L-r: Tony Pearson (southern business development manager for ILM), Ian Ridland, Dan Heath, Jonothan Thrumble, Kevin Simper, Max Russell, Francis Blewitt, Philip Champion (managing director Champion Timber).

Champion Timber promotes excellence in staff leadership

Published:  09 March, 2015

Champion Timber has announced that six of its staff has completed the Level 3 Leadership & Management certificate from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), as part of its ongoing training and development programme for its 195-strong workforce.

The training was completed in conjunction with accredited learning centre Tourism South East, and the course was specifically tailored to meet Champion’s business working practices.

Staff who achieved the ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management qualification included: Francis Blewit, Dan Heath, Ian Ridland, Max Russell, Kevin Simper and Jonothan Thrumble.

Personnel were selected after a two-day assessment that identified how training could help future development of individuals from a variety of roles such as desk sales staff and supervisors. Core elements of the course that required both self-study and written assignments included: core management skills, team leadership, change and innovation, managing people and relationships and leadership.

Managing director Philip Champion said: “Our aim is to be a great place to work where staff feel both valued and motivated, and this is reflected in our proactive approach to training because this results in our customers receiving a friendly, efficient and reliable service.”

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