TDA deal brings 1,000 events to Finishing Touch

London agency The Finishing Touch has signed a three-year contract with Government body the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) in a deal that is thought will cover over 1,000 events. The TDA is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The Finishing Touch will be responsible for delivering its training events programme aimed at “securing an effective school workforce that improves children’s life chances”. Included within the contract is the option to extend for a further two years. “We are delighted to be awarded this contract,” said Richard Hughes, group managing director of Finishing Touch parent company First Artist. “It comes at the end of an extended and particularly competitive tendering process. It is a clear endorsement of the quality of work that The Finishing Touch undertakes.” The Finishing Touch has an established relationship within the public sector – in the group’s audited accounts for the 10 months to August 2006, the contribution to First Artist revenues from the public sector totalled £1.4 million.

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