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Learning Pool step forward as inaugural corporate sponsor for addiction recovery service

We are delighted to share that we have committed to sponsoring ARC Fitnessfor the next three years.

ARC is a not-for-profit social enterprise that supports individuals and their loved ones in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through learning, coaching, physical activity and community support.

Already, Learning Pool has been instrumental in developing and maintaining The ARC Academy; an online addiction recovery learning platform offered as part of ARC’s service. This helps individuals gain the knowledge and insight to get on top of their relationship with substances. 

The online academy has been instrumental in allowing ARC to deliver its services during the current COVID-19 situation.

As a company that places individual growth and development at its forefront,  ARC’s vision to help build a positive and hope-filled future for people struggling with substance misuse, strongly resonated with us. 

ARC has faced many challenges since its inception just 18 months ago, for example, securing funding, the restrictive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of capacity/resources.

Our sponsorship will help ARC Fitness secure a fully functional premises as a base for its operations, and facilitate them in accommodating additional programs. This in turn, help more individuals and their families find hope through recovery.

The investment will also help  ARC to extend its services beyond the locality of Derry to reach people in the wider community and others further afield.


Commenting on the sponsorship, Gary Rutherford, Founder of ARC Fitness said:

Thank you Learning Pool for believing in the important work we do at ARC Fitness and mostly for believing in our ability to grow and progress our much-needed service. With Learning Pool’s help, the future looks pretty bright.


Louise McElvaney, Director of People and Performance, also commented:

Learning Pool is delighted to be able to help ARC Fitness for the next 3 years. We’ve been amazed by the impact Gary and his team have made in a short time with ARC, especially in these difficult times, and we’re excited to help him develop ARC’s potential. 


About Learning Pool 

We help clients deliver exceptional performance with pioneering online learning platforms, creative content and powerful analytics. We have a fresh approach to partnering with our customers; one that makes a real difference with a 98% client recommendation rate. 

Learning Pool is a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and content creation to over 800 organizations and 3.5 million learners around the world. Annual revenue growth increased 34% last year and our team has grown to 220 colleagues across our six global offices. 

We also won a vast array of awards, including Gold for Innovation at the most recent Learning Technologies Awards, Gold at the International CSR Awards for our commitment to being a responsible business and scooped Gold for Customer Service Success at the 2020 Stevie® Awards.

It’s not all about the awards though. We deliver on our promises and listen to customers, constantly looking at ways to improve and innovate, to delight clients and make sure Learning Pool is a fantastic place to work.

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