PRLog - Oct. 12, 2012 - BIRMINGHAM, U.K. -- Brammer has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement, demonstrating its commitment to supporting training and development for the UK manufacturing sector and, in particular, skills development among young people in the UK.
p3 - World Skills (3).jpg2
The Skills Show is the largest skills and careers event in the UK, celebrating the best in apprenticeships, employer training and further education that the UK has to offer. The exhibition highlights the vital importance of skills to economic growth, and will include a range of competitions, ‘Have a Go’ activities, spotlight features, careers advice and a conference and seminar programme. The event takes place this year at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from 15-17 November.
Brammer will be attending the exhibition with its innovative Mobile Centre of Excellence, which will showcase the company’s unique product and service offering to visitors. Containing interactive demonstration rigs, the Mobile Centre of Excellence enables Brammer to highlight technological innovation and specialist expertise in a number of key product application areas.
Kevin Lacey, Marketing and Growth Director at Brammer, commented: “Knowledge, skills and expertise are vital to economic growth in the UK and key to achieving this is the promotion of manufacturing as a rewarding career path. The Skills Show is an important event for showcasing the very best the country has to offer in terms of apprenticeships, employer training and further education, which is why we are backing it through sponsorship.
“We are committed to improving the vocational skills of younger people through practical learning, in order to teach the valuable skills that they can use in real working environments. Investing in skills growth now will ensure we are laying the foundations for success in UK manufacturing for years to come, helping to keep the UK economy competitive in increasingly challenging global markets.”
The show is free to attend but those attending must register beforehand at http://worldskillsuk.apprenticeships.org.uk/
World Skills UK – The Skills Show is an initiative supported by the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service.
For further information on Brammer call 08447 36 36 65 or visit www.brammeruk.com.
Notes to Editors:
Brammer UK is part of Europe’s leading distributor of industrial, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, with an extensive product range covering bearings, mechanical power transmission products (including gearboxes and motors), pneumatics, hydraulics, seals and industrial automation. The company is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading brands including SKF, NSK, Renold, Parker, Siemens, Flender, SMC, Norgren, Festo, Rocol, 3M, Loctite and Schaeffler UK.
Following its strategic acquisition by Brammer plc in September 2011, industrial tools, maintenance and health & safety product distributor Buck & Hickman now operates as part of Brammer UK, with the combined business being the exclusive UK distributor of the acclaimed Roebuck brand of tools.
Altogether in excess of 3.5 million individual products are available via a nationwide network of more than 100 Brammer and Buck & Hickman locations.
By combining technical expertise with excellence in supply chain logistics, purchasing and the management of third-party providers, Brammer has a proven track record of saving its customers money within three critical business areas: reducing total acquisition costs, improving overall production efficiency, and reducing working capital. Since 2007, operational cost savings exceeding £100 million have been achieved for Brammer customers in the UK.
For more information or hi-res digital images please contact:
Luke Bull or James Montgomery at Wyatt International on:
Tel: 0121 454 8181