City Desktop Training acquired by Lumify

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Sydney, Australia – 23 October 2023 – Lumify Group, Australasia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and digital skills training, has completed the acquisition of City Desktop Training, Australia’s leading provider of instructor-led Adobe end user training.

Acquiring City Desktop Training will broaden the solutions offered by Lumify Group, which now includes Lumify Work Australia (formerly DDLS), Lumify Work Philippines, Lumify Work New Zealand (formerly Auldhouse), Lumify Learn, Lumify People and Nexacu. It will also enhance the opportunity for students to take part in other courses offered by the wider EdventureCo group such as Negotiation and Influencing courses provided by ENS and Plain Language Courses provided by Plain English Foundation. 

Established for over 30 years, City Desktop Training is an Australia-based provider of live instructor-led training in Adobe end user applications, such as Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Over the past six years, it has provided training to a highly diversified customer base, spanning over 3,000 business and government clients.

Jon Lang, Lumify Group CEO, said, “Since we rebranded from DDLS and Auldhouse to Lumify Work in Australia and New Zealand, we have sought to leverage our strengths and broaden our offering. The acquisition of City Desktop Training perfectly complements the group offering; beyond our highly rated instructor-led ICT and cyber security courses, students will benefit from Lumify’s state-of-the-art campuses across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. We are thrilled to welcome City Desktop Training to the fold, accelerating our expansion in end user application training and building on the successful acquisition of Nexacu, Australia’s leading provider of Microsoft end user application training, in October 2022.”

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