Training provider NCT Skills boosts turnover by 45% as it expands into new areas

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From left, NCT Skills managing director Ian Wood, business development manager Corey Skeen, compliance manager Michael Atkinson and centre manager Steve Kirsopp

A Newcastle-based training provider has increased turnover by 45% this financial year.

During the 2014/15 period, NCT Skills secured contracts amounting to £1.35m compared to £750,000 the previous year.

The business is a not-for-profit community interest company, offering training at all levels within the construction industry, from Level 1 Basic Construction Skills to Level 7 Construction Senior Management.

It is focused on bridging the skills shortage in the sector through a range of apprenticeships in bricklaying, plastering, joinery and roofing.

Within the past year, however, it has expanded it’s offering into other areas, including social and digital media, business administration and leadership and management.

During this time, it also appointed seven new members of staff, including managing director Ian Wood, business development manager Corey Skeen, centre manager Steve Kirsopp and compliance manager Michael Atkinson.

NCT Skills is an associate member of the Institute for Learning; has approved centre status from Construction Awards Alliance, CITB and City & Guilds; and is registered with the UK Register for Learning Providers.

Mr Wood said: “We’re delighted at the progress NCT Skills is making in the training sector – we’re increasing our reach incredibly quickly without compromising the quality of learners or the relationships we have with the employers.

“It takes a skilled team, with a huge amount of commitment, to deliver to a standard that can continue to reach new heights.

“We’re pleased to have spent the last year putting the right staff into place and can’t wait for them to help build on the success that those already within the business have established.”

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