Our company began in 2013 with two passionate gents from London, both with a simple vision to harness the latest technology and learning design to bridge the gap between education and employment. Upon recognizing this gap they asked themselves:
“How can we transform learning and training programs into more meaningful experiences that ultimately translate into accessible and necessary skills for use in the real world?”
Krishan (right) and Carl (middle) gave up their day jobs to answer this question.
The early years
From dojo to Google Campus
Reminiscent of the romanticized vision of a startup, our beginnings started with picking up refurbished laptops and scrambling to pay rent in our first office in a Dojo. However, to the world, we always showed up professionally, and authentic, exceeding expectations as we quickly progressed to harnessing our own spot at the Google Startups Campus in London.
At the time, our small dedicated team started developing custom learning platforms, particularly using edX, the open-source technology created by Harvard and MIT.
Soon enough, with a rapidly growing base, the time was right to scale the team. Learning experience designers, content production experts, software developers, and project managers were required to support the growth on both sides of the Atlantic.
The company had become larger and more complex and a new CEO from Merrill Lynch was recruited to join our team. We continued to grow the business in the Middle East and rapidly expanded our Learning Lab in Cape Town, securing strategic partnerships with two of the largest education technology companies in the world, Pearson, and Instructure.
In 2020 Construct was included in a list of the top 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The “UK Technology Fast 50“, compiled by Deloitte, ranks firms based on their revenue growth over the last four years. The company placed 20th in its debut appearance on the list.
Our journey forward
We have built out our capacity through expansion into four continents – including locations in the United Kingdom, United States, and South Africa. We are truly global and with our diverse range of employee backgrounds and experience, our core delivery capabilities continue to broaden.
With rapid growth over the years, our continued focus is on creating opportunities for our team and clients through transformative learning experiences.
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