Universal Projects has won a major contract to provide business capacity building across the countries of the Arabian Gulf.


Working in conjunction with Kingston International and businesses of the Gulf Cooperation Council, UP through its training arm will deliver management training in disciplines such as Corporate & Marketing Strategy, Leadership, Change Management, Finance, Ethics and Project Management initially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and later in Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.

The first classes will be delivered in May/June 2014 in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dubai and will train over 140 businessmen from more than 50 companies drawn from across a range of sectors including logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications and construction.

UP Director, Nigel Tomlinson said: “This is a major breakthrough for us in one of the world’s fastest growing regions and will result in a substantial commitment by us and our Associate Consultants over the next two years. We are delighted that our experience and knowledge of delivering first rate business capacity building has been recognised by the business communities of the Gulf states and to be the training provider of choice for them as they embark on a major project to equip their management with the skills to run successful companies. These are truly exciting times for Universal Projects”.

It is envisaged that this project will in the coming months be joined by the Chambers of Commerce of the GCC states and supported by the International Chamber of Commerce in the region. In another exciting development, work has begun on the design of a similar project in South East Asia which is scheduled to begin in 2015.

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