Carl Dawson, Co-Founder and Chairman of Construct, a company which helps create cutting edge digital learning experiences for learners in education and employment. Carl studied Politics and Legislative Studies at the University of Hull between 1996 and 2000 and spent a year as a researcher to former Hull North MP Kevin McNamara.
After graduating, Carl set up his first company in Hull, ifgraduates, helping graduates from northern universities stay in the North and find work. He then went onto work as a civil servant in the nuclear industry and at the cloud and IT company Exponential-e.
Carl launched the company that became Construct in 2013 at the prestigious Google Campus in London. Construct has grown to employ 150 people around the world, with offices in London, Salt Lake City in the US, and Cape Town in South Africa. Construct are currently helping universities around the world move their courses online by filming and editing content. Their university clients include Oxford University, New York’s Columbia University, and the Lyon Business School in France.
Construct has also helped business organisations, charities and governments deliver online training courses including the Bank of England, the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, HSBC and Barclays. His personal work in government and cloud networks have all largely been focused on bridging the gap between higher education and employment.