Steering a Happy course for expansion

The choppy economic seas now seem to be settling down and allowing businesses to set sail with their expansion plans.

One business which has set a course to bring in more training courses and improve the skills of the maritime industry is Colossal Training.

Under the command of former Royal Marine Lee Kirton, the training provider has made its first permanent appointment to the board as plans to expand into other fields of expertise go ahead.

They have appointed Fylde coast businessman Ron Bell to the board of directors. Colossal Group provide Training, Security, Maritime, Intelligence and Consultancy services from its Blackpool base.

The business continues to work with Happy Creative as its marketing partner to see through its expansion plans, PR work and marketing needs.

As the training arm of the group, Colossal Training offer a wide range of training solutions including Health & Safety, Medical, Security, Education, Licensing, Food Safety and a host of other courses. Their specialism however is in the maritime industry providing training for people and organisations who work at sea and in ports worldwide.

Ron was welcomed to the board at the start of the year by CEO Lee as Colossal unveiled its vision to expand its services into different areas of industry. A former Royal Marine himself, Ron is still heavily involved with the Royal Marines through the Royal Marine Association and has a wealth of business experience having worked for a number of blue-chip companies at board level before setting up his own management consultancy in the 1990s.

With a background in sales and marketing, Ron has been brought on to the board to drive forward Colossal’s growth over the coming months.

Lee said: “We are delighted to welcome Ron to the board here at Colossal, he brings with him a wealth of experience which will see the company step up to the next level in the provision of training services for businesses both locally and globally.”

Karen Lambert, Managing Director of Happy Creative, said: “We are delighted to continue to work alongside an ambitious, fast-growing company like Colossal who are wanting to expand their business and grow.”

Nick Hyde is PR & Content Manager at Happy Creative, a full service marketing and creative agency based in Blackpool, Lancashire. To learn more or contact us please go to

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