Announcing the Launch of the New Open 4 Training & Development Portal

Idox is pleased to publicise the release of its new Open 4 Training & Development staff funding portal.

Manchester, United Kingdom, September 20, 2014 --( Following extensive product development, Idox has launched its newly updated Open 4 Training & Development funding portal.

The service allows organisations to provide employees (and their families) with free access to a user-friendly funding search tool, helping them to identify external funding to support personal training and career development.

The platform now includes the following features and benefits:

· Ability for clients and their colleagues to add their own news and local initiatives, as well as their own events to a dedicated events calendar, promoting areas of training most valued by the organisation
· Dedicated Training Zone with key resources and documents for staff to plan and develop their career and for HR departments to create a true staff training hub
· Immediate publication of funding success stories submitted directly through the portal to showcase positive outcomes for staff
· Greater flexibility through stats reports and polling tools to measure usage and return on investment
· Enhanced browse and search functionality
· Keyword search – relevant terms are now highlighted within text for rapid identification
· More tailored news coverage, to hone in on the key stories of interest to the local area

Marketing and Communications Director Rebecca Erskine comments, “Ongoing training and career development is one of the most important investments an employer will ever make – our Open 4 Training & Development platform provides an intuitive and cost-effective way for organisations to provide vital funding information to their employees. With dual benefits for organisations and their staff – not least access to thousands of funding opportunities and a whole HR repository of information – we’re confident that the new version of Open 4 Training & Development will help employers to provide the most relevant HR and training information - on funding opportunities and more widely on resources of most relevance to their employees. We see it as a genuine one-stop-shop of HR support to our clients and their staff.”

For more information on Open 4 Training & Development, please visit:

Note to editors:
· Idox has, since 1985, been operating as Europe’s leading provider of funding and policy information services. It seeks to support organisations at every stage of the funding process from identification of suitable funding to application and management:
· Idox provides a wider suite of public-facing funding solutions – namely Open 4 Business and Open 4 Community, enabling organisations to empower end users across the UK in searching for and securing funding. For more information, please visit:

Contact details
Press Enquiries should be directed to Idox:
Tel: 0844 874 0739
Rebecca Erskine
0844 874 0739