Progress To Excellence
Complete Training Solutions begins exciting partnership journey with Progress to Excellence Group.

An extensive growth plan is on the horizon for a unique Merseyside training services business as it begins a new future as part of the Progress to Excellence Group, one of the country’s biggest education and training providers.

Complete Training Solutions (CTS), based at Liverpool’s Brunswick Dock, focuses on health and safety courses within onshore and offshore industries. The CTS acquisition will contribute to the Group’s expansion programme which will soon see them housing a total of seven subsidiaries operating in commercial training, adult skills training and expanding its independent schools provision for young people.

Tom Powell, Managing Director at CTS, said: “Being part of Progress to Excellence Group now puts us in a position to realise our ambitions to further expand our operation. Our company has the same appetite for growth as Progress to Excellence Group – we see this as the start of a great partnership journey.”

Sandra Kirkham, Managing Director at Progress to Excellence Group, said: “The addition of Complete Training Solutions to our portfolio of companies heralds an exciting new phase for both of our businesses.

“The sector-specific knowledge and expertise of the team brings another dimension to the complete training offerings of the Group, allowing us to support even more employers throughout our city region and beyond.”

As a commercial workplace training course provider, CTS provides an extensive range of health and safety courses to industry leaders who are operating internationally in renewable energy, construction and gas and oil.

The “real world” training centres at Brunswick Business Park and Collingwood Dock provide environments to gain skills and knowledge with its delivery of accredited courses to corporate clients in First Aid, Working at Height, Confined Space, Sea Survival, Rope Access, Fire Safety and Construction Site Safety.

With the rapid growth of the offshore wind sector, many extremely lucrative job opportunities are currently available in this sector and more than 70,000 new jobs are due to be created in the UK alone over the next five years. For those keen to get on the first rung of the ladder to a new career, CTS works with individuals – for example, engineers, painters and paramedics – to see which jobs can be transferred offshore.

The CTS team is includes professionals who have first-hand industry experience, including ex-forces personnel and people who have worked their way up from complete novices to experts in their particular fields.

Tom Powell added: “Joining the Progress to Excellence Group has come at the right time for our business as we are currently operating in industries where experienced workers and their transferable skills are in high demand.

“Offshore work in particular is essentially a young person’s domain, with the trend growing for workers under the age of 30, and can therefore be incredibly attractive to those who thrive on facing unique challenges and excitement.

“Health and Safety and the environment are obviously major concerns for the renewables, construction and gas and oil industries too so working in these areas carries huge responsibility. That’s why first class training is paramount.”

The team at Complete Training Solutions can be contacted by phone on 0151 708 9785 or by email at