Pitman Training celebrates 170 years of helping others
When Sir Isaac Pitman launched his revolutionary shorthand system in 1837, his main aim was to enable users to save time, a goal which is still relevant today, over 170 years later. Pitman Training, whose head office is in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, is now internationally recognised as a leading provider of specialist courses in computing, information technology and business skills as well as traditional shorthand and typing.
At its 2008 Annual Conference, Pitman Training celebrated 170 years of
business with a special fundraising event for local children’s charity, Martin
House Children’s Hospice. The event was held in the city of York and was
attended by over 200 people from the UK, Ireland and international centres.
According to the information provided by the company, an auction event raised
over £5,300 for the charity.
Pitman Training Group’s Managing Director, Claire Lister said: “We are thrilled with the amount we have raised for Martin House Children’s Hospice. As a national training company, our centres are committed to helping people develop their skills for a better lifestyle. Martin House works with children who because of illness, will never secure themselves a better future. The care and support the children and their families receive from Martin House is incredible; we are proud to support the charity and help make a difference to these children and their families.”
Pitman Training has 100 centres throughout UK, Ireland and internationally, delivering training across a wide range of courses from traditional secretarial courses, to Microsoft Office, book-keeping and accounts and web design. (kbp)
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