Craig: General Manager, Newton Abbot – UK Healthcare
Berendsen invested heavily in my future development
After having served 14 years in the Royal Navy, I started my career at Berendsen in 2007 as a trainee Transport Manager at our Leicester healthcare facility. During this time Berendsen invested heavily in my future development and in my first year with the company I passed my Class C and C+E Large Goods vehicle licenses, gaining a promotion to Transport Manager at the end of 2008.
In 2009 I passed my Transport Manager's Certificate of Professional competency, funded by Berendsen, which gave me the legal knowledge and expertise to carry out the role. With the support of the Senior Management Team at the site I was then selected for the company's' National Management Development Programme in 2010.
Using the skills gained from this course and the practical experience gained as a Transport Manager I was then promoted to General Manager at our Newton Abbot healthcare site in September 2010. The skills I have learned and continue to learn are enabling me to empower and to develop the senior management team I lead at the site and I find this part of my responsibilities to be extremely rewarding.