The new facility is believed to be one of only a few in the region to be able to provide onsite training across a diverse range of topics including working in confined spaces, asbestos awareness and non licensed work, working at heights, manual handling and emergency procedures to name a few, and all in a purpose built building. Current Health and Safety legislation means these courses are mandatory for many and they are relevant across many different business sectors.
Managing Director at Britannia Training Colin Wright said, “We are extremely pleased to be able to expand our operation and invest in the new facility. We provide staff development services for hundreds of businesses in the UK and through listening to their requirements we continue to develop our centre’s 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.”
George Freeman MP officially opened the new Britannia Training confined space, purpose built facilities at Britannia’s training Centre, based at Wymondham Business Park. With a background in industry George has an affinity with local business and a good understanding of the pressures businesses of all sizes are currently experiencing. With Health and Safety at the forefront of many business planning and heightened in many sectors, the need for easily accessible training facilities is more important than ever before.
George Freeman commented “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. It is good to see Colin, a local entrepreneur, continuing to develop and invest in his business to deliver workshops and facilities based on customers needs”
George also commented on the need to develop the thinking of entrepreneurs whilst training, mentoring and inspiring them to aim high. “Self starters like Colin are essential in supporting business growth for many established organisations as well as to motivate future entrepreneurs, anything is possible by aiming 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”.
George also presented a certificate to Ian Hallett of Price Newman. Ian is the 20,000th person to receive a completed course certificate from Britannia Training for a recent Health and Safety Awareness course he completed. Aside from the 20,000 handed out since the company was set up in 1998, Britannia Training has also awarded a further 15,000 national accredited certificates, 35,000 in total since the company was formed.
Dave Todd, Infrastructure Manager at Price Newman said, “Britannia has been providing 1st class training to Pruce Newman’s Employee’s for the last 12 years, the Training they have provided has been delivered in a professional, consistent and appropriate manner, and we are delighted that one of our Employee’s Mr Ian Hallett has been the recipient of the 20,000th Certificate issued by them. We are also pleased to be working with a training company prepared to invest and design facilities around the need of their customers. Our staff currently travel many miles for confined space training, Colin’s purpose built new facilities has the capabilities of saving us time and money and also with the assurance that the courses will be delivered in a professional manner, as we have come to expect from Britannia’s team.”
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