Pitman Training New International Franchise Development Manager


Feb 10, 2017

pitman nicolaNicola Hoskin, International Franchise Development Manager

Wetherby based Pitman Training Group, the UK’s most established independent training provider, is thrilled to announce a senior hire, as part of the group’s investment into the continued international expansion of their franchisee network.

Nicola Hoskin, joins the Yorkshire Superbrand™ bringing with her a wealth of experience working on the global development of some of Britain’s most iconic brands such as Marks & Spencer & TopShop. Her role will be to work with Pitman’s growing network of international franchisees, providing strategic support and insight for existing international partners, as well as identifying opportunities for further growth and expansion into new markets, as part of her delivery of the international business strategy. Her understanding of different market dynamics and experience in these will ensure the Pitman model is adjusted accordingly to best fit local requirements whilst maintaining brand integrity.

Nicola said: 
"My ultimate goal is to develop an international business that rivals the UK in terms of size and success and to ensure that the Pitman brand is the leading vocational training provider worldwide. I am a huge fan of such a prestigious Great British brand as is Pitman. It boasts incredible heritage and I am excited to explore and potentialise the currently untapped international growth opportunities. I am also thrilled to be joining an organisation that harbours such inherent passion and knowledge amongst the team."

She added: 
"In the first few days of starting this role I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural graduation ceremony for Pitman students in Ramallah, Palestine. The auspicious occasion celebrated the achievements of all Pitman graduates at the Cultural Palace in Ramallah with 150 guests, and hosted VIP dignitaries including Educational Heads and Government Ministers."