Start-up offers special deals to former Informatics clients

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p11
Trade Publication
Two entrepreneurs have taken advantage of the demise of Informatics to set up their own training business. Nigel Copley and Mel Nethercott, both of whom have several years of IT training experience, have bought Informatics' s database and are offering special deals to former Informatics customers. Their business, Skill Development, was set up in November 2003 and has already won contracts from several businesses, the most notable being a continuation of the work Informatics was doing with the Highways Agency. Other clients include Siemens, Royal Bank of Scotland, and employment relations experts Acas. At the moment, Skill Development employs six in-house trainers, and maintains a bank of 40 freelancers. It aims to have 20 full-time staff by the end of the year and add to its five training centres. Informatics Group UK was put into administration in November after its Singaporean parent decided to pull the plug.


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