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GKN increases business acumen with Intellexis financial competency solution

GKN business managers worldwide to use Intellexis e-learning development solution

London, 1st March 2006: GKN OffHighway Division, a global supplier of equipment to the agricultural and construction industries, has increased business acumen among engineering and operations staff with an Intellexis financial competency e-learning solution. GKN Offhighway has used the Intellexis ‘Finance for Managers’ suite of courses over the last year to help 100 senior managers increase their understanding of how decision making can impact business performance. The business acumen improvement programme was initiated by CEO, Martyn Vaughan.

Martyn Vaughn said, “Many of our senior managers come from engineering backgrounds but they are increasingly expected to make important decisions that impact the company’s financial performance. We needed a simple way to help these managers improve their practical financial understanding. The Intellexis courses have proved to be highly effective as a method to train a large number of people consistently across several countries and has proved very effective and easy to use.”

The success of the Intellexis courses with senior managers has prompted GKN Offhighway to extend this programme to a further 200 staff throughout the Division. They will also use FACT, the Intellexis’ web-based, financial competency assessment tool, to identify individual knowledge gaps and target training in the most effective way.

The GKN Group has used a range of Intellexis financial e-learning products since the mid 1990s. Currently, GKN Aero in the US and the company’s largest Division, GKN Driveline, have also launched financial competence improvement programmes.

Managing Director, Intellexis, said, “GKN is one of a growing number of leading, world class corporations which recognise that it is critically important to the business that managers are given the financial knowledge and understanding they need to make more informed business decisions. This is borne out by that fact that increasingly we are seeing financial competence training programmes like those at GKN being driven by CEOs and CFOs.”

About Intellexis:
Founded in 1988, Intellexis is the UK’s leading provider of financial and business skills learning solutions, with worldwide training programmes in place for multinational, blue chip clients such as Hilton International, Nestlé and Rolls-Royce. Intellexis has over 17 years of experience in improving financial understanding for more than 100,000 people worldwide. Intellexis, a division of the vocational training company ILX Group plc, is headquartered in London. The company has a global distribution and partner network.

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