Staff celebrating 235 years’ experience at Midlands training experts PTP

Mar 31, 2023 | News

Eighteen staff at Midland training experts Performance Through People (PTP) have clocked up an impressive 235 years between them.

The colleagues celebrated with a special lunch at the company’s Walsall offices where Kevin Davis, PTP board member and chair of the Ladder Foundation, presented long service certificates.

David Price’s time at PTP, part of the BCTG Group, has now totalled 30 years, which he says “feels like it’s gone in a flash”.

Mr Price, a learning and development tutor, said: “I’ve always thought highly of PTP, not only as an employer but as an organisation that has helped thousands upon thousands of people into their training, apprenticeships and future careers.

“To work for a firm which makes such a difference to people’s lives is a privilege, and now to receive this recognition is a cherry on the top.”

Colleagues at PTP receiving 20-year certificates were IT and facilities manager Tim Carver, learning and development tutors Rachel Willetts and Claire Whitehouse, curriculum manager Richard Kendrick and performance manager Julie Heathcote.

Clocking up 15 years were business support administrator Shelley Smith, and learning and development tutors Harjit Sidhu, Charlotte Pearson and Gemma Garvey, while fellow learning and development tutor Sue Shallcross celebrated ten years.

Staff asset

And five-year certificates were handed to business development advisor Samantha Feeley, learning and development tutors Tamara Haywood, Melissa Parkinson, Jim Hillman and Scott Brown, lead for internal quality assurance Jackie Webb and business development manager Paul Smith.

Rob Colbourne, chief executive at PTP, who spoke at the awards, said: “We don’t make widgets – our greatest asset are the staff who work for us, and, statistically, staff who have been with us for over five years tend to stay at least ten years and sometimes longer.

“Our recent Ofsted result and staff survey highlights we are moving in the right direction in terms of staff welfare and supporting colleagues, and we will continue to be pro-active in this area.

“To celebrate with staff who have committed between five and 30 years to the business, and still have so much to offer us, gives me great confidence moving forward in these challenging times.”

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