Ossett Based Start-Up Launches Training Academy
Delivering workplace training, event medical cover & ambulance services nationwide, Ossett based business Heart Medical has shown increasing high growth potential after a positive start to their first year in business – with plans to launch their new training centre in January 2017.
After facing redundancies in December 2015, Managing Director Paul Caffrey and his Business Partner Natasha Stobbart went about setting up Heart Medical.
Utilising their past experience in similar roles, they saw the potential to deliver three key areas of service to the health sector: ambulance services, first aid training and event medical cover.
The business was established in January 2016 after seeking advice from Wakefield Council’s Business Support Team. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength, with the team covering events such as the Yorkshire Festival, Silverstone Race Circuit, Racecourses and Food & Drink Festivals – all whilst providing ambulances to both the public and private sectors!
Now, the focus for Heart Medical is the launch of its training academy for businesses, private clients and military personnel who are on re-settlement.
Paul Caffrey, Managing Director commented: “We are really happy with the rate that the business is growing. We have plans to hire more staff and apprentices throughout 2017 and this training centre should help give us the potential to do so.
“The training centre is a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to expand our services and hopefully create more jobs for people in the Wakefield area and ultimately enabling students to be fully trained, capable and confident to be a workplace first aider or to pursue a career in pre-hospital care.’’
This year, not only has the team secured funding from the Business Enterprise Fund, they have also become an accredited Qualsafe training provider which allows Heart Medical to deliver training, up to a level 5 Diploma, in pre-hospital emergency care.
With the client list growing, a promising 2017 awaits for Heart Medical!