Ican Development was formed by Jason Stevens in 2008. As the Head of Learning and Development for a large national retailer and having just achieved the DWF Training Team of the year, Jason went on holiday for a well-earned rest to the Caribbean and made the commitment (whilst sat on a beach with a beer) to set up his own training company. He came home, resigned the next day and the rest is positive history.
2008 – The year of networking
“2008 was a bit of a blur to be honest. Leaving my company was a big (perceived) risk and it was the start of the recession so I thought well if you can make it on your own through a global financial crisis then you will be okay when the economy gets better. I had a good network of colleagues and professional friends and they proved invaluable in the first year. I suppose having spent a couple of years in Marketing I had a clear idea of what type of training company I wanted Ican Development to be and to live the principles of Involve, Challenge and Nurture which are still applied today.”