• NC Group grows from two to 25 staff in half a decade

    NC Group grows from two to 25 staff in half a decade

    A national training provider based on Aycliffe Business Park is celebrating five years in business, during which it has grown from having two directors to employing 25 staff.

    Founders of NC Group Ian Nelson and Lee Childs are celebrating the firm’s “fifth birthday”, with a look back at how far it has come, from the days Ian left his job in 2017 and began working 18-hour extremely long days, travelling all over the country to establish the work-based learning and commercial training company.

    During the first year, Lee also worked hard to help grow the business while remaining with his employer, but between them, the pair, who worked from home until the business was well into its second year, have “put in a lot of hours” in the hope of achieving better for themselves and their families.

    At the end of the first year following months of investment, the pair were left with just £75 in the company’s bank account.

    But their perseverance paid off, with a steady increase in contracts and funding to deliver training in years two and three, that enabled them to grow their course offering.

    Now, after five years in business, NC Group Limited is delivering high quality bespoke training across the country, at the same time as being the prime training provider for numerous neighbours on the park, including INEOS, Gestamp and Tekmar.

    Source: Aycliffe Today