The TTE Technical Institute has welcomed new Sales & Marketing Director Alan Stevenson to the organisation, to support its continued growth in UK and International Commercial markets.
Previously managing director of Corgi Home Heating, Alan has extensive experience in growing businesses, improving productivity and increasing market share as well as managing world-class UK manufacturing facilities.
He will drive TTE’s commercial training and consultancy activities, which support the training of young people in the North East of England.
As a charitable, not-for-profit social enterprise, TTE gift-aids the surplus revenues generated from its commercial training to support the funding of training for apprentices and young learners from schools and colleges in the North East.
Alan, who is from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, joins TTE from Corgi Home Heating, where he was appointed to the role of Managing Director in 2017. He was responsible for investor relations, the recruitment and training of hundreds of SME partners and secured business relationships with key manufacturers.
Before joining Corgi Home Heating, he was Sales and Marketing Director and Trading Director for Wolseley UK from 2009 to 2012; Commercial Director of Hull-based Ideal Boilers from 2012 to 2014 and Managing Director of Flow Energy between 2015 and 2017.
Alan becomes TTE’s fourth director alongside Chief Executive Steve Grant, Operations Director Sara Marshall and Finance Director Andrea Preston.
Alan Stevenson said: “TTE has an established international reputation for the provision of quality technical training and I’m proud to be joining an organisation, which uses its capabilities and expertise for the training of industry personnel as a way to support the training of local young people and provide them with the practical skills and qualifications that can earn them a long-term career in industry.
“We are focused on further developing our international presence and building relationships in new and existing markets that will enable TTE to increase its training for young people in the UK.”
Steve Grant, CEO of TTE, said: “Alan arrives at TTE with an impressive record of growing businesses and increasing market share. However, just as importantly, he has an in-depth knowledge of UK manufacturing and an appreciation of the importance of training and development.”
“His appointment is part of our strategy to grow our position as a globally-recognised technical training provider and, in doing so, arm more local young people with skills that can lead to career opportunities, which in turn supports the wider North East and UK economies.”