Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has credited the quarter-of-a-million-pound investment in staff development as a significant reason behind its growing success.
During 2016, the Stockton-based company, which has 16 branches nationwide, including branches in the North East at Middlesbrough and Sunderland, invested £250,000 in training and developing its employees, carried out over 1,729 training days.
Staff attended numerous courses, covering topics such a product knowledge, sales excellence, customer service, personal development and leadership, new IT systems, continuous improvement, as well as skilled-based courses in areas such as HGV driver development, Health & Safety and Welding.
The company has a dedicated training and development team and of the training courses delivered, many were created in-house by Mobile Mini to ensure its employees’ knowledge and expertise remains second to none within its industry. At the same time the company also expanded its workforce from 393 to 424, with 13 of these new positions created in the North East.
HR director Louise Arnold said: “We recognise our staff are pivotal to the success and growth of the company, which is why we’re happy to invest not just money, but time, in helping each individual progress and reach their potential.”
Last year was an important 12 months for Mobile Mini, which reported record results for its UK business, with annual revenue hitting £59.8m.
Managing director Chris Morgan added: “We strongly believe that people make things happen and as a result of this, we ensure that all staff receive regular, high quality, training to allow them to reach their full potential.
“As well as this, part of our overall vision is to be the company of choice for employees, by recognising and rewarding talented employees at all levels at the Company, so we offer incentive schemes to all employees, including commission and bonus schemes, as well as many health and well-being schemes.”
• Pictured (above, left to right): HR director Louise Arnold with Hannah Waites, Tom Hugill-Horn and Cienna Singleton.