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eLearning design specialists First Media celebrate 20-year anniversary

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One of the UK’s leading eLearning design specialists are celebrating 20 years in business.


First Media started back in 1999 by developing CD-ROMs from a conservatory in a Lincolnshire village but have gone on to become one of the biggest names in eLearning.

One of the first projects digital innovators worked on was a ‘Laws of the Game’ CD-ROM for the FA and 20 years later they are still developing eLearning for the FA - although the technology and graphics have improved a bit since then!

In fact, over the last two decades, First Media have designed eLearning for some of the biggest names in sport, including the Premier League, EFL, RFU, LFE and IOC; and their highly creative and engaging courses have educated hundreds of thousands of players, coaches, athletes and young scholars all over Europe.

Director Shane Traill, who joined company in 2003, has been the creative lead on all eLearning projects during First Media’s ascendancy.

“I absolutely love my role,” Shane said, “because I work with a great team and excellent clients every single day.

“I get to help large organisations create great online content and ultimately achieve better results."

From their work with the likes of the FA, Premier League and IOC, First Media have become an eLearning specialist for sporting organisations, but their ability to bring learning to life isn’t limited in to just sport.

The eLearning experts have also developed a brand induction for Saks Hair and Beauty, Health and Safety training for engineering skills awarding body EAL, career coaching support for Right Management and they are just putting the finishing touches to a big project for the agricultural giants Landex. So, the future is looking bright for the creative digital agency, who also offer event, marketing, webs design and marketing support to their clients.

To mark First Media’s milestone anniversary, the digital innovators recently threw a 1999-themed party for their team and included plenty of throwbacks the era when the company was first founded. Along with a very cool cake made in the style of a 90s desktop computer and retro games to bring back plenty of memories, they produced a video that tells the 20-year story of the company that’s managed to stay ahead of the game for the last two decades (see below).

“The first 20 years have been great but now I’m really excited about our future,” Shane told us.

“I want to see us grow and develop into a truly global company that has an impact on people’s learning journey’s all over the world.”

For more information about First Media, their work and the eLearning support they can offer, go to, call 01507 607783 or follow them on social media.