TaylorITEX was originally formed in 2008 by Mick Taylor and based on the work and experience of Chris Donkin at “DonkinlTEX” where Mick had worked and networked. In the beginning TaylorITEX was established to address the “Skills Gaps” in the local area and we made it our mission to upskill members of the local community and to try and eradicate the label of “low skilled” the phrase book. Vicky Limb and Julie Mitchell were employed to help deliver and manage our learners and learning provision.
Initially offering learning opportunities in Basic Skills, UK Online, Computer Courses, and ESOL, TaylorITEX quickly began to increase in popularity with members of the local community and increased its learning provision to suit.
In its first year TaylorITEX transferred from being a private company and established itself as Boston’s 1st Not for profit Community Interest Companies training organisations. Owner Mick Taylor became the Director of services and staff members Vicky Limb (sadly no longer employed with us), Julie Mitchell and Terry Bates became directors.
TaylorITEX CIC grew from strength to strength both in our popularity with learners and partner organisations, working on contracts with Boston College, Grantham College, Boston Learning Communities, Enable Nottingham, Futures Advice, Mayflower Housing, Lincolnshire County Council, Skills Funding Agency, European Social Funds, DWP, and at one time employing over 15 members of staff and running from Venues in Boston, Sleaford, and Spalding.
We are now based at The Black Sluice Lock Cottages on the South Forty Foot Bank, London Rd where manage and run all our operations from. This venue has a 50 seat cafeteria, ICT training suite, conference room, and private office facilities for people to use.
We hold various community and social events throughout the year at the venue which holds a licence to sell alcohol.