CH&Co invests further £2m in training

05 February 2013
CH&Co invests further £2m in training

Independent contract catering group CH&Co will spend a further £2m on training, the company announced today.

The investment will be spent over five years to ensure that every employee has a minimum of six training sessions annually.

CH&Co has five training programmes, including the Catalyst Club, which is run for employees that have been identified as "stars of the future" and are expected to become the next generation of operations managers and directors at the firm.

The announcement comes after CH&Co's human resources director Alison Gilbert received the Excellence in Learning and Development award at the 2012 HR in Hospitality Awards, while the company was highly commended in the Best Employer category at the annual Springboard awards.

Commenting on the investment, Gilbert said: "To develop our people we need them to truly buy into the culture of our business, while we need to understand their individual needs and motivations. This investment can help make that happen now and in the future."

Tim Jones, CH&Co chairman, added: "We are in this for the long haul. While as a company we continue to grow, CH&Co is making this investment so that we can prosper as an independent business that brings the highest standards of service to its clients."

In 2012, 25% of CH&Co managers attended at least one of three senior programmes; 5% of the work force was promoted; employee turnover decreased to 23%, there was a 15% increase in the percentage of women working at CH&Co; and the percentage of women returning from maternity leave rose 10%.

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By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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