TB Davies (Cardiff) Ltd nominated as Finalist for ‘Commitment to Skills and People Development’ in the Welsh Business Awards 2016.
Experienced ladder firm TB Davies (Cardiff) is excited at being nominated as Welsh Business Awards 2016 finalist in the category of ‘Commitment to Skills and People Development’. The Awards celebrate local businesses recognised by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce as playing a fundamental role in driving the Welsh economy forward. TB Davies is a well-established leading ladder supply firm who is highly committed to promoting safe working practices, initiating specialist training and investing in their workforce.
The Welsh Business Awards 2016 announced finalists from thirty-five companies in ten categories. The categories recognise entrepreneurship and the dedication of younger start-up firms all the way up to well-established, experienced companies who have spent many years committed to developing their community and the local economy.
The category of ‘Commitment to Skills and People Development’ celebrates businesses that are dedicated to developing their workforce. TB Davies is extremely proud of their low turnover of staff with an average service of 18 years. The company also boasts commitment to staff as being an integral part of their core business values. The firm offers plenty of development opportunities including formal courses, workshops, team management training, a profit share system, one-to-one coaching support and help with professional development qualifications in the form of financial investment as well as study leave. The company has also recently moved to a larger site ensuring close collaboration with the workforce on this move every step of the way. Employees were offered input into the design of the new offices, an induction to familiarise them with the new location and an ongoing feedback process is in place to develop the working environment to the needs of the employees.
The Managing Director of TB Davies (Cardiff) David Gray understands how important it is to invest in your workforce. “ We are aware that people benefit from different methods of personal and skills development as well as flexibility in terms of the way the development opportunities are offered. Our strategy is to use a blended approach of professional development, formal training, coaching, mentoring and experiential learning to build capacity and develop skills within our workforce.”
The success of TB Davies’ commitment to people is embedded in their attitude to their employees. The company has a fully open-minded approach to appraisals and development requests allowing the freedom to discuss professional development requests with managers at any time of the year – not only during an annual appraisal – and the facilitation of the management team also has important benefits. David added “We have seen an improvement in managers’ readiness to discuss issues and performance with their teams as a result of the ongoing, external coaching they receive. We’ve increased morale by investing in people and we’re proud to see several members of staff define their career plans and ambitions as a result of this support!”
The winners of the Welsh Business Awards 2016 will be announced at a Black Tie Gala Dinner on Thursday 23rd February at the National Museum in Cardiff. The company have been nominated as finalist alongside Wolfestone, SPTS Technologies and LBS Builders Merchants in the same category. The company are hoping that the judging panel will recognise the investment and effort they have made with their workforce over the years and will recognise the commitment the company offers to develop their staff in the future.
About TB Davies (Cardiff) Ltd
TB Davies (Cardiff) Ltd is a leading pioneer in the specialist supply of ladders and ladder supplies nationwide. The company was established in 1945 as an independent, family run business and has been serving customers with the highest quality products for seventy years. TB Davies is based in Cardiff, Wales and they distribute ladders to business, site and consumers across the UK.
TB Davies (Cardiff) Ltd adheres to all international and European standards and directives for design and safety. The company is an active member of PASMA and the Ladder Association and was Highly Commended as SME of the Year in the Cardiff Business Awards 2015.
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