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Management Buyout | Alive

About TTC Group

TTC Group is a learning and development company working with public and private sector clients to improve personal and professional knowledge, accountability, and responsibility. The TTC Group's services and capabilities include delivering police referred training courses such as Speed Awareness and Drink Drive Rehabilitation to individuals; a complete range of managed services to businesses and organizations to audit, monitor, and manage their workplace road safety, including a free online workplace road safety audit; workplace road safety training services to businesses and organizations, including training courses and bespoke programs; cycling and walking programs and workshops to help to get more children and adults cycling more safely and more often; learning and development programs and courses to businesses, organizations, schools, and colleges including Key2Potential (K2P), a training program specifically designed to engage, challenge, and improve the performance of students at key stages 2, 3, and 4; and contact center services to businesses looking to outsource their customer service training and contact centre fulfilment and IT.

TTC Group Headquarter Location

Hadley Park East

Telford, England, TF1 6QJ,

United Kingdom

+44 0330 024 1805

Latest TTC Group News

Inside the Deal: Jim Kirkwood CEO TTC

Jul 12, 2021

Inside the Deal: Jim Kirkwood CEO TTC After a successful four years, Palatine recently exited its investment in TTC Group, the leading driver risk management and road safety training provider, with the sale of its stake in the business to Pricoa Private Capital. As he prepares to lead the business into the next stage of its growth journey, TTC Group CEO Jim Kirkwood reflects on the “strong and collegiate” relationship he and his team built with Palatine. “TTC is a very different business to the company Palatine backed in 2017. Together we collaborated very well and achieved a lot as our revenues increased from around £25m to more than £40m. It was mine, and the teams’ first experience of working with a private equity firm, and it was a positive one. Palatine knew when and where to help, and, importantly from my perspective, when to stand back and let our operations team to find the necessary solution. We built up good working relationships with their people over time –the fact that the original investment team remained involved throughout brought consistency, stability and continuity. Looking back, there were a number of highlights, including two significant acquisitions, Business Driver and Licence Bureau, which transformed our corporate division. They also supported us as we invested in our technology and talent as part of their strategy to help us professionalise, in moving from being a family business into a fast-growing mid-market corporate. In benign market conditions agreeing and implementing a strategy is one thing. However, what we saw in the early part of 2020 was uncertainty and challenge, on a scale never before experienced as the pandemic took a hold. Thanks to the investments we had made as part of our digitisation strategy with Palatine’s support we were able to accelerate the pace of change in the business and quickly move our police division’s operations from classroom-based to a virtual setting. Throughout this unprecedented time, I was grateful for both Palatine’s support, help and insight – they were at our side when we needed them. Helping management teams unlock growth by providing extra resources, bringing intellectual firepower and constructive challenge is naturally expected of an equity partner, and Palatine delivered this in spades. But there was more to our partnership than this. Our business benefitted significantly from their deep commitment to the ESG agenda, and it’s now become firmly embedded in how we work. Working with (ESG Director) Stephanie Wall, we implemented a number of beneficial initiatives. This includes digitising our customer bookings and contact system which allowed us to be more efficient, saving paper and postage costs, while also improving our carbon footprint. ESG is now front and centre of how we work – our commitment to ESG earned us an award from the BVCA last year, which I know was well received by the team and our customers. Furthermore, we made some useful connections as a result of being part of the Palatine portfolio. This ranged from building my network with other CEOs – like Peter Eglington of CET, to using the services of Cyberfort – who now secure our IT networks, and even acquiring new customers, for example with MJ Quinn. As I have said, working with Palatine was a positive experience on a number of levels, and I wish the team every success with their future investments. “Palatine knew when and where to help, and, importantly from my perspective, when to stand back and let our operations team find the necessary solution. We built up good working relationships with their people over time –the fact that the original investment team remained involved throughout brought consistency, stability and continuity.” Simon Potts

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