be heard. We will achieve this through our influence in the marketplace.’
Drum Café – feel the rhythm!
Before an evening Barbie, Drum Café led us all in a fun filled but challenging, sharing of rhythm.
Positive and motivational
With the great smell of the Barbie, the day’s events gradually came to a close.
‘Thanks for today,’ said Richard Turpin from the company’s marketing team. ‘It was a useful and fun session. Positive and motivational.’