TTC Group acquires Synergie Training

Press Release | January 2024

TTC Group accelerates growth with the acquisition of Synergie Training based in Scotland

A strategic entry into the construction and infrastructure sector sees the business expand into complementary regulated training markets

After 30 years of improving the well-being and safety of road users through its pioneering licence checking, road safety and driver rehabilitation courses, trusted training and compliance experts, TTC, is expanding its offer to include construction and infrastructure training as part of its entry into the broader Health and Safety marketplace.

The company has acquired an accredited education specialist, Synergie Training, enabling the move into an additional regulated training market, where compliance and learning are central to successful business operations. 

It will provide a perfect opportunity for Synergie Training – which currently operates nationally across the UK - to accelerate its growth with a nationwide parent company that truly complements its business. For TTC, it enables the expansion of its driver-related product suite to support large construction and infrastructure companies.

Jim Kirkwood, CEO, TTC Group

Comments Jim Kirkwood CEO, TTC, “2024 marks TTC entering a new strategic phase, backed by financial investment from Pricoa Private Capital.  The acquisition of Synergie Training is an excellent first step into this complementary and adjacent market where compliance and learning are key.  It has an enviable reputation for quality training and outstanding service, boasting a rarely achieved Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 100.  Its method of delivery is very similar to our own ‘book-pay-deliver’ model but currently largely delivered manually and face-to-face.  This is a fantastic opportunity to further leverage our tech-enablement and virtual training skills to increase Synergie’s customer base still further while also accelerating growth into new areas such as environmental training.”

2023 saw TTC reach a new milestone, training over 700,000 people across the year.  While training is not mandatory, major construction businesses in the UK operate on the premise of their workforce being compliant with UK Health and Safety requirements. Furthermore, with the construction sector remaining the industry with the highest number of fatalities across Great Britain, according to the Health and Safety Executive[i], the need for quality training is clear.  TTC will work with Synergie to extend its already wide array of courses to help ensure that construction and infrastructure workers across the nation can operate safely and competently.

[i] https://constructionmanagement.co.uk/construction-deaths-up-during-last-year/

Steven Nelson, MD, Synergie Training

Steven Nelson, Managing Director of Synergie Training adds, “We are delighted to be joining the TTC family of trusted training and compliance solutions. As a tech-enabled business, TTC represents an exciting and significant opportunity for Synergie Training to make our training programmes even more accessible to our existing clients, whilst offering improved scalability for us to deliver the best possible training en masse to the construction and infrastructure sector.”