2021… AssessTech’s year in review

As 2021 draws to a close we wanted to highlight some of the new projects, new people and new customers from across the last 12 months.

Things we were proud of during 2021:

  • 5 new additions to the AssessTech team – Kirt, Leanne, Olivia, Douglas and Rob
  • In the UK, GTR joined us bringing on board Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, we successfully engaged our first new client in Australia, Railtrain Holdings Group. Eurostar also doubled its use of ACMS by rolling out to its engineering team.
  • We became a Totara Alliance Platinum partner, further strengthening our learning and development package
  • We brought back our hugely successful User Forum

AssessTech Xmas Party 2021

AssessTech 2021 – A Year in Review

We started the year by engaging a new business development professional for the Middle East, Kirt Barooah, as there is significant investment going into rail infrastructure in the region.

We became a Totara Platinum Alliance partner in February, bringing world leading learning management solutions for our clients through AssessBook.  And we introduced a brand new non-technical skills course focusing on human factors and non-technical skills awareness.

In Q2 we released v 5.2.3 of ACMS, further enhancing security, data integrity and user experience.

We also achieved a lot on the learning and development space including:

  • Launch of a new blended learning approach for our popular TOLO and SIO courses
  • A new programme of training for Stations assessors at Network Rail.
  • And our first qualified Lead IQA in Ryan Dearlove at Arriva Rail London.

We had a very busy third quarter onboarding Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). 

Justin Willet, Professional Head of Operations at GTR said, “ACMS has offered us a ‘bullet proof’ system that smooths out the inconsistencies across our business. It is easy to access, and provides us with reliable datasets, reports and intelligence.”

Two new roles were created at AssessTech – Head of Learning and Development and Project Manager, taken up by Leanne Hammond and Hannah Washer respectively.

In October we successfully launched a pilot with Railtrain Holdings Group (RHG) in Australia. 

Gabriel Stroud, CEO, AssessTech commented, “RHG has been excellent in clearly defining their training and competence needs which has enabled us to provide a bespoke version of ACMS with a defined focus on behaviours, safety management and workforce development.”

And finally, we had one of the most successful User Forums ever with 80 people joining us in person in London and 20 customers from across the world, joining us online.

And finally, a message from Sally Brinkley, COO AssessTech…

“2021 has been a challenging year for everyone.  I am delighted we managed to recruit so much talent in such difficult circumstances and it has been great to use our new Guildford office more, and have team meetings together in one room!

“Welcome to our new customers in 2021 – GTR (Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express) and Railtrain Holdings Group; we are looking forward to helping you maximise your use of ACMS in 2022!  And thank you to all our other customers who have been completely supportive during the year.  The User Forum in November was my highlight for 2021 – it’s a lot of hard work, but from the questions and feedback you supplied, we know it is definitely worthwhile.

“We all hope you have a wonderful festive break and we’re looking forward to working together in 2022.”

Sally Brinkley, COO, AssessTech