Furniture Clinic have a polished approach to training and apprenticeships with Business Impact
A Burnopfield based furniture repair specialist are reaping the benefits of essential team leadership training and new apprentices sourced through Business Impact.
The national business with headquarters in the North East recognised the benefits of working with Business Impact immediately, as they had multiple training and development requirements, alongside an active programme of apprentice recruitment.
Business Impact initially worked with Furniture Clinic to develop Team Leader Training as the company expanded, and it was recognised internally that the strengths of having a core team of NVQ trained personnel in team leading could benefit the business. Craig Boyd from Furniture Clinic explained: ‘We wanted to develop our team and saw that Business Impact had a versatile range of training solutions. They were more than just experts in delivering the training modules, and they really tried to understand our needs, and tailor the programme to suit our specific requirements.’
The relationship has now developed further as Business Impact helped with the recruitment of warehouse apprentices for the growing business. Nick Atkinson, national sales manager at Business Impact commented: ‘With our experience of Furniture Clinic, we were able to first assess the existing team and found a candidate who could benefit immediately from enrolment onto an apprenticeship programme. We understood the importance of people development at the company, and this made the process quick and easy.’
This confident approach to helping Furniture Clinic has extended the relationship as Business Impact have now also helped source an external candidate to join the business as an additional warehouse apprentice. Unlike other training companies Business Impact employs its own in house recruitment team, which offer a completely free service to companies looking to recruit apprentices. This time consuming and often frustrating process has been simplified significantly because of the best practice employed by Business Impact, in sourcing and selecting appropriate candidates for each role. For Furniture Clinic it has been a very successful partnership.
Craig Boyd continued: ‘We have been impressed with the range of services available from Business Impact and the one stop shop approach for all our training and apprenticeship needs has made them a very effective partner, as our business grows.’
The company was founded in 2004, with its Head Quarters located in North East England. From here, Furniture Clinic manufacture a unique range of leather cleaning, repair & restoration products used in many industries including Furniture, Automotive, Clothing, Handbag, Luggage and many more.
Furniture Clinic is committed to research and development, extending its national network of technical centres and highly skilled technicians, and has been developing its own range of products for the specialist markets in which it operates.
About Business Impact
Business Impact is a national provider of results focused training, competitively delivered nationally across most industry sectors. The business works with companies of all sizes ranging from large multinationals to small local businesses, delivering Apprenticeships (fully funded in many cases), NVQs and commercial training. Whether looking for a 1 day bespoke workshop or want to recruit and train staff as an Apprentice, Business Impact expert trainers and support staff can help in every aspect of this process.
Business Impact prides itself on the delivery of service, experience and flexibility in the training and development market
Business Impact offers a complete one stop solution for the identification, training and development of people within your business. Business Impact works across all levels within an organisation from apprentices to senior management/leadership.
Business Impact provides a team of highly experienced personnel within the training and development environment, with the added value of offering a commercial perspective on how to best support your business.
The range of services available from apprenticeship recruitment, skills academy development and long term training and development partner, ensures that Business Impact can offer a full national service on any level to support organisations in various sectors.