Training provider opens £800k facility, with £1m investment budget

New Warrington facility

Training provider, MRS Training & Rescue, whose roots in the North West go back to 1908, will create six jobs in Warrington with the opening of a new £800,000 training facility.

The latest opening, at Cinnamon Park, Fearnhead, will be the firm’s ninth centre and its first in the region.

The facility has been designed to support the safety and welfare of businesses in the region, offering bespoke training for Working at Height and Confined Spaces, as well as a range of other health and safety training including First Aid and IOSH courses.

The principal contractor for the refurbishment of the centre was locally based Freemont Building, which also fitted out the confined space training galleries.

They were further supported by local business KW Scaffolding who built the work at height training facilities, and Warrington-based Signs Unlimited provided all the new signage for both in and outside the building.

This investment follows a record year for the business, which recorded an average 10% growth over the past seven years and a 22% increase in staff numbers since 2021.

John Mowbray, Operations Manager of the new facility, said: “We have been at the forefront of innovation since our inception over 120 years ago. From our beginnings as a Mines Rescue Station in Howe Bridge, we have developed and diversified to meet the operational needs of industry to become the nation’s premier provider of specialist Working at Height and Confined Spaces training.

“This new facility will provide a much needed presence in the North West to help deliver the very best training solutions for a number of mission critical sectors.”

He added: “What’s more, as a business we have allowed ourselves a budget of £1m of investment over the next five years to explore new technologies and opportunities to further develop our training services.”