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Wrexham Training Firm k2e Acquires Gatewen Training Limited

(Posted on 17/11/16)

One of Wrexham’s most recognised driver training companies will continue to trade from its hometown having been acquired by leading training provider, kickstart2employment.

Gatewen Training Limited has commenced trading as Gatewen Training Services from new premises on Llay Industrial Estate. This successful acquisition will see the company offering an extended range of training services and a significantly improved standard of care for its valued customers.

kickstart2employment specialises in the delivery of professional training services for the logistics and warehousing, commercial, retail, waste management and manufacturing sectors throughout the UK. The company has acquired Gatewen Training Limited to expand its Warehousing & Logistics division. As well as providing a breadth of courses for drivers, Gatewen Training Services will be offering an extensive and varied training provision. Operating as part of the highly accredited kickstart2employment group, Gatewen Training Services can facilitate the delivery of employability training and apprenticeship schemes, whilst assisting with the identification of potential funding sources.

The new management team includes k2e directors, Julian Hughes and Liz Rowlands. Commenting on this acquisition, Julian Hughes said:

“Gatewen Training Limited has been operating in Wrexham since 1971 and we are delighted to have acquired it within the kickstart2employment group. As a local company, it has a rich history and we are proud to be able to enhance its service offering and develop its reputation for providing first-class training services. We are keen to support our valued customers during this period of change. Our proposition is unique in that not only can we offer the standard driver training courses but we can also add tremendous value through our employability programmes and apprenticeship schemes for the logistics sector. We are very much looking forward to developing lasting relationships with both existing and new customers for whom we can develop a tailored training provision suited to their exact needs.”

Gatewen Training Services is now in operation from Unit 4 Pinfold Lane, Llay Industrial Estate, Wrexham. 

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