More than 25 years of­ HQ – and we continue to learn

Shaping the future of learning and communications – that was our aim. And it continues to be so after more than 25 years in business. Which means that the challenge for us has been and always will be to find the best ways and means to convey knowledge in a thrilling and exciting manner using perceptive new forms of thinking and innovative concepts. As the impulse-giving facilitator between companies or institutions and the most important values they have: their people.

 

HQ could also be called EQ – and all of us would speak Japanese

The story of our name can be told in a few words: One of our company founders originally wanted to emigrate to Japan. Taking the Japanese "haiku" verse metre which he was studying at that time, he converted it into "HighQ", which was reduced in turn by almost all of our initial clients to "HQ". Trimmed down to our essence, this is exactly what we have concentrated on since then: Getting to the heart of specialist subjects and areas in an exciting way with a lot of emotional intelligence.

In this way for 25 years here at HQ, many minds have thought into the future and helped to shape it with their complete hearts. And with great empathy and an incisive EQ, to place themselves in the position of an employer, target group or trend, so as to create amazing learning and development content as well as educative communication solutions. And to bring this to the point in a fascinating way every single time just like on the Japanese flag – with the circle now complete.

From pioneer to innovation leader

15 years "new HQ"

With the management buyout of the HQ Group by our own leaders on November 16, 2001 we celebrate 15 years of "independence"

2016

Moving to the start-up center Wiesbaden

On November 04, 2016 we became a bit more innovative with our office in Wiesbaden.

2016

New corporate design

Relaunch of the homepage, new CI/CD of the HQ-Group

2016

Comenius EduMedia Medal & Seal

for the "Hygiene in Healthcare" learning program

...more2015

Whiteboard effects

in a popup stage, short films

...more2015

Provider of the Year

CHECK.point eLearning "Individual Content Production" customer poll

...more2015

First emagazine

on the subject of onboarding

...more2014

First cMOOC

for training specialists at Credit Suisse

2014

Move to new Freiburg office

our new Creative Center in FR-Littenweiler, Freiburg

2014

Comenius­ EduMedia Seal

for the emagazine "MyFalcon" on the onboarding of new staff at the Falcon Private Bank

...more2014

Mobile learning­ format

„7 thinks you should know about…“

2013

Comenius­ EduMedia­ Seal

for the "Certificate of Competence for Sales representatives" WBT for TARGOBANK

2013

Interactive film

– you decide how the plot continues

...more2013

Move to new Wiesbaden office

in our 330-year-old half-timbered building at Schlosspark Biebrich castle park

2013

First mobile learning application

with the HQ Case Producer and the HQ Short Film Nuggets

2013

Comenius EduMedia Seal

for the WBT "Well Nourished. On the Move."

...more2012

"HQ popup stage" film format

– more than just a simple show

...more2012

First learning app

"I behave" on the subject of manners and etiquette

2012

Expansion of our agency business into the field of consulting

2012

Provider of the Year

CHECK.point eLearning "Individual Content Production" customer poll

2011

Beginning of the "Management in a nutshell short film series"

2011

Opening of the Freiburg office

2009

Comenius EduMedia Seal

for the eportfolio (first Learning Nugget project)

2009

Executive development

with the "Management Development Programme" WBT series

2008

European eureleA E-Learning Award

for the "magic 10 minutes" online sales training

2007

E-Testing

with the Compliance Game

2005

Move to our new office in Basel

2005

Intermedia­ Globe Silver­ at World Media ­Festival

for the "Commerzbank New Sales Management" online game

2004

IT Training Award for Blended Learning Concept

CBT and the "EVA & TOM" simulation for Commerzbank

2002

Takeover of the HQ-Group

from Obtree Technologies by its own management

2001

Following the management buyout

sale of the HQ-Group to Obtree Technologies

2000

International CINDY­ Gold Award, USA

for the "FX Spectra" CBT

2000

Pioneering work

"WBT" using the first Netscape browser for UBS
(from CBT to WBT)

1998

Winner European­ Multimedia Award

for the "Manners – For Today" CBT for UBS and Dresdner Bank

1997

Opening of offices in Hamburg, Munich and Amsterdam

1997

Opening of the office in Wiesbaden

1996

Worlddidac Award,­ Silver

for the "Introduction to the Principles of European Law" CBT

1996

Sale of the HQ-Group

to Wolters Kluver, the Netherlands

1996

"Communications, (Not) An Art" CBT

1995

"Complaints as Opportunities" CBT

1994

Silver Award of the IFCEB

for "The Bank Loan" CBT (first CBT production)

1992

First learning program as a "video disc" on DVI boards

1989

Founding of HQ in Sissach, Switzerland

with the task of integrating electronic learning material into the specialist training activities at a major Swiss bank

1988