Those in banking and finance and looking to climb the career ladder may be sent by their employers to this London training firm, which provides courses in professional development and finance qualifications. 7city Learning claims to work with 750 clients, including Citigroup and HSBC, and has recently started training accountants. It has offices in Singapore and New York to cater for its Asian and Wall Street clients. Founders Jonathan Shaw, Gil Christie and Paul Shaw led a management buyout in December of last year to accelerate the company’s growth, backed by Gresham private equity for an undisclosed amount. Sales have grown 62% a year from £3.9m in 2004 to an annualised £16.5m in 2007.
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