Successful launch for new specialist training centre

Visitors are shown around Britannia Training's new Spalding centre by managing director Colin Wright (left). Photo: SG070613-017AM
Visitors are shown around Britannia Training's new Spalding centre by managing director Colin Wright (left). Photo: SG070613-017AM

One of East Anglia’s leading training providers has opened a new specialist training centre in Spalding.

Britannia Training launched the centre with a charity open day showcasing the facilities on the Enterprise Industrial Estate.

The open day introduced visitors to the range of training equipment used for some of the 450 courses on offer.

The Britannia team were on hand to show people around and explain how the training services operate.

The day also raised £200 for the Lincolnshire Free Press Children’s Fund charity, an amount match funded by Britannia’s business partner Chislett Tool Hire.

Many local businesses from the food, agriculture, construction and other industries popped in on the day. The Chamber of Trade was represented and local MP John Hayes enjoyed a tour of the centre and met the Britannia team.

Helen Parker, agricultural trainer for Moy Park, was particularly pleased to see the centre opening in Spalding, giving her flexibility on offsite training options for Moy staff.

She said: “Britannia always provides an excellent service, with a high standard of training.

“I’m delighted they have a new centre in Spalding. It’s so convenient and has all the machinery on site.”

Barry Grigg, Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor for The Leeton Group, attended the open day and said:“As a highly respected and flexible training provider, Britannia’s new training centre will be of significant benefit to any organisations, within the food, construction and engineering sectors, who are looking to provide their employees with the trade, supervisory or management skills required to tackle today’s ever-changing working environment.”

The new centre will deliver group training from the extensive list of training courses Britannia already provide in Wymondham as well as at customer premises. New and specialist courses include fully accredited CIEH and HABC courses in food safety.

The courses on offer include open courses giving employers flexibility on staff training.

Specific and group courses for larger organisations are also available.

Managing Director at Britannia Training Colin Wright said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to expand our operation and open this specialist training centre in Spalding.

“Having already worked with some fantastic businesses in Spalding and across Lincolnshire, we know there is a need for a top quality training provision on and off site and we are excited about filling a gap in the market to provide off site training facilities at our new centre.”

With over 5,000 businesses having already been trained by Britannia Training, the company currently provides the training for Kerry Foods and Premier Foods, amongst others.