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One year on from winning the Growth Award at the Stoke-on-Trent Live & The Sentinel Business Awards: Acorn Training continues to diversify, innovate and grow

  • Acorn Training scooped the prestigious Growth Award in 2021
  • The national training provider continues to showcase impressive growth into 2022 whilst responding to the needs of the individuals and communities it serves
  • The company has opened five new centres with two in North Staffordshire; Hanley and Newcastle-under-Lyme

(Tuesday, 12th April 2022) Following on from last year’s award success at the Stoke-on-Trent Live & The Sentinel Business Awards, Acorn Training has continued to showcase impressive expansion after it was recognised for significant growth at the annual awards.

With Headquarters in Tunstall, Acorn Training delivers apprenticeships, skills training, employability support, youth and justice services in England, with a further nine centres and employing over 150 staff nationally. The company has achieved significant growth over the last 5 years; enabling a market analysis report to identify and evidence Acorn Training as the third fastest growing training provider in the United Kingdom.

As winner of the 2021 ‘Growth Award’ category, sponsored by Dains Accountants, Acorn Training has continued its growth into 2022 with the opening of five new centres – Newcastle, Burton, Melton, Daventry and Hanley, tripling its Adult Education Budget award to deliver adult learning both online and in classrooms, increasing its Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service delivery in prisons to delivery in 19 HMP establishments, enrolling over 600 new learners onto Apprenticeship programmes and successfully being awarded its largest employability contract to date supporting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) RESTART Scheme.

These many accolades have been underpinned by the strategic vision of Acorn Training’s Founder and Managing Director, Gareth Saldanha-Fallows:

“We have been able to diversify, innovate and grow our business over the past year to help more individuals and communities. We have a robust growth strategy, strong core values and dedicated staff to support our journey as we increase our footprint and services in Apprenticeships, Employability, Justice and Adult Education. 

We aim to build significantly on a strong local presence in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, instituting high levels of social value, supporting local people with employment and upskilling through corporate social responsibility and community-based initiatives. We continue to support the equality of opportunity by ensuring all people are supported to access the same opportunities in life, no matter their background.

We are extremely proud of how far we have come and look forward to what the future holds for Acorn Training”.

Acorn Training have also been shortlisted as finalists in the ‘Small Business of the Year’ category at the 2022 Stoke-on-Trent Live and The Sentinel Business Awards.

Notes to editors

Acorn Training is a national training provider delivering apprenticeships, adult education, employability programmes, justice services, skills & career development. To learn more about the organisation and its offerings, please visit: https://www.acorntraining.co.uk/ or follow on social media: Instagram: @Acorn_training_ltd Twitter: @AcornTrainingUK LinkedIn: Acorn Training Ltd Facebook: Acorn Training UK

Contact Info

Head Office
8 Piccadilly Arcade
Hanley, Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire ST1 1DL

01782 827 827