Fi­nance staff in col­lege suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

A FI­NANCE firm has launched a part­ner­ship with Mac­cles­field Col­lege after a third of its em­ploy­ees achieved qual­i­fi­ca­tions on cour­ses.

The 34 staff at Quin­tes­sen­tial Fi­nance Group com­pleted ITQ City and Guilds Level two and three cour­ses with the col­lege.

The firm has es­tab­lished a ded­i­cated train­ing room on site at the Quin­tes­sen­tial of­fices on Cot­tage Street where it ran weekly ses­sions for peo­ple to un­der­take train­ing dur­ing work­ing hours.

The col­lege is now run­ning a sep­a­rate NVQ course in Cus­tomers Ser­vices, to pro­vide peo­ple in both Cus­tomer Ser­vices and Com­pli­ance with ad­di­tional skills and qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Mike Ran­som, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Quin­tes­sen­tial, said: “The team have ben­e­fited from the train­ing. We’ve seen a real im­prove­ment in the mo­ti­va­tion and skills in the team as they have pro­gressed.

“It’s great that we have ac­cess to such a high stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion on our doorstep.

“At Quin­tes­sen­tial, hav­ing highly skilled peo­ple is a huge as­set.

“It’s crit­i­cal we help our em­ploy­ees be­come the best they can be; for their per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and ours as a lo­cal busi- ness and in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion con­tin­u­ing to grow.”

Ear­lier this year the firm cel­e­brated tre­bling its turnover from £11m to more than £34m and opened of­fices in the US.

Dawn Ride­halgh, head of business de­vel­op­ment at Mac­cles­field Col­lege, said: “Mac­cles­field Col­lege has proven suc­cess­ful links with the lo­cal business com­mu­nity and th­ese re­la­tion­ships con­tinue to thrive.

“This long term train­ing pro­gramme with Quin­tes­sen­tial demon­strates that this is a strat­egy that works for busi­nesses.

“We are pas­sion­ate about get­ting out and de­liv­er­ing train­ing that makes a real dif­fer­ence to peo­ple and com­pa­nies that ul­ti­mately has a posi- tive im­pact on their bot­tom line, as well as em­pow­er­ing em­ploy­ees.

“The col­lege works hard to meet the needs of the business com­mu­nity and we are look­ing for­ward to cul­ti­vat­ing our part­ner- ship with Quin­tes­sen­tial through what I know will be an ex­cit­ing year ahead.”

●● A to­tal of 34 staff at Quin­tes­sen­tial Fi­nance Group com­pleted ITQ City and Guilds Level two and three cour­ses with Mac­cles­field Col­lege

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