Fully funded qualifications improve staff knowledge and competencies at Simco External Framing Solutions

The Challenge Walsall-based Simco External Framing Solutions has established itself as a leading supplier to the construction industry, particularly in fast-track building methods. The company has developed a strong reputation for high standards of excellence in the sector and has an ambitious strategy focused around innovation and expansion into new markets, requiring them to scale-up rapidly in a sustainable manner. … Read More

Painting the way to business growth

The challenge A painting and decorating business requires staff to have a varied skill set, including the ability to prepare surfaces, strong attention to detail and the ability to work safely and tidily. Interpersonal skills are also required for interpreting client requirements, work and team organisation and effective communication. A number of those in the industry have learned on the … Read More

Safety skills leading the way to growth

The challenge In an environment where the legislative demands are constantly growing, construction companies must be able to meet increasing calls for evidence of health and safety knowledge and compliance. Often working in potentially dangerous environments, employees require a special set of skills to ensure they meet and exceed site safety requirements and produce the best work possible. Where requirements … Read More

Upskilling staff proves to be an award-winning decision

The challenge Ecoplas Limited, part of the Eurocell group, is a uPVC recycling operation based near Selby in North Yorkshire. They handle around 20,000 tonnes of waste per annum to produce recycled material which can be re-introduced into the construction industry and have ambitious growth plans. Sitting as one of the top five businesses in its sector, Ecoplas wanted to … Read More