The SimVenture Story
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Specialising in innovative business simulation technology, Venture Simulations Ltd was created by brothers Paul & Peter Harrington.
Having started & grown companies & worked with entrepreneurs, Peter wanted to share his experience & help others be better prepared for the rigours of business. Unconvinced by the impact of traditional approaches to entrepreneurial training, he began research in 2001 to find out whether an experiential resource that offered deeper learning might add value.
Fuelled by research results, Peter approached his brother. With nearly 20 years' experience in the software design industry Paul had the technical expertise to build a sophisticated yet easy to use simulation.
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Taking 4 years to build and launched in 2006, SimVenture Classic was created so people were inspired to learn and understand the issues and principles underpinning business. By 2009, SimVenture had won 3 prestigious UK national awards.
Used worldwide within the education (schools, colleges and universities) and corporate sectors, SimVenture Classic has been updated to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse client base. Paul Brough Jones, who joined the company in 2008, heads up the expanding Learning & Development team and ensures the smooth integration of the technology into client programmes around the globe. Paul also oversees all corporate training and as the global customer base expands, the team manages a growing network of Partner agents and distributors.
Extensive and ongoing consultation has been central to the development of the on-line business simulator, SimVenture Evolution. This latest on-line business strategy simulation, which was launched in 2016 to meet the developing needs of education and corporate customers, maintains the company's position at the forefront of the business game / business simulation industry.
The team is committed to creating a learning revolution in the world of business and entrepreneurial leadership. As part of the SimVenture story we are committed to the ongoing development of learning solutions that make a clear and positive impact on learners as well as teachers and trainers around the globe.
Since 1989 Peter Harrington has created and grown several successful UK companies. Peter has a sound understanding of all fields of business, enterprise & entrepreneurship. He also writes the SimVenture Blog - 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship'. Paul Harrington qualified as a software engineer in 1985. He specialises in simulation technology and has run businesses for over ten years. Paul Brough Jones has over 20 years of experience in the education sector as a senior leader, teacher, trainer and consultant. More detail about the people in the company is available here.