OUR HISTORY

Our journey is a story of rapid growth, expansion, and entrepreneurial spirit. Starting in a back bedroom in 1997, we are now a multi-million pound group employing more than 100 people. Central to it all has been a close team of highly motivated people, determined to build sustainable businesses and identify opportunities for the future. We have never been better placed to grow and cement our position at the heart of the local community.

First Response celebrates 20 year anniversary
2017
FRT founded
Operating out of Darren Eden’s back bedroom
1997
FRT incorporated
Moved to Bank House, Pershore
2002
FRT wins first contract
New College, Bromsgrove Average 36 Training days per month
2003
FRT joins Investors In People
2004
FRT opens London Office in Bloomsbury
Training over 21,000 students over 2,240 training days.
2005
FRT Increases Training Levels
Training over 34,000 students over 3,185 training days.
2006
Acquisition of Bank House, Pershore
60 staff employed.
2007
Acquisition of the Angel Hotel, Pershore.
Spirit Hospitality Founded.
Further growth for FRT
Training over 52,000 students over 4,300 training days.
2008
Advantage is founded.
Acquisition of the Hogdins Smith
2009
St Catherine’s Holdings established.
2010
FRT moves into Bank Chambers, Pershore
2011
Restructure of Spirit Hospitality
2012
Spirit Construction established.
2013
Rebrand of St Catherine’s Holdings to Spirit Ventures.
2015
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