Industrial doors maker Marian Engineering has developed an in-house training programme to help reach its target of doubling growth over the next five years.
The Tyneside-based company had delayed setting up a staff development programme because it feared external courses might not be suitable.
The new programme is based on the Adapt Delphi scheme run by Business Link, the national network of advice centres. Adapt Delphi is targeted at firms with less than 50 staff in the manufacturing sector and supply chain.
It allows Marian to get subsidised training for staff, including strategic development and IT solutions.
`Marian has been wise not to rush into a training programme and it realises that a cautious approach, looking at long-term implications, is always advisable,’ said personnel business adviser Robert Dodds.
Joint managing director John McDonnel said Marian considered training as a way of achieving growth, not an additional cost.
`We realise that training must be an integral part of any business plan and we have been able to work up a programme ideally suited to our business objectives.’