We’re delighted to announce Socrates has joined the Unicorn family
We've welcomed on-board the UK’s leading legal training company Socrates in our latest acquisition, combining our strength in the financial services sector and complimenting Socrates’ expertise in compliance training work with law firms, accountants and estate agents.
Socrates, first established in 2003 has grown from helping legal firms deal with the challenges of money laundering compliance to supporting around 1,000 businesses with specialist governance, risk and compliance training. Socrates will use our award-winning learning management system Unicorn LMS, which was voted the UK’s top LMS in a recent report by the Craig Weiss group to offer law firms, accountants and estate agents world-class compliance learning.
Bernard George, Socrates CEO: “Over the years a number of businesses have wanted to join forces with Socrates. But we were only prepared to do a deal with a partner that offered us the right resources for further growth and shared our values and vision. Crucially Unicorn also shares Socrates’ commitment to customer service and high standards.
“This partnership will enhance the way we deliver training to our subscribers. Our technology platform will be enhanced with new features, plus we will be able to provide a wider range of courses drawing on Unicorn’s impressive content portfolio. At the same time we continue to release new services we have developed, such as our brand new GDPR course and a forthcoming Risk Management product.”
Peter Phillips, Unicorn CEO, said: “It is a real pleasure to welcome Bernard and Socrates to the Unicorn family. Given the commonality between financial services and law, the legal sector is a natural area for us to grow.
“Unicorn LMS provides the balance between the traditional need for firms to define, manage and report on core competencies, including a degree of central control, tracking, reporting, data security and an audit trail, while also satisfying learner appetite for more mobile, informal and collaborative microlearning opportunities.
“We are excited about bringing this world to Socrates’ subscribers, whilst enhancing what we already offer with this new and expert specialist content.”