The entire workforce of an Oldbury manufacturer are being put through a training course as part of a long-term plan to double sales to £100 million.
Bohler-Uddeholm’s team, including managing director Neil Kite, will undertake an NVQ in Business Improvement Techniques (BIT).
The company, which supples steel and tube products for the autosport, aerospace, power generation, oil and gas markets, is aiming to almost double turnover from in excess of £50 million with a workforce of 95 staff, to £100 million with 100 employees by 2017.
The first steps towards the vision, which has been called Onehundred100, have already been taken, with members of staff completing their underpinning knowledge training for an NVQ in BIT in late June, through the SC21 Supply Chain Initiative.
Mr Kite said: “Any business is only as good as its people and involving the entire workforce is recognised worldwide as the best way to improve a company’s performance.
“Utilising the NVQ process to embed BIT in the businesses culture and the real life projects that are undertaken as part of the training will make a huge contribution towards our target.
“Our employees’ focus and commitment during what has been, and continues to be, a difficult commercial climate, is what has set us apart from our competitors. We are making a commitment to our future when others are uncertain of theirs.”
The training, delivered in partnership with Corporate College Derby, consisted of two days training followed by a group project.