EMPLOYEE training and development are central to the success of heating and installation experts, Fenhams Limited.
Based in Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle, the proactive company is totally focused on improving the skills of its workforce to help drive its business forward. As such, Fenhams has been named as the CoLaS Awards 2009 Medium Employer of the Year, sponsored by Darlington College Business First.
First established as a family business in 1981, Fenhams company turnover is in excess of £1m per month and still growing. With a very healthy order book, turnover is expected to rise above the £20m mark in the near future. Underpinning the company’s meteoric rise to success are three main areas – high-quality products, excellent customer service and effective workforce development activities.
With the help of Trade Training Associates (NE) Ltd, the latter includes everything from literacy and numeracy support, through to customer service training under Train to Gain and Apprenticeship programmes for heating and ventilation, electrical and support staff.