Access Training acquires Durham training firm

Bryan Hoare and Malcolm Armstrong

Bryan Hoare and Malcolm Armstrong

Leading apprenticeship training provider, Access Training in Gateshead, has expanded and acquired Durham Training and its training centre in County Durham, it has been reported.

1,000 learners and more than 200 local businesses use Access training annually. The acquisition of Durham Training will give Access the means to expand into the south of the region.  It will gain 10 employees and a training centre as part of the deal.

Access originally offered apprenticeships but has branched out recently. It now provides pre-apprenticeship training for 16-18 year olds in addition to higher apprenticeships.

Managing director of Access Training, Malcolm Armstrong said: “The purchase will give us wider geographical coverage, great opportunities for our employees and will allow us to increase our market share in the region.”