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Trade Skills 4U benefits from ethical investment fund

Trade Skills 4U benefits from ethical investment fund

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13 Sep, 2017

Trade Skills 4U, the UK’s number-one electrical training company, has announced that it has won investment from a fund set up specifically to target companies that can make a positive social and environmental impact.

Palatine Private Equity set up the impact fund as a vehicle to assist the growth of companies that can make a positive difference while providing return on their investment. Palatine Private Equity was attracted to Trade Skills 4U due to the latter’s involvement in helping people retrain or upskill in the growing electrical and renewable energy industries. The investment further highlights Trade Skills 4U’s commitment to providing first-class training in the electrical sector for both experienced and new electricians.

Customers are assured that they will continue to see the same high standards of service delivered by the existing management team. However, the investment from Palatine’s impact fund will enable Trade Skills 4U to further improve its offering in particular by opening further centres across the UK.

Carl Bennett, Executive Chairman of Trade Skills 4U, says: ‘Trade Skills 4U provides exceptional training for adults who are looking to develop their skills in an environment tailored to their needs. The business has grown recently with the opening of a new centre in Warrington in 2016, and with Palatine’s support we are looking forward to increasing our presence across the country as well as our social impact. Palatine has an exceptional track record of supporting companies like Trade Skills 4U with their expansion plans. We have found a unique partner in Palatine given its reputation for responsible investing. It has demonstrated that it shares our passion and values, which support our distinctive proposition in the electrical training sector, and is fully aligned with us in delivering a positive social impact and supporting our continued growth.’

Beth Houghton, Head of Impact Fund at Palatine Private Equity, adds: ‘We are delighted to support the management team of Trade Skills 4U with their exciting and impactful expansion plans, and look forward to working with them to build on their success to date and explore a number of growth opportunities.’

For more information about the training opportunities offered by Trade Skills 4U, please visit www.tradeskills4u.co.uk Alternatively, if you would like to speak to our experienced course advisers please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856448.

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