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A specialist construction training consultancy is expanding with
support from The North West Fund for Micro Loans managed by local
funding provider MSIF.
BGH Training and Consultancy Limited, based in Bootle, offers
fully funded apprenticeship schemes for 16 to 24 year olds to
qualify them in trades within the construction industry.
The business was set up in 2005 by directors Anthony Gleeson,
Peter Brooks and Andrew Hodson who has sadly since passed away.
In addition to trade apprenticeships the company also provides
an NVQ certification service across the UK.
In June MSIF provided a £45,000 loan through The North West Fund
for Micro Loans which will be used to take on two new tutors to add
maths and English to the offering and buy new computers.
Director Peter Brooks said: "I spent many years in the building
industry but left the trade 25 years ago to do a teaching
"There are significant skills shortages in this sector and I
felt that apprentices with construction companies weren't getting a
proper standard of training so along with my co directors I set up
"Traditionally the NVQ training we offered was focused on
construction skills but we want to be able to offer English and
maths so that we can offer academic studies."
"We are also looking to extend our construction training
programme to include learning how to fit smart meters as it is a
growing market for both domestic and commercial properties."
"The funding is crucial to the continued growth of the business.
MSIF were fantastic to work with and we would highly recommend
other businesses who are seeking funding to expand to speak to
BGH currently employs 10 staff.
The North West Fund for Micro Loans is part of The North West
Fund which is now fully invested. The finance is provided by the
European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment