Management training success for WB Group

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WB The Creative Jewellery Group’s new scheme is proving positive.

A management training programme introduced by WB The Creative Jewellery Group has been well-received by participants who describe it as “thought provoking and enlightening”.

The 14-week course, which is being facilitated for the Group by Ithaka Leadership Development, a specialist training company based in Birmingham, was open to all employees wishing to learn more about management techniques.

Thirteen members of staff drawn from all areas of the business, including design, CAD, manufacturing, business development, sales and marketing came forward to take part.

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The classes, which last for five hours per session, take place once a fortnight during work hours and cover topics like personal effectiveness, management roles, finances, team building, strategy and marketing.

Sarah Johal, who works in Domino’s marketing department, is one of the participants. She said: “We have begun by learning more about ourselves and where our strengths and weaknesses lie. It has been very helpful, especially having closer contact with people working in different parts of the company and understanding more about them and their roles within the organisation and how to work with them.”

Managing director of WB The Creative Jewellery Group, Andrew Morton, said of the course: “I am a huge believer in on-going development for everyone in the workplace and this company has always taken training very seriously. This bespoke course is our first foray into a structured management training programme and the young people taking part are the future of the business. I have absolutely no doubt that investing in them and developing their talents in this way is essential for the on-going development of the Group."

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