Brewery expands training initiative to Isles of Scilly

Following the huge success of their training courses for individuals pursuing a career in the Licensed trade, the family run St Austell Brewery are expanding their courses to the Isles of Scilly this year.

Approximately 1,000 individuals have undergone training by the brewery - many of whom were employed in management and looking for long-term professional development within the trade. The training team at the brewery, headed up by the brewery's Human Resources Director, Vicky Crossingham and Company Trainer, Robert (Bob) Lamberton, felt it important to make the courses available to those in the industry on the Scillies.

The courses form part of a two year project on business development called 'Creating Cornish Prosperity', which started in 2001 and is funded jointly by Objective One, the brewery and St Austell College.

Courses were run on Tresco earlier this year and included 'Customer Service' and 'Wines & Spirits Education Trust'. Successful candidates from The Scillonian Club and Tregarthens have just completed the 'Cellar & Beer Quality Management' Advanced Qualification and today received their certificates from Objective One Programme Director, Bill Bawden, at a special award ceremony. Also currently underway is the 'Wine Retail' Advanced Qualification', with more courses promised in November this year.

Speaking at the award presentation, Objective One programme director Bill Bawden said: “The hospitality sector is the biggest contributor to Cornwall’s Gross Domestic Product and if it is to hold its own in a global market then quality and professionalism are crucially important. Full credit should go to St Austell Brewery and St Austell College for their commitment and enthusiasm to this project, which is ensuring that hospitality businesses in Cornwall and Scilly combine a quality, professional service with a warm smile of welcome.”

St Austell's Bob Lamberton said: “Creating Cornish Prosperity is improving the professionalism of the hospitality sector in Cornwall and Scilly by providing expert training and recognising individual achievement. We are proving time and again that improved quality leads to a real bottom line benefit, which will in turn create long-term prosperity for Cornwall and the Scillies.”

For further Information
Marc Bishop
Marketing Manager
St Austell Brewery
Tel: 01726 74444

Deborah Clark
Public Relations on behalf of St Austell Brewery
Tel: 01872 276276


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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
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Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
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