We are excited and proud to have just added yet another new franchisee to our UK network. Baltic training, headed up by Antony Hobbs, have just converted their existing training centre into a New Horizons training centre and they’re the first IT training company in the UK to do so!

Baltic training are now the proud owners of New Horizons Newcastle and they’re taking advantage of our global brand to set them apart from their competitors.

“At Baltic training, we offer the same kind of services as New Horizons. We were predominantly an IT apprenticeship business using funding to help 16-24 year olds into their first jobs in IT. We used to write most of our own content but it takes up a lot of our time and resources which was when I started looking for alternatives and came across New Horizons,” explains Anthony.

“Being part of New Horizons has also allowed us to become Tech Partnership Gold providers because we offer such up-to-date and innovative services. This also sets us apart from our competitors in a huge way because many of them are still using training programmes that are up to or over five years old.”

New Horizon’s is the world’s largest independent IT training company. They provide a wide range of computer training and complementary programmes for many small, medium and large organisations as well as individuals improving their career. Franchisees operate their own dedicated learning centres and quickly become the single source of IT training for their customers.

“Now that we’ve partnered with New Horizons, we will be delivering the most up-to-date and technical experience to our customers. I’m looking forward to this the most. As soon as Microsoft release their new curriculum, we’ll have it straight away and it will give the businesses that we work with a much better chance to progress. We’ve already got a great infrastructure in place and we have a turnover of £6 million. Partnering with New Horizons will help us to expand and develop our business even further,” says Anthony.

Not only have New Horizons added to our UK network, we will also be holding our annual franchisee training in London this year. New Horizons franchisees from around the world will be descending on the capital in order to come together and celebrate their business successes and to develop their businesses by learning from both each other and our experts from New Horizons head office.

Although there are only a few UK franchisees at the moment, by hosting the training in London, we are showing how committed we are to building and developing a strong UK network. Annual conferences are a great way for both experienced and new franchisees to come together and learn more about both each other and their businesses.

“I travelled over to America to attend New Horizons’ annual conference because I wanted to see if it was a valid opportunity. At the conference, I met franchisees from all over the world and I realised the true scale of the opportunity. Attending the conference was really the selling point for me,” adds Anthony.

Along with an award winning training programme and comprehensive support package, new franchisees are offered an exclusive territory in a major city along with training programmes for all employees. In addition, the package includes ongoing training events and annual conferences, a wide variety of online events, self-paced e-learning resources and a wealth of tools that franchisees can use to train their employees.

“The training that we have received from New Horizons has been extremely worthwhile and it’s all helping us to get their systems in place. A great advantage of working with New Horizons is that it’s on a much bigger scale and our products will be much quicker to market.”

You can find out more about the New Horizons franchise by contacting Scott McDaniel on scott.mcdaniel@newhorizons.com