Digital-first learning platform business Tequ launches from central Hull

Gerard Toplass

A brand new digital-first training company is being launched from central Hull, which will provide a smart way to progress and track a qualification, apprenticeship, or bespoke training online.

Tequ’s digital-first platform provides a simple and smart online tool to manage and track work. Tutors and skills professionals will be able to use the system to mark, provide feedback and assess work to ensure learners can easily stay on track.

The built-for-purpose platform is set to transform the way learning and training is managed in the modern day, offering remote access to allow the learning process to go paperless. All appointments and timetables will also be based on one calendar and one system to provide a central platform for the users.

Tequ will be headed up by chief executive Jenni Longden, who has a wealth of experience in the education sector, including her most recent role as the director of apprenticeships at Hull College. In that role, Jenni managed a team of teaching and support staff covering corporate commercial and construction and the built environment qualifications ranging from level two to five.

Jenni said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the lead for Tequ and look forward to launching our digital-first platform very soon. The pandemic has demonstrated why a move towards more digital working practices is needed across the board to keep all kinds of operations moving. This includes education, with the need for a reliable cloud-based option needed for the continuation of learning.

“Tequ will allow that transition from physical to digital archives. The remote access functionality will be a great benefit to a huge number of learners out there too, working better for anyone studying alongside a job or other commitments that fall within traditional classroom setting.

“After working within the further education system for a number of years, I’m excited to bring my experience into this new business and platform. I look forward to learners using the platform, hearing their feedback, and seeing how much it revolutionises their learning experience.”

Tequ is the latest launch from The 55 Group, an alliance of cross-industry businesses headquartered out of central Hull. The group’s mission is to utilise technology and innovative thinking to bring a better, faster, and greener approach within its core markets, with Tequ taking this approach into the education sector.

Gerard Toplass, group CEO of The 55 Group, said: “We’re pleased to be launching Tequ and to have Jenni’s expertise joining our collective businesses, bringing with her a wealth of experience in further education and apprenticeships, along with valued skills to head up the new learning platform business.

“We’re passionate about finding better ways to address the challenges of the future, and that includes revolutionising the way learning and training is approached, covering everything from the courses themselves to the way in which they are delivered.”

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