SUNDERLAND’S North East Business and Innovation Centre’s (Bic) new arrival is fighting fit.
One of the UK’s leading providers of training to the fitness industry has become the latest tenant to take space at the centre on the north bank of the Wear.
Fit Training has swapped its old home in Gateshead for new premises at the Bic.
Established in 2005, the company focuses on working with young people looking to take their first steps towards a career in the industry.
Specialising in personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor qualifications, the company not only delivers courses across the North East but has also secured contracts as far afield as Liverpool and London.
After visiting the Bic and seeing the space available and hearing about the support services on offer to tenants, managing director Janet Reveley knew relocating her business was the right thing to do.
“We weren’t just looking for accommodation – we wanted other services we could tap into. As soon as we visited the Bic we knew immediately it was the place for Fit Training,” she said.
“It was the flexibility on offer, the easy-to-get-to location, the lovely environment and when we saw the customer service we like to offer mirrored here at the Bic it became evident that this was the right place for us.
“The staff here are responsive and nothing is too much trouble.
“This is a place where we feel comfortable and can concentrate on moving forward. I really can’t speak highly enough of the facilities,” said Janet
The company has broadened is services by working closely with schools to offer Activity Leadership apprenticeships.
“We are working with schools to offer the opportunity for young people to come into our Fitness Academy on day release to study to become Gym Instructors, something they can do whilst also learning their school curriculum,” said Janet.
“I am excited to take Fit Training into the future from our new home.”
Donna Surtees, senior space adviser at the Bic, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Fit Training to our 14 acre site.
“As the Bic already has such a diverse range of businesses here, I believe Fit Training will only add value to the mix.
“I wish Fit Training all the best.”
Business space across the Bic site ranges from 6000 sq ft industrial units to 150 sq ft small office space – perfect for start-up, expanding and well-established businesses.
To arrange a viewing or for more information about the business support services available at the Bic, contact Donna on 516 6066.