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Specialist Groundscare Training Business Launched

1.55pm 3rd July 2015 - Management Topics

High Five Training in action
High Five Training in action

Ian Mitchell, the former Operator Training Specialist with Ransomes Jacobsen, has formed High Five Training, a new training business providing support for the groundscare industry.  Operating from Ipswich in Suffolk, High Five offers a nationwide training service specialising in high quality operator training for end users together with sales skills training for dealers and manufacturers.

Most importantly, High Five Training offers LANTRA and NPTC certification for mowers, tractors, brushcutters, hedgecutters, blower and vacuums as well as sit-in and sit astride ATV’s, irrespective of manufacturer.

Before forming High Five Training, Ian Mitchell worked for Ransomes Jacobsen for over 35 years; he joined Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies as an apprentice before taking on numerous roles in the company including product demonstrator, technical representative and regional sales manager.  During this time he worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region and for the last 8 years ran the operator training section, under Ransomes Jacobsen’s popular “Cutting Edge Training” brand.

“Training should be enjoyable, as well as educational”, says Ian,  “and I work hard to make the Operator training fun, as well as covering all the hazards associated with machinery operation.  When it comes to sales training, I have 30 years’ experience, selling and supporting turf machinery worldwide, working through dealers and distributors.  I have worked extensively in Australia, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, as well as Europe. And, of course, I am LANTRA and NPTC accredited, which is important to many organisations such as local authorities and groundscare contractors.”

As well as bespoke training course to suit customers’ needs and requirements, High Five Training also undertakes Train the Trainer, BAGMA installation training, sales skills, territory management and customer handling training for both dealer and manufacturer staff.

For further information, please contact Ian Mitchell

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