ICM signs exclusive contract to provide online services

The ICM has signed an exclusive deal with CICCWORLD, the web-based interactive learning company, to develop and promote a range of dynamic online training services in a series of initiatives being delivered under the new ICM Online Services (icmOS) umbrella.

The contract, signed between Philip King, Director General of the ICM, and Darren Allardyce FICM, the Managing Director of CICCWORLD, marks the culmination of more than two years of discussion that will now see CICCWORLD creating a suite of online learning and audit engines specifically for those working in the credit management arena.

Philip King comments: “I am delighted that we have reached an agreement with CICCWORLD. It is a major step in our plan to enhance the value we offer, and is exciting news for our Members. The CICCWORLD team will design, develop, implement and monitor dynamic and on-demand training over the web in a way that is unprecedented in our industry.”

The task is already underway. CICCWORLD recently developed and hosted the ICM’s Credit Management Survey for Financial Director magazine. Under the ‘icmOS’ brand, the objective is to deploy a series of web-enabled training modules including: Benchmarking and training tools; Training needs evaluators and assessments; and Fully integrated e-learning centre, presenting exciting multi layered content using the latest media broadcast technology.

Darren Allardyce FICM has personally been involved in developing and hosting the system from the outset. He adds: “This is a fantastic opportunity. We want to create a totally new range of dynamic online services and ‘branded’ marketing opportunities. This will add significant value to the wealth of ICM educational content and provide a springboard into the lucrative European and North American markets. I am looking forward to working with the team at The Water Mill.”

CICCWORLD already has an impressive client list that includes major national and international organisations, and provides a strong foothold in the SME sector.