IN4.0 thrives throughout lockdown

The IN4.0 digital training group has grown throughout the year and enjoyed an especially productive lockdown.

The company, which has offices within UCLan's Media Factory and MediaCityUK, has grown 50% year-on-year and 80% since the lockdown began.

The success in recent months has been driven by businesses requiring support in cloud and digital technology as a direct result of Covid-19.

And it has been a strong year overall the business. It has been awarded the status of approved training provider to SC21 (Supply Chains for the 21st Century), the government’s investment into future proofing the UK’s Aerospace and Automotive supply chains, the business has expanded its services.

It launched the IN4.0 talent academy in July, a 12-week specialist digital skills training programme, which is supported by the Fast Track Fund, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Department for Culture Media & Sport and the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership.

IN4.0 has also formed a ground-breaking joint venture business with the University of Central Lancashire that focuses on using disruptive technology to streamline manufacturing processes in order to increase revenue and efficiency.

The company plans to continue expanding its operations organically and through acquisitions. Later this year, the group also intends to launch a dedicated pan-northern investment seed fund, supporting the acceleration of diverse home-grown technology start-ups and scale-ups.

Mo Isap, the founder and CEO of IN4.0 Group, said: "We are seeing a growing trend for businesses who are actively looking to adopt digital technology into their existing systems or develop new ones. We are supporting as many companies as we can with introducing these digital processes so they can quickly recover and future proof their businesses. Whether they need help with upskilling teams or recruiting the best digital talent in the North West, we can help with identifying skills gaps and providing a solution.

"We have ambitious plans for further growth across all our services, upskilling, project implementation and training in new technologies, particularly in cloud and data, is now more needed than ever. We want to keep building new partner relationships and continue to nurture the brightest talent, so it is kept within the region to support the local economy."

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