Major investment in training programme

J & B Hopkins Ltd., a leading provider of mechanical and electrical engineering services to the construction industry, has announced a major investment in its management team by enrolling on an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) approved training programme, as the company builds upon its recent impressive expansion.

The company’s successful growth strategy has realised a healthy improvement in business performance as well as a controlled and structured increase in staff numbers over the last few years. J & B Hopkins understands that empowering Managers – particularly those who drive quality and customer satisfaction – to develop their teams will help to enhance employee engagement across the whole organisation.

The company’s HR Manager, Tim Samuel reported: ‘We were looking for a structured management training programme that would equip our employees, who all have extensive technical skills and knowledge, to excel in their people management responsibilities.’

‘Selecting the right training provider is so important’, continued Tim.  ‘After reviewing five providers, we trialled an Impellus course and were impressed with the course content and the flexibility of the model which will also allow us to offer the ILM Award to our Managers. The ability to secure funding and purchase a bundle of courses up front, which favourably impacted the price, were additional benefits to signing up with Impellus.’

J & B Hopkins has a track record of over 30 years in Mechnical & Electrical services design and build contracting. It aims to ensure that its Managers facing the challenges of continuing growth will be equipped in the future to focus on developing their own people as well as themselves. Impellus provides open management training courses frequently in Southampton near to J & B Hopkins’ offices, which is very convenient for travelling. The venue also enables the Managers to be away from their desks in a ‘distraction free’ training environment and share challenges with delegates from a variety of industry sectors.

Phil Lambden, Managing Director of J & B Hopkins, added; ‘Our business ethos is based on family values and empowerment of staff where flair, enthusiasm, initiatives and new ideas can flourish. The feedback from the Managers who attended the first course is that their confidence has increased and that has contributed positively to the ongoing success of our business. We are keen to enrol many of our staff to experience the training programmes now set and to encourage individual development towards maintaining great company spirit and positivity to our customers and supply chain as a result, as well as enhancing career development.’