Marlborough Magazine March 19 - Page 18

18 BUSINESS SHOWCASE STORY BY CATHIE BELL Online and Connecting People Connections overseas boost the business of IClick, a new Marlborough digital business, and owner Nishantha Weerasinghe tells Cathie Bell it’s all about relationships. Marlborough is well-connected to the rest of the world, especially given our reliance of export markets for wine, wood, and farming products. We need to know what the world wants and how it wants it. The same goes for relationships, connections between people. Marlborough is a place of migrants, new residents bringing new knowledge and new ways of doing things. The wine industry is just one example. IClick is another example in the digital technology industry. IClick owner Nishantha Weerasinghe SARAH HODGETT PHOTOGRAPHY Nishantha Weerasinghe is the director of IClick and he has staff spread between Blenheim, Wellington and Sri Lanka. The Iclick team has a broad range of experience and a reputation for successfully delivering on many projects. Nishan says they have created everything from single page websites, all the way to complete e-commerce solutions, including powerful digital marketing strategies adapted for each and every customer according to their need. When you bring your business to IClick and Nishan, he is interested in you and your business, and works to build a long-term working relationship. “We build relationships with businesses, not just solutions,” says Nishan. They understand that your website is your shop window and central to your brand identity, they take the time to understand your business and create a strategy to fulfill your commercial objectives. Using tutors based around the world, students can log in and study a personalised programme with the tutor of their choice at a time that works for both student and tutor. “That’s why so many of our clients have kept coming back to us over the years,” Nishan says. “From SMEs to very recognisable brands, we’ve played a crucial role in the growth of our clients’ online presence and performance. Our dedicated team has the experience, know-how, and passion to create an effective, affordable solution for your business to achieve your corporate goals. Our ongoing after-sales service will help you to meet your customer needs throughout the business journey.” “You will experience the latest technology breaking the barriers of distance and time bringing a convenient factor for your learning,” Nishan says. “Akoranga has a robust and thorough screening process for selecting teachers to ensure you have an excellent selection to meet your learning needs. Akoranga on demand is a rich learning experience for students. All our learning materials use high-end technologies to keep it simple, attractive and engaged.” But what really ignites his passion about online technology is its potential to connect people. And this is where Akoranga comes in - his special project. Nishan sees Akoranga’s mission as 'making learning possible' by breaking the barriers and leading the students to a better future, to achieve his vision of a better connected and educated world. Akoranga is a learning platform using modern and friendly technology that you and or your children can use from the comfort of your home or office. Initially focussing on language training, Akoranga brings technology and human spirits into one platform for advanced learning needs. “If you are searching for a language learning teacher or an assistance for any other subject, our well qualified and experienced teachers are ready to deliver you the best,” Nishan says. IClick is a technology company that believes in the importance of relationships and connectedness in our modern world. Specializing in software, web and mobile application development and digital marketing, Nishan’s team make it easy for you to have the perfect website or application you need for your business. But they are also working to use technology to bring the people of the world closer together and understand each other more. And that’s well worth supporting. Akoranga means ‘place of learning’ in Te Reo Māori which Nishan chose because the platform, while international, is based in New Zealand. Iclick Online Technology Ltd | 24 Glenroy Crescent, Springlands, Blenheim | P. 03 972 2333 | W.