Situated around ten miles out of Manchester, Rochdale is successful as a largely residential commuter town to the City and also as an industrial hub in its own right. The Borough Council is responsible for services to around 200,000 residents and is currently in the middle of a £250m regeneration plan which – with help from the private sector and organisations like the Heritage Lottery Fund – is upgrading infrastructure and the public realm to bring new money into the local economy.

The procurement factors that matter

Me Learning has over ten years’ experience in delivering public-sector training, particularly in areas of most concern to public sector professionals: safeguarding, social care, Health & Safety and diversity. Me Learning was a natural choice – but that doesn’t mean that the company was an instant choice: crucial procurement criteria had to be met. When every penny matters, price is always going to be a consideration. Me Learning designed a package that would give Rochdale BC the comfort that they could address their staff development needs for a flat, predictable fee.

Jennie Crowther, e-learning Development Lead at Rochdale Borough Council, says: “The implementation process was seamless: we literally switched off the old system on a Friday evening and switched on Me Learning on the Monday morning.”

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