As Pitman Training Group marks the 176th Anniversary of the leading, independent training brand, it has showcased the franchise model as a prosperous legacy, announcing the appointment of not only 3 integral members of the HQ franchise support team, but also 10 new franchise partners – all within the first half of 2013!
Simar Bharaj has been welcomed back to a new role as Financial Director, having re-joined the business after six years away, confessing that “Returning to the Group Head Office, I see a business that is fully embracing and investing in new technologies to achieve efficiencies and enhance the business offering. There has also been investment in developing highly capable teams to support franchisees with all their marketing and customer support needs.”
New Franchise Development Manager, Gary Norgrove went on to say “There is support from all areas of the business at every turn and co-operation to help the momentum of each individual business. This was particularly evident at the recent Regional Meetings where a host of new products and services were announced to the franchise base.”
Joining the Product development team, Anna Rozyk, is an ex-Training Manager at one of Pitman Training’s busiest London centres. Anna enthuses that “The training materials are comprehensive, clear and easy to follow, with pre-recorded audio to guide students through their studies. It’s this high standard of guided material that assists franchisees with the day to day running of the centre.”
Pitman Training MD, Claire Lister, is delighted to report network growth through new franchise partners in Harrow, Cardiff, Swansea, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Croydon, Newcastle, Crewe and Coventry as well as very exciting global developments with a recent business agreement in place to securing opportunities in Budapest and a Master Franchise Agreement in Libya with further international expansion expected to be agreed shortly.
A great start to the year and evidence that Pitman Training Group is gearing up for further development and expansion during the next 12 months.