A Marton woman has launched her own training consultancy after getting crucial funding from a regional company.
Leanne Docherty started her consultancy on a part time basis two years ago after years in the training industry on the Fylde coast.
But now she has taken it to the next level as a private company called LM Training and Consultancy with three people carrying out work for her.
The company specialises in providing bespoke training , particularly in the care sector, but will now expand into the early years, children and young people’s sector.
She said: “This is a business that I have established two years ago as a sole trader. I offer a range of consultancy services, project work and delivery of various training outcomes.
“I have built up several customers that I work with for single projects and regular activity. My customers range from small medium organisations in the care sector and include training providers, colleges and care sector provisions.”
LM Training’s client base has grown form mainly working with two organisations in the first year, to eight organisations which range right across the North West.
“I had been provided with some opportunities via employers which would enable the business to develop and grow, therefore the business has now changed to a limited company and the name amended to LM Training and Consultancy to enable this to take place.
“I have worked closely with my sister Lisa Gillott who has given me the administration support and services to enable the business to progress, and we will now increase services to offer accredited training and qualifications in the form of apprenticeships and stand-alone qualifications.
“These will be primarily within the early years, children and young people’s sector and management but has the capacity to expand these.
LMTC has won centre and qualification approval through nominated Awarding Organisation, Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and is now set up to register and certificate learners.
The firm has secured partnerships with two prime providers to allow access to Government funding through the Skills Funding Agency and the Learning Loans, to enable these qualifications to be delivered.