The TTE Technical Training Group has appointed an experienced sales manager to drive forward the commercial side of its operation in the domestic and international markets.
Rupert Summerfield has joined Middlesbrough-based TTE from Stockton Riverside College and training provider NETA, where he worked for both organisations within Sales and Business Development Management.
Prior to this he has held a number of managerial and roles in sales in the education sector.
Summerfield’s new role supports TTE’s growth ambitions in its areas of specialisation, which include the delivery of training programmes to clients in the engineering, oil & gas, process, chemical and manufacturing sectors, both in the UK and overseas.
TTE regularly hosts students from international markets at its facility in Teesside, as well as delivering training abroad.
The not-for profit enterprise reinvests the profits it makes in providing training and apprenticeships for young people in Tees Valley and wider North East region.
Summerfield said: “I am delighted to have joined TTE, the work it does is hugely important for the people of our area, and our clients. Skills are an essential component of future economic growth, and TTE has established a reputation as the instinctive first choice for training in Tees Valley.”
Managing director Steve Grant added: “Rupert’s appointment demonstrates our plans to drive growth in the work we do, at home and abroad, and the ambitions we have for improving the skills base in Tees Valley and the surrounding communities.
“He is an experienced Sales Manager with strong knowledge of this sector, which has allowed him to hit the ground running.”