CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists) and the Board of eCPD Ltd are delighted to announce that CIOL has acquired a 100% interest in eCPDonline continuing professional development Webinars (eCPD Limited), the well-known and respected producer of online continuing professional development (CPD) for translators and interpreters. This move, completed today, 1st March 2018, will ensure that eCPD can continue producing top quality CPD for its customers and members of CIOL.

Lucy Brooks, CIOL Fellow and eCPD’s founder and Managing Director said: “This move is not taken lightly. But I felt last year that the company needed to move into safe hands to take it forward to the next level. With the invaluable help of my partners and co-directors over the years, eCPD has moved from an idea in 2009 to a respected company producing top quality CPD for linguists. The company’s output covers a wide range of topics – from medicine to financial regulations, from literary translation to translating contracts, and many more. CIOL will be able to ensure the continuity that our customers want, and the quality of online training that they need.

“My co-directors and I will be making every effort to work with and support CIOL to ensure a smooth handover. I will be on hand for a period after the transfer to ensure a seamless transition for the new owners and all eCPD customers.”

Jane Galbraith, Head of Membership at CIOL added “We are delighted to be the new owners of eCPD. This respected company has an excellent and unrivalled reputation for producing high quality CPD training that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. We are looking forward to building on this success and would like to thank Lucy and her co-directors for their efforts in making the company what it is today.”

Lucy Brooks, Maia Figueroa and Marta Stelmaszak would like to thank all our customers and followers for their interest in eCPD and the concept of CPD online for busy translators and interpreters. Our philosophy has always been to provide accessible, affordable, good quality CPD for people who haven’t the time or ability to attend face-to-face training. I hope you agree that, over the past eight years, we have made an impact on the profession by improving standards.  We are confident that this philosophy will continue into the future with the CIOL. If you wish to contact any of us  privately after today, please use this email address.