Mark O'Donoghue

Mark O'Donoghue of AVADO

AVADO moves to White City

The digitally-powered professional learning business has moved into the I-HUB at Imperial College London’s White City Campus.

AVADO has moved into the translation and innovation hub (I-HUB) at Imperial College London’s White City Campus, a 23-acre research and innovation district in West London.

The leading edtech company runs international digital programmes for companies including GSK, HSBC, Vodafone, TalkTalk and Dentsu Aegis.

AVADO joins exciting tech companies on campus, such as BBC Research and Development, which explores technology for the BBC's future, DNA Electronics and the Mapi Group.

Other tenants include award-winning workspace provider Central Working, with new members OGCI Climate Investments – a start-up with US$1bn of funding to invest in technology to accelerate the development of emission reduction technology and OmTV, creators of entertainment and factual television formats for the UK and global markets.

Mark O’Donoghue, CEO of AVADO, said: “We’re delighted to be relocating to the vibrant tech hub at White City. AVADO prides itself on creating inspiring learning that has a lasting impact and we have exciting plans to make the most of our proximity to one of the world’s top universities.”

Dr Eulian Roberts, chief executive of Imperial College London ThinkSpace, added: “At White City, Imperial’s world leading researchers, entrepreneurs, corporations and higher education partners will work alongside each other to create a new model for a 21st century university campus.

“AVADO’s award winning online training and learning programmes will provide extended opportunities for cross-disciplinary and cross-campus collaborations on a global scale. We are very pleased to welcome AVADO to the I-HUB.”

Also making the move are the staff who run Squared Online, the award-winning digital marketing leadership course developed with Google; and staff from Arch Apprentices, the UK leader in digital apprenticeships, whose clients include Google, John Lewis and Barclays.