Gary Cooper Promoted to Managing Director
We are proud to announce that Gary Cooper has been appointed as the new Managing Director of PPL Training.
Gary joined PPL back in April 2013, as Mechanical Business Manager. He has since been involved in all aspects of the company and has more recently held the role of Mechanical and Electrical Business Director (since February 2015).
Gary commenting on his recent appointment: "It is an honour to be recognised in such a way as being appointed Managing Director, and whilst I embrace the challenges of the position, we also have the challenge of pushing the business into new areas, enhancing our portfolio and giving even more to our clients.
Through the strength of all its staff, PPL will continue to provide top class technical and Safe Systems of Work training to all our customers, both nationally and overseas, and I welcome the opportunity managing this process.
James has taken the business to new levels over recent years, and the company has grown to meet the demand, and long may it continue"
James Booth Named Executive Chairman
After 14 years, James Booth the founder of PPL Training has now taken on a new role within the business as Executive Chairman.
James commenting on Gary's recent appointment: "Gary has had a tremendous positive impact on the growth of PPL since arriving in 2013 and I would like to personally congratulate him on his appointment. I am sure he will be a fantastic Managing Director."
The Future for PPL Training
Following the acquisition of new premises in York, one of the next steps is an in-Centre offering of Ventilation and Medical Gas training to the Healthcare requirements, as detailed within HTM 02 and 03 series. Once established in York early 2020, our intention is to replicate this in our Slough training centre mid-2020.
Not only will this give even more to our existing customers, but we are also confident it will generate new opportunities with so many other NHS trusts, and PFI hospitals, nationwide, to then give a more complete package of HTM Compliance training. Early discussions have already shown significant interest in making this venture worthwhile.
As always, the need to get everything right, from facilities to training staff, outweighs rushing into this, but we aim to start the project this October with courses already planned for the new year.
New Job Opportunities
With the overall demand for our training increasing year by year, as well as acquiring more facilities, next year will also allow the addition of around 5 extra training staff, who will cover both York and Slough Training Centres.
Our training staff are one of our biggest assets to the business, so the selection and recruitment of all candidates is an important, and structured, process, ensuring we have the right person from the start. Experience and competency is the key to our success, and this is the main driver for any potential employee.
We have a very good staff retention record, combined with competitive salary packages, which in turn promotes an effective learning platform in the training we deliver and will be of benefit to all of our customers.
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