Expanding Our Portfolio
- MCG HQ
- 3 mins read
We’re excited to announce that we have recently acquired Sixth Sense, an independent training company based in central Scotland, broadening out our core people-focussed services to now include Apprenticeships and training.
As a National Training Provider, Sixth Sense was selected by the Scottish Government’s main skills funding agency, Skills Development Scotland to deliver high quality training services. These range from short learning opportunities that improve basic vocational skills to full Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), giving the learner a recognised qualification in their vocation. The company also specialises in digital Apprenticeships including Digital Marketing, Creative Media and Data Analytics.
The acquisition comes as part of The MCG Group’s long-term strategy to build on the foundation of our recruitment businesses and start to offer added value services to our customers and candidates. It has also been a personal ambition of our COO, Grant Henderson to build up our training provision.
Grant Henderson, COO of The MCG Group, said: “The acquisition of Sixth Sense fulfils both a business and personal ambition in increasing our training capability for our internal staff, as well as externally to our valued customers. It is exciting to see how we can positively impact the lives of many people by helping them reach their potential as an Apprentice, with vocational training or by placing people into career opportunities and solving customers’ talent needs. The future of MCG in the training space looks bright.”
Richard Tasker, Managing Director of Sixth Sense, said: "We're delighted that Sixth Sense is now part of The MCG Group. Their 'people-first' approach perfectly fits our mission to provide quality job and training opportunities to young people across the country."
Sarah Tasker, Co-Managing Director of Sixth Sense added: “We are really excited about what this acquisition means for Sixth Sense! This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and puts Sixth Sense in a position to train so many more Apprentices and help them build their careers. We feel the MCG Group aligns really well with our own core values and culture and we’re certain our fabulous team at Sixth Sense are in very good hands!"
Sixth Sense certainly will be in good hands as Grant’s tenacity and drive for this sector is built on his background in training and something he says runs in his blood:
“I have always been driven and passionate about helping others reach their full potential. Whether it was supporting team members on the sports field or colleagues in the office, I have taken every opportunity to encourage those around me to be their best by working on both their strengths and any skill gaps.”
“So, it was no surprise that when I started to excel as a sales consultant in the world of construction recruitment, I would naturally want to mentor trainees coming into the business. After a few years I decided to diversify and go into sales coaching & training myself which saw me end up at Hill McGlynn as a Regional Trainer. Coaching and training was not only becoming a passion fulfilled, but also something that was clearly in my blood. My folks had at the same time set up a successful coaching consultancy, The Gifting Institute back home in Cape Town, South Africa.”
The expansion of The MCG Group into the training space is a fantastic opportunity to further broaden the reach and range of the services we can offer, both to our existing and future client base. With the expertise of our existing in-house training team and Grant’s background paired with the acquisition of Sixth Sense, we’re confident to offer something really special to our client base. Watch this space!