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Trade Skills 4U Secure Investment from Ethical Fund

Posted by Elaine Hammond on 31st August 2017

Trade Skills 4U

We are delighted to announce that Trade Skills 4U have won investment from a fund set up to specifically target companies who can make a positive social and environmental impact.

Palatine Private Equity, an investment group, recently set up an impact fund as a vehicle to assist the growth of companies that can make a positive difference whilst providing return on their investment. They were attracted to us due to our involvement in helping people retrain or upskill in the growing electrical and renewable energy industries. The investment further highlights our commitment to providing first class training in the electrical sector for both experienced and new electricians.

Customer Service

Our customers can be assured that they will continue to see the same high standards of customer service delivered by our existing management team. The investment from Palatine’s Impact Fund will enable us to further improve our offering in particular by opening further centres across the UK.

Because we are passionate about what we do, we want to ensure that we continue to offer all our students the same high standards of training that have become our trademark over the past years. By expanding our business we will be in a stronger position to offer our students the opportunity to learn at a centre convenient to them. Of course, all new sites will have the same state of the art training facilities with superb learning environments taught by first rate instructors, who have many years of specialist experience in this field.

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Carl Bennett, Executive Chairman of Trade Skills 4U said: “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 and increasing our social impact. Palatine have an exceptional track record of supporting companies like Trade Skills 4U with their expansion plans. We have found a unique partner in Palatine given their enviable track record in responsible investing and the recent close of their Impact fund. They have demonstrated that they share our passion and values that support our distinctive proposition in the electrical training sector, and are fully aligned with us in delivering a positive social impact and supporting our continued growth.”

The investment was led by Partners Beth Houghton and Zoe Clements, with support from Matthew Coles, Investment Manager.

Beth Houghton, Head of Impact Fund at Palatine Private Equity, said: “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.

“Trade Skills 4U typifies the type of company that we are looking to invest in through our new Impact Fund. Namely a growing business with a strong and passionate management team, that looks to make a positive and meaningful social impact.”






Why choose us

We’ve already helped thousands of people gain the knowledge, expertise and qualifications to develop successful careers in the electrical and renewable energy industry, and look forward to having the opportunity to help you too.

To keep up-to-date with future developments please make sure you check our blog posts going forward. In the meantime, if you are interested in an electrical training course, please visit our course-finder page or call a course advisor on 01293 529777.


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