About Smart Apprentices
Delivering Innovative Technology for Apprentices
Smart Assessor is the market leader in specialist apprenticeship software that captures evidence of skills, knowledge and behaviours. Using dynamic and innovative dashboards we keep apprenticeship training providers and end point assessment organisations audit compliant and learners more engaged with their learning journey.
2018 was another growth year for our Smart Assessor product. We achieved an excellent financial and operational performance and maintained our record of 65% year on year growth, which is delivering significant benefits both for our customers, users and our employees. Smart Assessor are approved by all of the major awarding bodies, an Investor in People, ISO9001 and ISO 27001 security accredited and successfully deployed new technologies www.notacv.com and www.fas.report
In 2019 we continue to invest in developing new technologies for our clients helping them harvest the opportunities presented by the new employer levy standards. Smart Apprentices is a strong and stable partner of choice for apprenticeship providers and end point assessment organisations.
Smart Apprentices is proud to have been awarded:
Computer Weekly Top 100 in Tech UK – Most Influential Woman in UK Tech Fiona Hudson-Kelly 2018
- Global Excellence Award – Most Outstanding E-Portfolio Software 2018
Everywoman Iris Award – Technology Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
Top 50 Fastest Growing UK Technology Company 2017
Winner – Best Business Outstanding Female Entrepreneur 2016
Entrepreneur of the Year (Finalist) FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2015
Winner – Small Business Apprentice Employer 2013 – West Midlands Region
Winner – Connect Midlands Millionaire Investment Challenge – 2006
National Finalist First Woman Award – CBI – 2005
Cosmopolitan National Finalist
Midlands Business Woman Winner – Woman of the Year
Principles for our Client Relationship
Smart Apprentices is interested in a long-term mutually beneficial strategic relationship with our clients rather than a one off transactional relationship, which is why we have designed our business model with concurrent annual licenses. In our strategic relationship with our clients we use the following standards and behaviours.
Problem Solving Orientation
We deliver robust product functionality, excellent client service and value for money from premium feature rich technology.
Using Agile development methodologies enables us to work with our clients to be flexible in our working practices and business model to deliver best fit solutions for you.
Risk Sharing and Trust
We develop ideas and solutions to help your business succeed even if we do not see immediate revenue.
Learners using software
Years in Business
Senior Leadership Team
Smart Apprentices has a dynamic and high performing senior leadership team who are motivated to do the ‘right thing’ for our customers. All of our Directors are shareholders.
Fiona is the inspirational founder of Smart Apprentices in 2011 and is their Chief Executive. An apprentice herself with Rolls-Royce at the age of 16 Fiona is passionate about creating opportunities for our young people to succeed through the apprenticeship route, as she did many years ago. An avid life long learner herself she has just completed her Masters MBA degree. Fiona is an award winning serial entrepreneur and author of Survival of the Smartest, a must read for any college leader. www.fionahudsonkelly.com
Business Development DirectorDanny Taylor is Business Development Director responsible for new client acquisitions. Danny has been involved in the Work Based Learning arena for over 10 years and is a founding Director of Smart Apprentices. Danny is very much a family man and enjoys spending time with his two daughters as well as playing 5 a side football and watching his favourite team Liverpool FC.
CTOAs Chief Technology Officer Andy Bowley heads up our technical team, having previously run a fast paced technology business unit for a global brand, Andy has built his team handpicked from the best of breed. At Smart Apprentices we have an experienced and mature development team, many of whom are experts in their field and are often asked to speak and blog at technology forums. Outside of work Andy enjoys Tough Mudder, Wolf Running and Half Marathons.
Mark is the Director of Operations at Smart Apprentices, looking after the development and delivery of the software.
Head of User Engagement
Ann’s prime role is the enhancement of Smart Assessor and the client experience.