Britannia Training’s new purpose-built facility


Britannia Training has invested in a new purpose-built confined space training facilities at its centre in Wymondham Business Park. George Freeman MP performed the official opening attended by 50 local business people. The new facility provides onsite training covering a diverse range of topics including working in confined spaces, asbestos awareness and non licensed work, working at heights, manual handling and emergency procedures – and all in specially built premises.

Current health and safety legislation means these courses are mandatory for many and are relevant across many different business sectors. Managing director Colin Wright said: “We provide staff development services for hundreds of businesses in the UK and through Britannia Training’s new purpose-built facility listening to their requirements we continue to develop our centres to ensure compulsory training needs, as well as other courses, are available and in a professional environment. Our customers now have a choice of 450 courses delivered by professional trainers all with experience and specific qualifications.”

Mr Freeman said: “Health and safety in the workplace should not be seen as a distraction but should be viewed as an investment by businesses looking to develop and motivate staff to compete for business locally, nationally and internationally.” The MP also commented on the need to develop the thinking of entrepreneurs whilst training, mentoring and inspiring them to aim high.

“Norfolk is a great place to start a business with a cluster group of high tech, the sciences and clean technology. The eastern region could and should be seen as the California of the UK. Developing youngsters from an early age should be a priority and will establish the next generation of local business owners with international inspirations”.

He presented a certificate to Ian Hallett of Pruce Newman, the 20,000th person to receive a completed course certificate from Britannia Training for a recent Health and Safety Awareness course.