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GGF Training re-brands

As part of the branding strategy of the recently formed Helix Group, the organisation has re-branded GGF Training to Helix Training (

The newly named company says it will deliver ‘the same level of excellent service as before’, aiming to ‘add more benefits and exciting new features for companies in the glass and glazing industry’.

The Helix Group was formed in 2016 by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) to ‘harness the resources and talents’ of all the GGF’s subsidiary companies. Along with FENSA, GGFi, Borough IT, RISA and BFRC – Helix Training will add to the collective services the Helix Group offers to the industry.

Jon Vanstone, Helix Group CEO, commented on the introduction of Helix Training: “We are incredibly proud of what GGF Training achieved since it was launched at the end of 2013. From the development of a successful MTC (Minimal Technical Competency) program to an ambitious and continually evolving syllabus of industry training, there is a lot of potential for future opportunity. We believe that with the support of Helix Group, Helix Training will be able to reach this potential, having a greater impact on the broader home improvement market.”

Helix Training will be based with the rest of Helix Group at the new GGF offices in Rushworth Street, London.

Rebecca Healy, development manager of Helix Training, said: “With the new company, the new brand name and the new building it feels like the beginning of a new chapter in training for all connected to the group. Helix Training has a lot of plans for the continuation and refinement of what has gone before with GGF Training including Individual Compliance, previously known as MTC, and specialist industry training; as well as a new suite of courses designed to develop individuals and businesses to their highest potential.”

While there are changes happening within the group, Helix Training is still run by the same team behind GGF Training, which says it will ‘continue to deliver their services with the same passion, drive and level of excellence as before’.

Brian Baker, GGF chief executive (interim) commented: “We are delighted to see the formation of Helix Training. To ensure the training needs of GGF members are still served, the GGF has set up a training division within its technical department, headed up by Sarah Herbert who was part of the GGF Training team since its formation in 2013. Both the GGF training department and Helix Training will work together to deliver the best training courses for the GGF membership.”