Worcestershire training provider celebrates a year of success

First Response Training, one of the UK’s leading providers of first aid and health and safety training, can look back on 2010 as a year of success after securing a record amount of new business. They are now looking forward to an equally bright 2011.

The company, which was first established back in 1997, has recently obtained a number of new training contracts as well as winning further opportunities with its existing clients. In particular, the First Response team were thrilled to secure a second term providing training for the Houses of Parliament.

This prestigious contract has expanded considerably, as First Response was awarded a number of additional training courses and will now provide all first aid, health and safety and specialist safety training services for Parliament.

First Response celebrated successes throughout 2010. In July, they commenced a new contract to provide first aid training for Suffolk Police force, which sits comfortably alongside the contract they have held to provide similar training for Greater Manchester Police since April 2006. They have also won new business with several local authorities, including Scottish Borders Council, Trafford County Council and Warrington Borough Council.  

While the training provider is pleased to be in demand nationwide, they were also thrilled to enjoy successes closer to home this year, after being named preferred provider for over 35 health and social care training courses for Worcestershire County Council in October. They also obtained a contract to provide training for Warwickshire County Council Early Years and Childcare.

The past year also saw First Response re-accredited with Investors in People status for the second time and receive extra recognition through the achievement of a Bronze Award. The company was first recognised as an Investor in People back in 2004 and, since then, they have enjoyed considerable expansion year on year. They are now working towards obtaining a Silver Award.

Chief Executive Darren Eden said: “Last year was a fantastic year for us but, although we are proud of our recent achievements, we are definitely not getting complacent. We continue to pursue further opportunities and are also developing and launching a number of new training products, as well as revamping our literature and website.

“We have grown so much in such a short space of time and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead which promises even further development.”

First Response Training & Consultancy Services Ltd is an established and expanding provider of Health & Safety services to the UK. They believe that Health & Safety is more than just legal compliance and that a properly trained workforce can add to productivity and reduce illness and downtime.

Established in 1997, First Response now offer over 100 different course types to in excess of 1,200 students per week. Providing training for care, paediatric and all industry sectors, covering aspects of first aid, health and safety, food hygiene and fire training and professional development.

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