3rd January 2024
learndirect completes follow-on investment in AT&F
Queen’s Park Equity (“QPE”) is pleased to announce that learndirect has completed its sixth follow-on investment in AT&F Solutions, specialists in providing CPD-accredited online health and safety training to businesses in the UK.
Since establishment in 1997, AT&F Solutions has developed an extensive range of courses that support staff training and help businesses meet compliance and health & safety requirements while being easy to follow for learners and efficient to manage for organisations.
Through this partnership, learndirect is well-positioned to serve more than 5 million companies in the UK that are legally required to adhere to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
This investment will enable learndirect to grow its presence within the B2B space and enable businesses across a broad range of sectors such as healthcare, education, hospitality and more, to provide the necessary training to their employees in a seamless manner.
With learner satisfaction rates of 93%, learndirect will continue to offer high-quality education and training, having successfully supported over 4.5 million learners to access higher education, develop new skills and achieve greater career mobility for more than twenty years.
Terry Breslin, Managing Director at AT&F Solutions, said: “Here at AT&F Solutions Ltd we are super excited to be joining learndirect, a true market leader in the ever-changing world of eLearning. AT&F Solutions Ltd has been specialising in ‘compliance health and safety’ for 25 years and during this time we have grown substantially, focusing on key topics to help fulfil our client’s growing needs. However, in order to support and expand a wider range of services our strength will come from this unique partnership adding to the expertise of the group, along with offering a wider portfolio to all our clients.”
Wayne Janse van Rensburg, Chief Executive Officer at learndirect Digital Group, commented: “We’re delighted to bring AT&F Solutions into the Group, serving our B2B customers with quality health and safety training. AT&F has developed a strong customer base over the past 25 years and additional demand is expected across the UK driven by increasing regulatory requirements... At learndirect, we take great pride in providing online education directly to individuals looking to better their lives, and now we can feed that passion into meeting the needs of businesses seeking high quality training solutions.”
Jason Birt, Queen’s Park Equity, added: “We’re thrilled to be further supporting the learndirect team with their sixth follow-on investment as they continue to develop their online training offering across multiple faculties. The investment in AT&F represents an exciting opportunity for learndirect to expand its B2B offering in an attractive niche with a regulatory underpin.”
This bolt-on acquisition further demonstrates QPE’s dedication to supporting and empowering entrepreneur-led businesses within the Education, Health & Pharma and Tech-enabled business services sectors.