Pitman Training is an adult training provider that has led the way for growth in development and efficiency within the workplace since 1837 – when Sir Isaac Pitman invented Shorthand. The business has evolved to incorporate modern advances while remaining true to its heritage. Pitman expertly utilizes these tools to achieve their key goal – help students gain the skills they need to get the jobs they want.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the franchising industry, the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards is set to take place on 24 November in Birmingham. The evening is the chief event in the franchising calendar. Indeed, finalists are definitely ones to watch.
Additionally, this year saw a record number of entries submitted across all categories. This has led to an overall increase versus 2021. Recently, most businesses in the UK have faced challenging times. Yet the franchising sector has shown noticeable strength and resilience. As a result, many bfa members have reported strong financial performance and continue to build strong, healthy networks.
Pitman Training will be battling it out against two other franchise brands to take home the coveted Digital Transformation accolade in November.
The Digital Transformation category represents the huge advancements that have taken place in recent years and showcases the very best examples of what getting this right can do. All finalists have made significant investment, looked beyond market options and progressed with development to identify, build and implement market-leading technology.
Paul Lewis, Managing Director of Pitman Training, said this about the digital transformation of the brand:
“Adapting to change in order to evolve with education is a key tenet of the Pitman brand. With over 180 years of training experience, we strive to continually update and advance into the future. We do so in the hopes of utilising the best methods to prepare students for the workplace.
The needs of our students and franchisees are at the forefront of our decisions to incorporate innovative digital strategies. Not only do these changes impact our learners’ experiences and meet modern demands, but they also create a more resilient brand.
We believe that by implementing these changes, we can create a brand that stands financially strong and impactful into the future.
For the full list of nominees at this year’s bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, visit www.thebfa.org/british-franchise-awards-2022/
This article comes courtesy of Pitman Training a leading independent training provider, offering world-class office and IT skills in modern training centres to thousands of students across the UK and around the world. As a management franchise, franchise partners don’t need any teaching experience as they recruit a team to support the delivery of self-paced vocational courses, making a real difference in the lives of people in their local areas.