The SimVenture Story

The history...

Specialising in innovative business simulation technology, Venture Simulations Ltd was created by brothers Paul & Peter Harrington.

Having started & grown companies & worked with entrepreneurs, Peter wanted to share his experience & help others be better prepared for the rigours of business.

Unconvinced by the impact of traditional approaches to entrepreneurial training, Peter began research in 2001 to find whether an experiential resource that offered deeper learning might add value. Fuelled by research results, Peter approached his brother. With nearly 20 years' experience in the software design industry Paul had the technical expertise to build a sophisticated yet easy to use simulation. 

Peter Harrington recounts the development of SimVenture.

Taking 4 years to build and launched in 2006, SimVenture was created so people were inspired to learn and understand the issues and principles underpinning business. By 2009, SimVenture had won 3 prestigious UK national awards. 

The present...

Used worldwide in education environments (schools, colleges and universities) as well as commercial organisations, the software is updated to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse client base. Paul Brough Jones, who joined the company in 2008, heads up the expanding Learning & Teaching function and SimVenture is now used around the globe. Paul also oversees all commercial training and as the global customer base expands, the team manages a growing network of agents and distributors. For more details about working with us, visit the Agent section of the website.

The future...

High levels of demand for SimVenture as well as the team's ongoing commitment to provide the very best business simulation technology drives the company forward. Extensive and ongoing consultation means the team is developing an on-line business simulation resource (due out 2014). Continuous innovation ensures the new product will be best placed to meet the developing needs of customers and remain at the forefront of the business game / business simulation industry. 

The people...

Since 1989 Peter Harrington has created and grown several UK companies. Peter has a sound understanding of all fields of business, enterprise & entrepreneurship. He also writes the SimVenture Blog - 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship'. Paul Harrington qualified as a software engineer in 1985. He specialises in simulation technology and has run businesses for over ten years. Paul Brough Jones has over 20 years of experience in the education sector as a senior leader, teacher, trainer and consultant.