Open Mind offers trainers practical help – and the chance to save time, hassle and money

From: Open Mind
Published: Thu Mar 29 2007

Open Mind, the UK’s largest distributor of learning resources, claims that its new website – – is a major practical help for trainers in search of both inspiration and ready-made training materials.

"Not only can we answer trainers’ questions like: ‘Where can I find the latest DVD on coaching skills?’, ‘Is there a training game on diversity?’ and ‘How can I introduce e-learning?’, but our website gives them free access to over 4,000 training materials from 130 producers, indexed against 160 topics," explained Open Mind’s managing director, Alun Harvey. "These include e-learning programmes, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMs, audio tapes and CDs, books, games, trainer activity packs and assessment tools.

"Many of these materials are from producers that are ‘household names’, such as Video Arts, Fenman and Gower, but they also include specialist publishers’ work on such topics as diversity, stress and performance coaching.

"Whatever your organisation’s training need, we will either have the training materials you want – or can find them for you," pledged Harvey, whose organisation offers unbiased and independent advice to help customers find the best solution to match their training need and budget.

"Basically, by using our website, trainers save time – because they can search over 4,000 titles instantly and purchase securely online," said Harvey.

"They also save hassle, since they deal with only one supplier, receive one delivery and one invoice for the goods – and they can save money because of our many ‘special offers’ or the extra discounts available to those with an ‘Open Mind Budget Account’. They can also be sure they’re buying the right materials by asking our unbiased advice and testing our encyclopaedic knowledge."


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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