"Were absolutely thrilled to finally be expanding into the US.Its something weve always wanted to do but it had to be at the right time for the company."
Lucy Tier, Operational Director
A UK-based company that allows businesses to search, compare and book safety training courses online has expanded into the US.
Easybook Training, in Tunbridge Wells, has this week launched a brand new website for the American market and opened a new office in the city of Waukesha in Wisconsin.
The firm, which is owned by Terry Walsby and Lucy Tier, was established 9 years ago. Since then it’s undergone sustained growth with profits rising by 30% in 2018, largely due to the increase in the number of courses it offers and its high-level of customer service.
Its current clients include Keller, Galliford Try, BAM Nuttall, Engie and Keltbray.
The expansion of Easybook Training comes following the launch of its new UK website in April, which was designed to give users a cleaner online experience and an improved user journey.
Lucy Tier, Operations Director at Easybook Training, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to finally be expanding into the US.
“It’s something we’ve always wanted to do but it had to be at the right time for the company.
“Although 2018 was a great year for Easybook Training, in terms of growth, it’s not the sole reason we’re venturing into new territory.
“Earlier this year, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation was introduced in the US making it the employers duty to ensure crane operators can safely operate their equipment.
“With that in mind, it seemed like the right time to target an American market by offering companies an easy way to search and book safety courses including certified crane training.
“The new American website will offer the same course categories as the UK, from construction and first aid training programmes right through to working at height but the course offerings will be in-line with US laws and regulations.”
The new US business has been set up as a joint venture with the KHL Group, the leading supplier of international construction information.
Lucy adds: “We’re really excited to be working with KHL.
“They have a great reputation within the access and crane industry and can offer Easybook Training an amazing marketing platform to promote the business direct to training centres and customers alike.
“We’ve secured a great team in the US and already signed up several large training partners.