HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluedrop Performance Learning (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) announced today that its subsidiary, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., has been named Business of the Year by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made during an award ceremony Thursday, January 26th, 2017, held at the Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Business Awards gala event boasts a spectacular night of entertainment while recognizing Halifax’s risk takers and their success. Eva Martinez, Senior Director of Business Development, accepted the award on behalf of Bluedrop.
Bluedrop was cited by the Profit 500 list for posting over 500% growth in the past 5 years. Its Halifax based subsidiary, Bluedrop Training and Simulation, has grown from a handful of employees just five years ago, to approximately 110 employees today. Martinez said, “We are so proud of the leading-edge innovation that we are able to deliver from Halifax. The work that we do is very well respected and the team is fully engaged and committed to our client’s success.”
Emad Rizkalla, Founder and CEO said, "Not only has Halifax been a driver of our success, we have been very active in all of Atlantic Canada. We are also committed to helping grow the region.” The company’s SkillsonlineNS program was delivered in partnership with Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour & Advanced Education and has already helped over 22,000 workers improve their employability and productivity while supporting over 1,400 businesses & not-for-profits throughout the Province. “Not only are we committed to growing an important export business from our base in the region, we aim to make the region a global Centre of Excellence in the use of learning technology to upskill entire regional workforces. Our learning technology is now in use by governments in all four Atlantic Provinces and has enrolled over 100,000 users in the region.”
In acknowledging Bluedrop’s Halifax team, Rizkalla added, “We are truly humbled to receive this award. Bluedrop's work is global but our roots, most of our staff....and our hearts are still in Atlantic Canada. We are certainly committed to making this region a powerhouse of innovation and productivity. Thank you Halifax Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our exceptional team. I know I am a little biased, but they sure do deserve it! Their brilliance and passion inspire me each and every day.”
Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in both the development of workplace e-learning and simulation as well as the way large organizations deliver, track and manage training. Our two divisions serve the world’s leading aerospace and defence organizations as well as broad cross sections of organizations focused on managing system wide health and safety and developing the skills of external workforces. Bluedrop is creating the workforce of the future by improving the effectiveness, speed and costs of training delivery and management. For more information, visit www.bluedrop.com.
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