Training firms Soho Editors and Amsys have formed a joint venture business to take over the Manchester-based training provider Cryptic Peach, which ceased trading last month.

The JV has picked up the equipment assets and the client database from Cryptic Peach’s administrator and taken over its training centre in Great Ancoats Street in Manchester. One member of staff has been retained.

The relaunched centre will become fully operational later this month and will provide scheduled and on-site Apple Authorised IT and creative software training and education on Adobe applications.

The previous owner of Cryptic Peach is working with the JV in an effort to “inconvenience clients as little as possible”.

Soho Editors Training managing director Brian Cantwell said: “The unfortunate closure of Cryptic Peach has left a big gap in the professional media training available in the north-west.

“Some very loyal clients have travelled down to our London centres [already] and it will be great to be able to offer the same quality training a little closer to home.”

Cryptic Peach was established in 1990 as Mac People Digital Training.

Before it closed, it provided training in Manchester, Leeds and Cardiff.