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TTA Newsletter January 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the 2020 TTA monthly newsletter.  We hope you all enjoyed your festive break and are now fully back into the swing of things in this new exciting decade. Here are a few of the stories and highlights that took place at the company over the course of 2019.

TTA 2019 Highlights


Brand New Fleet at TTA

In 2019 TTA fully replaced all its training fleet with automatic vehicles.  Whilst this was a huge investment for the company to make, it has paid dividends not just in terms of reducing the overall environmental footprint our business is generating, but also in terms of the satisfaction for our learners who now have the ability to train in sophisticated vehicles with up-to-date on-board technology.



Transform my Truck Winners  

After a gruelling and time-consuming judging process our winners were finally awarded with their well-deserved prizes. The competition closed in November 2018 and the winners and runners-up were finally announced in January 2019, and were as follows:

Under 12s Winners

1st Place: Kayla Blaine from Heaton Primary School

2nd Place: Archie Dixon from Heaton Primary School

3rd Place: Lara Goodwin from Heaton Primary School

13 -16 Age Group Winners

1st Place: Grace Higginson from Turton High School

2nd Place: Tilly Daley from Westholme School

3rd Place: Rachael Duddle from Turton High School

Many congratulations to the winners once again and our sincerest thanks to each and every one who took part and submitted entries for this special Transform My Truck arts competition.

TTA Reaccredited for Matrix and ISO

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the team at TTA we successful achieved reaccreditation for both of these two crucial awards.

TTA receives excellent feedback from JAUPT Audits and the new DCPC Modules including Anti-Terrorism and Smart Motorways

2019 saw the deadline for the next round of the DCPC and as with the previous deadline a surge of courses were successfully delivered by the training team in August and September.

New Contracts through Supply Chain and GMCA

After completing robust Due Diligence TTA successful formed part of the Supply Chain for two Prime Contractors to deliver funded logistics qualifications to the residents of Greater Manchester.

TTA welcomes new members Adam Burgess and Fidelis Seed to the Team

TTA were a delighted to welcome on board two new valuable members of the team during 2019: Adam Burgess and Fidelis Seed, both of whom bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in our industry. Both Fidelis and Adam joined the Atherton HQ team in October: Fidelis is our Head of Commercial Business Development and Adam is our Apprentice who supports our contracts department.

TTA Internal Promotions

During 2019 TTA was delighted and proud to have internally promoted two members of our team to senior positions: Lauren Scanlin was promoted to Head of Contracts and John Kendrick was promoted to Head of Teaching, Learning & Quality. We’d like to congratulate both of them on a job well done.  

Atherton and Leigh Foodbank Donations


TTA was delighted to support our local foodbank, the Atherton and Leigh Foodbank in December.  All donations made were handed in at our office Monday 16th December. We were proud of the efforts of everyone who chose to take part and donate. 

Congratulations to all students who successfully completed courses during December 2019

Client Testimonial: Jake Hall

Jake Hall is one of our successful candidates from 2019. He came to TTA for warehouse and manual handling training and gained his Cat C and Mod 4 qualifications in December. Jake enjoyed the training and his experience at TTA so much that he’s joining us again later in January to complete his C +E training/qualification. How did Jake find his time at TTA? Well, here’s his thoughts:

“What training did you receive when you first came to TTA?

I did my Counterbalance, Reach and Class 2 (Cat C and Mod 4) training with TTA and I’m about to start my Class 1 (C+E training and test) this month (January).

Did you have a background in logistics before attending TTA?

“No, I didn’t really have a background in logistic work as such, but I managed to get a job in the warehouse at Aldi on the basis of the warehouse training, that is manual handling,  Counterbalance and Reach training and qualifications I gained at TTA.”

When did you start work at the warehouse?

“I started in September 2017 and have enjoyed my time there, but I want to do more and challenge myself to a greater degree. So, I’m looking to get driving training and qualifications. Hopefully once I get my C+E qualifications I will be able to do more driving and I think I’ll really enjoy that.”

How did you find the training at TTA and would you recommend it to others looking for further training or reskilling?

“I really enjoyed my time at TTA. I learned a lot and found the experience very satisfying. All the staff were brilliant and really helpful and were there if I needed extra help or support. I can’t thank them enough. They even welcomed in and involved my kids when I came back to visit.”

“My trainer, John [Kendrick], was brilliant. So much so that I’ve asked for him again when I start my C+E training later this month. The training was so good that I’ve had absolutely no problem recommending TTA to others looking for training. I’ve already recommended two people and will do so again if anyone else asks me. They’re great, and the standard and quality of training is excellent.”

Celebrate TTA's Latest success stories...

Aaron Cochran


Well Done to Aaron Cochran for passing his CAT C with us on 21st February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Ryan Talbot


Well Done to Ryan Talbot for passing his B+E with us on 21st February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Christopher Murnaghan

Transport Manager CPC

Well Done to Christopher Murnaghan for passing his Transport Manager CPC with us in February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Andrew Meanley


Well Done to Andrew Meanley for passing his CAT C with us on 14th February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

Paul Donoghue


Well Done to Paul Donoghue for passing his C+E with us on 14th February 2020. Congratulations from all at #TTA

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