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In Safe Hands Training

A training company in Mid Cornwall has doubled its capacity for sales following support from the Business Investment for Growth 2 programme.

A training company in Mid Cornwall has doubled its capacity for sales following support from the Business Investment for Growth 2 programme.

In Safe Hands Training, based in Indian Queens, offers courses in first aid, health and safety and first response emergency care.

Thanks to investment from BIG 2, the company has been able to expand its premises to develop a real life, innovative simulation space. This includes a life-like home environment with kitchen, living room, bedroom and a car.

The space has meant more than one training session can take place at one time, doubling capacity for participants taking courses with In Safe Hands. The new facilities will attract business from rescue and emergency services from across the UK, travelling to this unique training centre.

Business owner Tim Puffer said: “Our new training space has proved really popular with clients, and has exceeded both their expectations and ours, so we’re already achieving growth following this investment.

“Expanding our premises and developing the simulation training space was always part of our ambition , but the funding from BIG 2 has helped it happen much quicker - which has led to faster growth ahead of our projections.”

The investment from BIG 2, which represents about 40% of the project cost, has enabled In Safe Hands to create a new job in sales and marketing, with another role expected to open next year.

BIG 2 business advisor Rachel Roach said: “This is a great example of how BIG 2 can enhance and fast-track a business plan for growth. The fund can be a crucial part of the puzzle to enable a project to go ahead.

“We are interested in talking to businesses who have projects that will create jobs and deliver growth, with the hope that we can invest in their future success.”

BIG 2 is delivered by Cornwall Development Company and funded by ERDF Convergence. It aims to support 200 businesses in Cornwall with growth projects, and create 360 jobs by 2018.

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