Parallel Project Training Celebrates 300% Increase In Turnover

Paul Naybour

– Project Training business marches into 2011 with stunning growth –

Reading, UK, 1st November 2010 – Parallel Project Training, a specialist training provider in APM project management training,is today celebrating a 300% increase in turnover verses the same quarter in 2009*. The project training business grew by continuing to provide market-leading training with a pass rate 10% higher than the national average.
Since the launch of Parallel Project Training in October 2009 its innovative new learning techniques have been adopted such as e-learning, which has delivered a 100% pass rate, face to face workshops, online tutor forums and free podcasts, which have seen more than 61,000 downloads via iTunes.
Parallel Project Training has also produced an in depth study guide titled, ‘How to Pass the APMP study guide, Your Journey to Professional Project Management’ of which more than 500 copies have been sold online and via Amazon. The feedback from the study guide has been excellent; one comment on Amazon says: “As a result of purchasing this book I was able to pass the APMP exam in less than one week of preparation time.”
A number of major corporate clients have chosen Parallel Project Training during 2010, including the MoD, Balfour Beatty, The Prince’s Foundation, Serco and Lexmark Printers together with a large number of SMEs. This reflects the professional approach of Parallel Project Training to the development of corporate capability within these major organisations. Tim Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer at The Prince’s Foundations said: “I was impressed by the experience and flexibility offered by Parallel Project Training.”
Paul Naybour, Business Development Director, commented, “We believe the demand for project management training will increase in 2011 as businesses begin to understand how effective PM training enables cost effective projects. The use of new technologies such as podcasts and e-learning has also saved students hundreds of hours of classroom based learning, whilst also increasing the exam pass rate. These new approaches offer employers a cost effective way to develop their project professionals. Our success demonstrates that even in a recession, companies that are committed to offering outstanding value for money with innovative business models can still do well. Our next step will be to expand our team to accommodate our rapid growth.”

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*Comparing the period of September – November 2009 to the same period in 2010.

About Parallel Project Training
Parallel Project Training was formed in October 2009 by John Bolton and Paul Naybour and is supported by a pool of associates, advisers and consultants. Paul’s background is in the management of rail and infrastructure projects, leading major training programmes for many of the key players in the rail and transportation sector. In addition to rail experience, John has a strong pedigree in major programmes in the software and services sectors along with significant involvement in the management and development of professional project managers. Both are very highly experienced project management professionals, each having over ten years experience as project management development professionals. Parallel Project Training is based in Reading and offers a highly innovative approach to project management training. The courses include APMP, planning, risk management, estimating, and project leadership and will lead to accreditation where available. They are delivered using a combination of printed study material, e-learning, podcasts and classroom workshops. Parallel offers exceptional value for money with their innovative approach to efficiency and reducing impact on the environment – offering more for less.

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