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Kiwi Training Companies Combine Forces to Support Kiwi Businesses through COVID and Beyond
RedSeed announces acquisition of one of New Zealand’s longest-running training companies following increased demand for online training service.
- Online training company, RedSeed, has announced the acquisition of KiwiHost, one of NZ’s longest-running training companies
- RedSeed has seen massive growth following the wave of employees working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions in Australia and New Zealand
- Over the last 30 years, KiwiHost has provided customer service and business skills training to over a quarter of a million people across Asia/Pacific
Christchurch, Monday, 24th May – Today, online training company, RedSeed, announced the acquisition of one of New Zealand’s oldest training companies, KiwiHost.
With over 250,000 New Zealanders participating in KiwiHost workshops over 30 years, the KiwiHost brand brings a strong legacy to RedSeed.
“The business landscape has changed rapidly over the past eighteen months, and welcoming KiwiHost into the fold aligns with our vision of supporting Kiwis to get back into work, and Kiwi businesses to grow.” RedSeed CEO & Founder, Anya Anderson says.
“We have seen massive growth over this time, following the growing need for businesses to support a remote workforce.” says Anderson.
Following the announcement of the first lock down last year, the company made the decision to release their online course ‘Managing Stress & Anxiety’ for free to the public. The course which was developed in partnership with Clinical Psychologist Graeme Clarke has since been completed by over 3500 Kiwis.
“While we have seen a lot of interest in delivering face-to-face workshops to support staff returning back to work, the merger has also helped us engage with the likes of MSD to deliver training for back-to-work initiatives.” says former KiwiHost CEO, Jared Brixton, who will be staying on as the Market Development Manager for RedSeed.
Together, the brands offer over 100 business-ready courses which cover everything from customer service, sales and soft-skills, through to compliance, leadership development and employee wellbeing.
Currently training over 100,000 users globally, RedSeed is a Kiwi-owned and operated online training company and learning management system. Focused on growing the capability of teams, to help businesses thrive, RedSeed has been providing training to enterprise organisations like 2degrees, FoodStuffs South Island, Kathmandu and Anaconda for the past 14 years.
Since 1989 KiwiHost has developed customer service skills for more than 50,000 businesses. All this experience has taught KiwiHost that a real customer service experience is what people are looking for. The one thing that customers want most is to connect with the distinct business personality, and the only way to do that is through a company’s own personal brand of customer service.
For comment or more information please contact:
Ben Hogg – Marketing Director, RedSeed
+64 3 3777 936