PFTP opens new training centre

PFTP opens new training centre

A Nuneaton training company has opened a new centre to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with help from a business support grant.

Family-run Profit from Training Partnership (PFTP) Limited has opened a training centre on Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate.

The business specialises in automotive training, including tyre fitting, brake fitting, four wheel alignment and air conditioning courses (Fgas), and also delivers teacher training, health and safety and personal development courses.

It was also a finalist in this year’s National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) Tyre Industry Awards.

The team has been travelling to businesses across the country to train but they can now offer training at their Nuneaton base, which was made possible thanks to a £3,000 grant.

The company was assisted by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce through the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The company has already seen a boost in business thanks to the new building. It is also looking to expand its offerings by delivering a wider range of courses.

PFTP Limited managing director Alison Higginson said: "We are a small family business and as it is our 20th anniversary this year, we thought opening a training centre would be an excellent way to celebrate this achievement.

"In the past, we have had to travel across the country to deliver our courses, but the new centre means we can now also deliver our courses from there, allowing flexibility for our customers and more opportunities to improve the training we offer.

"Our running costs have gone down since opening the site and our clientele has grown. We are now able to offer our services to smaller companies, such as small garages, who may not have the space or number of learners for us to travel to them, but can send staff to our training centre."

The Business Support Programme has £1.5m of ERDF funding available to support Coventry and Warwickshire Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) make capital investments to facilitate growth, leading to job creation, and provided a 30% grant towards the new training centre.