Industrious, now a £16 million turnover business operating across the UK was originally formed in 2004 to help food and drink manufacturing firms plug skills shortages via staff from the UK and the newly-expanded EU.
The company has since extended into specialist workforce skills consultancy and bespoke human resources solutions. These include a range of online capability and compliance assessments helping businesses ensure staff of all nationalities have relevant numeracy skills, sufficient command of English to do their job effectively and knowledge of quality standards and operating procedures.
“Today’s food manufacturing relies heavily on automation, technology and a diverse workforce so skills training remains vital for companies looking to raise workforce productivity and general management capability,” said Industrious’ managing director Sarah Brookbank.
“Many larger food businesses have been working with a transient workforce element in recent years and as these people leave there is an increasing amount of re-skilling required for people entering from other sectors or leaving full-time education and wanting to work in the food industry.”