Friday 19 June 2009

10 years old today!

Birthday cake
Originally uploaded by kowitz
My company, ten years old today!

We hope you will join with us in celebrating Knoco's tenth birthday celebration today. It was June 19th, 1999 when four hopeful ex-members of the BP KM team confirmed the registration of a new consulting company, looking to offer to other clients the success that Knowledge Management had brought to BP.

At the time the company was known as Knowledge Transformation International, with four directors; Nick Milton, Tom Young, Walt Palen and Tony Kuhel. We started work with our first client, and began to build our market presence and offer.
Over time, our business grew, and we began to consolidate.

Tony left to join another start-up in the USA, Walt (for family reasons) concentrated solely on work for BP in Houston, and we changed the name from our original cumbersome title to the more memorable “Knoco”.

As the 00s continued, the Knoco family began to grow through franchise. First Ian joined us in South Africa, then Julian with a training franchise in Spain, Carol in New York, and Siva in India. More franchises are even now being discussed.
Most recently we have partnered with Douglas and Gary to for the Pikoli Partnership, offering private-sector practice to public-sector clients.

It has been an exciting ten years, and we look forward to new clients, new franchisees, new contracts and new learning opportunities. We hope you will join with us in saying “Happy Birthday Knoco”!

You can download our 10th Anniversary newsletter from the news page of the Knoco website

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