The ‘Challenge Open Mind’ challenge

From: Open Mind
Published: Mon Mar 05 2007

Open Mind, the specialist distributor of learning resources which recently updated its website at to include over 4,000 titles from 130 producers, indexed against 160 topics, has thrown down the gauntlet to training and HR managers in the UK.

Open Mind director, Alun Harvey, said: "If you’re looking for something different to liven up your training or, maybe, there’s a particular video you used to use and you can’t find it any more, call Open Mind and we will find it for you – or offer an alternative. We relish a challenge and we can usually recommend a suitable – and suitably priced - resource for your training need, drawn from the 10,000 or so learning resources to which we have access."

Open Mind’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the learning resources available via all delivery media is on display at its newly revised website, which has been designed as a ‘shop window’ to make it easy for visitors to find the solution that they need to meet their, or their organisation’s, training needs.

The site highlights learning resources covering important and popular topics such as diversity; performance coaching; languages; IT, literacy; numeracy; health & safety.

Those who are only interested in the latest learning resources – from books and games to DVD and e-learning programmes - can find them listed on a special page of the site; while other pages list over 500 special offers, allowing customers to buy learning resources to suit their budget.

Visitors to the Open Mind site even have the chance to win a new, state-of-the-art 30Gb video iPod.

"Our new website contains the most comprehensive catalogue of learning resources in the UK," said Harvey. "But, if you can’t find what you want on this site, call us and take up the Open Mind Challenge.

"We’re more than confident that we can find what you need."


Notes for Editors:

About Open Mind
Formed in 1991, Open Mind distributes and develops resources to help organisations to develop their people. As such, it provides customers with broad access to over 10,000 learning resources in all forms of delivery media and is frequently referred to by customers as the ‘Trainers’ Toyshop’.

These resources include:
• Videos
• CD-ROMs & DVDs
• Online learning
• Audio tapes & CDs
• Books
• Workbooks
• Games & activities

Topics covered include:
• Management
• Sales
• Finance
• Commerce
• Information technology
• Languages

Open Mind also offers:
• Free independent advice on
• Selecting from over 10,000 titles from 100 publishers - in all media – on any business topic
• Selecting appropriate resources to fit clients’ budgets
• A free Preview Centre facility
• Practical help with establishing – or re-launching - managing and marketing a Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
• The STAR intranet-based Learning Centre Management System to manage LRCs
• An online directory of resources, allowing users to search and view on-screen details of over 5,500 titles on 200 topics from more than 100 publishers – and purchase securely online

Further information from:
Alun Harvey, Open Mind, 01491 411061
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405

Company: Open Mind
Contact Name: Bob Little
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Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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