Maximising skills across the workforce

A leading UK and European manufacturer and supplier of specialist quality products for areas such as ground investigation is working in partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training to help maximise efficiency, productivity and skills across its workforce.

Since its inception over 30 years ago, Marton Geotechnical Services (MGS) has developed strategic partnerships with some of the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers. With a £200k investment in new systems and training over the past 18 months across the company’s four depots, the Coventry depot has become the Centre of Excellence.

Commenting on the positive working relationship with Chamber Training, Ian Brown, Production Manager at MGS said: “We approached Chamber Training towards the end of 2019 to enlist their expertise, support and guidance in identifying effective training opportunities.  Our aim was to embrace a 360 degrees change across the board and introduce a more structured process to promote ideas, suggestions and physical improvements to help improve the way in which we operate. 

“We enrolled several members of our management team on to the ILM2 and ILM3 qualifications and we are now reaping the benefits. It is refreshing to witness our team approaching issues in a more constructive manner and providing us with more solution-based comments. Our Coventry depot is now at 93% productivity which puts it 13% above the company target and £645,000 more goods have been sent out over the last 12 months.  As an added bonus we were also able to access ESF funding through the Coventry & Warwickshire’s Skills 4 Growth Programme which has enabled us to further invest in additional plans for training and upskilling our team.”

Tracy Sawrey, an ILM Management Trainer remarked: “The ILM courses offer a great way of moving your career forward.  At Chamber Training we can help you to choose the right qualification to enhance your skills and knowledge of management theory and ultimately help you to apply that training in practice.”

To find out more about the ILM qualifications and if your company is eligible for Skills 4 Growth ESF funding, please contact C&W Chamber Training’s Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or                          

Photo caption:  L-R: Andy Eales, Gary Crutchley, Julie Brown, Ian Brown, Chris Starkey and Kevin Atkins from MGS.