The FTA has expanded and reinforced its logistics and cargo service offerings with the acquisition of TrainingTeam.
TrainingTeam provides industry approved specialist training courses at venues across the country and online, which focus on air cargo security and the movement of dangerous goods by air, road and sea.
FTA’s chief executive David Wells (pictured) said: “No one knows logistics quite like us. This acquisition strengthens our ability to ensure that our members, many of whom are already customers of TrainingTeam, are confident in the security and movement of dangerous goods across all transport modes, and cements FTA as the go-to provider for high quality training across the logistics sector.”
TrainingTeam’s founder Charles Manetta said: “FTA has a reputation for providing expert, credible advice, which is trusted by the industry, values which we have long championed at TrainingTeam.
"Our courses will complement FTA’s offering to ensure the sector continues to benefit from the best possible compliance training.”
Wells said: “An efficient supply chain is vital to Keep Britain Trading, and directly impacts more than 2.5 million people employed in these vital sectors of our economy.
“Most importantly, FTA speaks to government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, greatly increasing the impact of its messages and achieving significant results for members.
“With Brexit driving changes in the way goods arrive and depart, logistics has never been more important to UK PLC.
“FTA’s offering in the air cargo security and dangerous goods training market.
"TrainingTeam will continue to offer its courses to all its existing customers, and FTA will be growing the online training offer which has seen the company reach a global marketplace.”
The owners of TrainingTeam were advised by the EMC Corporate Finance Team in Hove and FTA by Asb Law LLP.
TrainingTeam’s employees will remain at the organisation’s Crawley HQ.