Training 2000 thanks retiring board member

Blackburn-based Training 2000, the largest group training association in England, has said a big thank you to a long-standing board member who has served the company for more than 35 years.

Peter Manley, from Barrowford, has been honoured for his hard work which has helped to support many engineering apprentices through their training programmes.

To thank him for his dedication, Peter was presented with a bespoke model of Training 2000 designed by Peter Young, who is an engineering instructor at Training 2000, to remind him of his time at the site.

Peter currently holds the position of director at Nelson-based Graham Engineering. He first became involved with Training 2000 when he was on the board of Pendle Training which Training 2000 acquired in 2006.

Peter, aged 67, said: “Being a board member at Training 2000 has been a new life experience and I have always enjoyed contributing to the company’s ever-growing success.

“The company does a wonderful job of supporting the needs of employers and learners far and wide and I am sure that the other board members will continue to take all training programmes from strength to strength.”

Steve Gray, chief executive officer at Training 2000, added: “We would like to thank Peter for his valuable contributions to Training 2000 over the last three decades. “Peter has played an important part in the success of Training 2000 and we wish him all the best for his retirement.”