Even during a recession it’s important that businesses continue to invest in staff to further maintain and develop a skilled workforce.
(PRWEB UK) 26 September 2011
IronmongeryDirect is celebrating as 11 of its team achieve various levels of accreditation from the prestigious Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).
After successfully completing the course students are competent to discuss ironmongery requirements for a project with customers, be that an architect, building or joinery contractor, building manager or a self-builder, keeping them informed of industry standards, regulations and legislation.
Wayne Lysaght-Mason, Managing Director of IronmongeryDirect commented; “The GAI programme is essential training in our industry. We’re a specialist trade supplier and these qualifications are vital not only for staff development, but also the trusted advice that we give our customers. Even during a recession it’s important that businesses continue to invest in staff to further maintain and develop a skilled workforce.”
This year’s achievements continue to build on several years’ success from many employees across the business. The award winning company understands the importance of employee development, believing that its team should have technical expertise of the highest order and provides full funds for all who enroll on the course.
The GAI is the UK’s only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry, Architectural Ironmongers themselves, and the manufacturers and wholesalers of Architectural Ironmongery products. At the heart of the Guild’s activities is its highly respected education programme, a three year diploma tailored specifically to educate people in all areas of ironmongery. It is the only recognised programme in the UK that leads to a qualification in ironmongery specification.
This year IronmongeryDirect is sponsoring the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers annual Awards, which showcase and celebrate the successful students from the GAI education programme.