Manufacturing award for Ginsters

Ginsters’ Samantha Brown, personnel and training officer and Steve Jones, head of personnel development (centre) receive their award from Sasha Bowman of sponsors Westfield Health and Terry Slater of EEF

Ginsters has been named among the country’s top companies in this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

The Callington-based company won the EEF South West Region Skills Award in recognition of a multi-faceted training and development programme designed to support future growth.

Ginsters’ MD Mark Duddridge said: “We are committed to investment in our bakery management staff to prepare them for tomorrow’s trading environment and to show them how to develop the confidence and competence of their teams and to challenge and tackle waste in all its forms.

“This programme has helped to release the potential of our staff, whether they have many years of experience with us or are new recruits.

“As a result we have seen the bakery make consistent progress in its efficiency and identify new areas of potential for the future.”