LBS Builders Merchants has held a graduation event for its female members of staff granted Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) awards.
This is the third year that the business has enrolled staff on Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation 2 career development programme, which is fully funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.?The initiative aims to help working women develop knowledge, confidence and skills for team leading or managerial roles.
Ray Laidlaw, Training Manager at LBS Builders Merchants, said: “I am extremely proud of our learners and how they have applied themselves to the career development programme. They have not only gained key leadership skills valued by us as an employer, but also developed their own confidence.
“As a business we aim to provide excellence in customer service through the commitment and knowledge of all our staff, and working with Chwarae Teg helps us to do that.
“While there isn’t a formal graduation this year, we have we created our own presentation to our learners to celebrate their achievements and give them the recognition they deserve.”
Margaret Edwards, Senior Delivery Partner at Chwarae Teg, said: “It’s been a pleasure working with LBS staff and fantastic to see them being congratulated on their achievements. As a business LBS demonstrates a clear commitment to ensuring female staff are able to prosper and become future leaders.
“We have a dedicated team at Chwarae Teg who provide expert coaching, mentoring and training designed to empower women to achieve their ambitions.”