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Mayor welcomes Learning Pool investment and growth

16 June 2021

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, has welcomed news of a substantial investment in Derry company Learning Pool, saying it exemplifies how the city and district is a prime location to grow a business and attract investment.

Learning Pool was founded in Derry and is a strategic leader in the learning technology markets, with bases in both the UK and the US.

The company have now agreed to a new investment from Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $7.6 billion of capital under management, to support the company's continued growth, which will see an initial 100 new jobs created across the Learning Pool group.

Mayor Warke said: "This is fantastic news for Learning Pool – an innovative company that was founded here in our city and has now grown into a global brand that continues to go from strength to strength.

"It's inspiring to look back at their journey of significant growth from a team of five people starting off in 2006 to over 260 employees now working in offices across the UK and the United States. Their success exemplifies why our city and district is such an attractive place for investment and how it can provide opportunities for new businesses to flourish.

He continued: "Learning Pool are a homegrown company who have put their success down to the people who have made it possible and who continue to push them forward, and we have plenty of those dedicated and driven people here in our region. This news proves that we have the perfect platform locally to grow your business and to attract investment.

"This development will allow Learning Pool to further grow their brand on a global stage and we wish them continued success for the future."