We held an awards ceremony on 20th March to celebrate the successful completion of our latest staff skills training programme. 80 operational staff completed level 2 diplomas in Business Improvement Techniques and 50 of these staff received an upgraded Intermediate Level Apprenticeship qualification. The awards ceremony took place at the Salvation Army Hall in Conway Street, Hove. Labour Party MP for Hove Peter Kyle presented the awards to our successful trainees. He praised Custom Pharma Services for our investment in the training and the individuals for the commitment to complete the course.
In 2014 the Company took the decision to invest in continuous improvement training for its operational staff and sourced the BITS programme from Skills Training UK. The programme was made available to all our operational staff. It has taken just over 12 months to complete. The workforce was split into 14 cross-functional groups (7 on each site). Learning was via a mixture of classroom learning and project work. The results of the project work were on display at the awards ceremony, with each group presenting the result of their most valuable project. CEO of Custom Pharma, Nigel Richardson said:
“We took a business decision to support a significant number of our staff to gain Business Improvement Skills. Together we have taken over 3,000 hours of work time to study this course and the level of success has been outstanding. The practical skills our employees have gained have already added to productivity, efficiency and enhancing the working environment.”
Investing in our people is very important to Custom Pharma and we are pleased to be able to support our staff in developing their skills, which in turn helps to improve the performance of our business. Gaining a qualification is always worthwhile and improves career opportunities for the individual as well as strengthening the skills base within the company. We see this as a win-win for all parties”