Press release

KnowledgeBase announce Grant Thornton partnership

Jillian O'Sullivan Jillian O'Sullivan

KnowledgeBase, the Dublin based eLearning start-up which recently launched a cutting edge online learning resource for busy professionals, has just announced details of a new partnership with leading business advisors Grant Thornton who will develop bespoke content for accountants across a range of topics.

Launched in March 2015, KnowledgeBase’s interactive eLearning resource provides busy professionals with detailed information on a range of important legal, regulatory and business subjects. KnowledgeBase’s first offering is an interactive, easy to use, online guide to the new Companies Act 2014, the largest piece of legislation enacted in the history of the state.

Speaking about the partnership with Grant Thornton, Maeve Harrington, Director of KnowledgeBase said “KnowledgeBase is delighted to announce details of our partnership with leading business advisors Grant Thornton. This partnership is an exciting development for accountants as they will now be able to access content on the KnowledgeBase platform which has been specifically developed by Grant Thornton for accountants.”

“KnowledgeBase’s eLearning platform which has been developed by leading web developers Cloudnine Consulting, has brought about an extremely powerful tool which functions both as a convenient guide to the new Companies Act and also an easy to use and convenient method of further education for busy professionals. By partnering with Grant Thornton, KnowledgeBase has been able to develop our product offering and crucially, take another step towards maximising the potential of the KnowledgeBase platform.” continued Maeve Harrington, Director of KnowledgeBase.

Jillian O’Sullivan, Partner in Grant Thornton said “Our partnership with KnowledgeBase is another example of how we are differentiating ourselves by providing clients with the most up to date content and methods of learning through the platform. We believe that KnowledgeBase’s comprehensive online resource will change the way accountants’ reference information and acquire training in relation to the Companies Act 2014.”

About KnowledgeBase

Maeve Harrington, Director of KnowledgeBase added “KnowledgeBase combines state of the art technology with expert knowledge and a comprehensive interactive eLearning platform. The eLearning element allows our members to bring themselves up to speed on the latest development in their field of expertise and also apply it toward their Continuing Professional Development.”

Speaking about the new Companies Act 2014, which is the first subject to be covered by KnowledgeBase, Maeve Harrington, Director of KnowledgeBase said “the Act is the consolidation of 16 Acts and it has 1,448 sections. KnowledgeBase presents the entire content of the new Companies Act in such a way that it is intuitive and easy to access and it is clearly explained what changes have been made to company law in Ireland and which parts remain the same. The ease of navigation for all visitors and the depth of this resource are further enhanced by a refined search facility.”

KnowledgeBase was co-founded by Peter Stewart and Maeve Harrington. Peter Stewart is a veteran of a number of start-ups businesses in financial and management services who has extensive leadership and director experience including a spell as a director of NAMA. Maeve Harrington is an experienced marketing professional and project manager with over 23 years’ experience gained across a range of industry sectors. The technology platform was developed by Cloudnine Consulting and Mark Stewart is the member of the KnowledgeBase team in charge of technology.