Skinner’s Brewery (Truro) have recently designed a bespoke management programme for their managers and coordinators in an effort to target company-wide goals and improve department synergy.

Staff from a range of areas have been through the new programme, which has been designed in partnership with Truro and Penwith College Business including purchasing, technical services, packaging, health and safety, production and processing departments.

The goal of the three-day programme was for staff to demonstrate competency in people management, process management and managing conflict and to dedicate time to planning the incorporation of shared, companywide goals into each department’s day to day working practices.

Alison Francis-King, HR Manager at Skinner’s, commented: ‘‘As an SME with an evolving team of managers and coordinators, we relished the opportunity to work with Truro and Penwith College to design management training specifically for the brewery. Together we developed a three-day training course focusing on core principles we want the teams to adopt using real examples from our workplace.”

“The managers and coordinators appreciated the opportunity to spend time together. They discovered they shared many of the same challenges and benefited from the input and guidance of the College’s management trainer Rob Harris, gaining insight into how to understand the issues they face and become more effective at dealing with them.’’

Rob Harris, Management Trainer at Truro and Penwith College, said: ‘’It was a pleasure to work with the team at Skinner’s. We spent some time looking at their needs and identifying elements of management training that align with their business goals, to formulate a well-rounded training programme that was directly applicable to the day to day challenges within the business.”

Jim Doe, Cider Coordinator at Skinner’s, was particularly pleased with the focus on lean process management and ‘growth tool’ the management team can make use of going forward, saying: “’Using the grow tool we looked into process management to be more lean. This has allowed us to improve efficiency and save costs.’’

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