Howard Tenens was delighted to welcome Ian Mean, Editor-in-Chief from Glosmedia and David Owen, CEO of gFirst to present certificates to 11 members of staff who achieved their NVQ level 2 qualifications in warehousing and storage. The staff operate from the Group’s Sharpness depot which has 445,000 square feet of warehousing space currently with capacity for up to 720,000 square feet, located just 15 minutes from the M5 motorway.
Howard Tenens is a great exponent of continuous improvement and ongoing training for its staff. The Company has been working with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGSC) to deliver this training. It has been so successful that Howard Tenens is looking to expand the delivery of this programme across the Group through SGSC to include apprenticeship programmes as well as NVQ / QCF qualifications.
Ian Mean, Editor-in-Chief of Glosmedia said, “It is rare to see continuous improvement in staff training and brilliant that Howard Tenens is investing in their staff. You usually associate NVQs with younger people but the fact that this group of experienced warehousing staff were prepared to study shows a tremendous enthusiasm for their jobs and for self improvement.”
David Owen, CEO of gFirst, congratulated the warehousing staff on their achievements stating, “Clearly it is vitally important that a lot of care is required when moving high quality products; it is great to see Howard Tenens investing in their staff and equally to see their staff investing in themselves. Howard Tenens is not only leading the logistics industry in environmental innovation but understands the importance of continually up-skilling their people.”