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MiddletonMurray launches new venture in San Francisco, California

Award-winning apprenticeship training provider and levy consultancy MiddletonMurray today announces the exciting launch of its subsidiary company in San Francisco.
Middleton’s Incthe new businesswill help solve the skills gap crisis in America by providing innovative recruitment and apprenticeship solutions to the burgeoning US Apprenticeship market.   
The announcement comes just days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at reducing barriers to apprenticeships. President Trump announced that he wants five million new apprenticeships in five years. The White House is making apprenticeships the cornerstone of its workforce training efforts, arguing that hands-on learning is the best approach to prepare Americans for in-demand jobs.
Alex Acosta, US Secretary of Labor, said: “Apprenticeships hold great promise in helping American workers acquire the skills they need to get good jobs while ensuring companies can attract the talent required to succeed in this fast-moving global economy”. 
Stephen Middleton, who will be heading up the new California firm said: “I’m very excited to be leading MiddletonMurray’s expansion to America with the launch of Middleton’s Inc in California.”
He continued: “2017 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for apprenticeships in the USA with government support gathering significant momentum under the new administration. We believe the American market will benefit tremendously from implementing the successful UK model and we are confident that we can lead this movement to help solve the skills gap crisis in the USA, bringing value to businesses and creating new apprenticeships across the country.”
Speaking at the launch of Middleton’s Inc, Angela Middleton, the founder and Chairman of MiddletonMurray said: “I have seen for myself from the recent conferences, visits and meetings I’ve attended in Washington that there is now significant momentum gathering behind apprenticeships in the USA. However, what is also clear is that the country lacks a proven model like MiddletonMurray’s through which to efficiently deliver the apprenticeship framework and this is where we believe a substantial opportunity lies for us to lead the industry forward. 
”WMiddletons inc logoe’ve specifically chosen to establish Middleton’s Inc in California as currently the ‘Golden State’ is the largest state for overall apprenticeship numbers across the USA with the fintech market in San Francisco suffering from the most severe skills gap problem in the region. This is where we think we can add immediate value and are excited about this new chapter in the growth of our business.”
About Stephen Middleton: The son of MiddletonMurray founder and CEO, Angela Middleton, he has previously worked in a stephen middleton100x100number of departments across the business including sales, marketing and finance.

 In 2014, Stephen left the business to join Henderson Global Investors where he worked as an analyst covering global equities and fundamental investment strategies. During that time, he became qualified in the Investment Management Certificate and CFA level 1, whilst continuing to act as a consultant to MiddletonMurray on core business strategies as well as expansion through mergers & acquisitions.
Prior to joining Henderson, Stephen worked for Mergermarket in London analysing European IPOs as well as global mergers & acquisitions as part of their market research team.
Moving forward, Stephen will be leading MiddletonMurray’s expansion to the United States as CEO of their newly formed subsidiary company, Middleton’s Inc. His immediate objective will be to establish the company’s first office in San Francisco, with the aim of expanding to additional states over the next five years to serve the burgeoning apprenticeship market in America.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading and is a keen runner. He also enjoys a number of different sports ranging from football to golf, skiing, tennis and squash.

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