Champion Timber promotes excellence in staff leadership

- Employees awarded nationally recognised management qualifications
By: Champion Timber
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New Malden - Surrey - England


NEW MALDEN, England - March 4, 2015 - PRLog -- Leading independent timber specialist Champion Timber that has its headquarters in New Malden with nine branches across the South-East is proud to announce that six of its staff have completed the prestigious Level 3 Leadership & Management certificate from the ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) as part of its on-going training and development programme for its 195 strong workforce.  The training was completed in conjunction with accredited learning centre Tourism South East and the course was specifically tailored to meet Champion’s business working practices.

The staff that have achieved the ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management qualification include Francis Blewit, Dan Heath, Ian Ridland, Max Russell, Kevin Simper and Jonothan Thrumble.  Personnel were selected after a 2 day assessment that identified how training could help future development of individuals from a variety of roles such as desk sales staff and supervisors.  Core elements of the course that required both self-study and written assignments included; core management skills, team leadership, change & innovation, managing people & relationships and leadership.

Managing Director Philip Champion commented, “Our aim is to be a great place to work where staff feel both valued and motivated and this is reflected in our proactive approach to training because this results in our customers receiving a friendly, efficient and reliable service.”

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About Champion Timber:

Established in 1929 and employing over 195 staff, Champion Timber is the region’s leading independent timber specialist with 9 branches across the South East including New Malden, Edenbridge, Bromley, Guildford, Chessington, Claygate, Sutton and Wimbledon.  The company sources and machines its own timber and has over 80 years’ experience of supplying goods direct to the trade. By doing this, Champion controls the quality and continuity of supply and offers the best quality at competitive prices.  The timber merchant carries vast stocks and a comprehensive range of wood-based products such as timber decking, fencing, sheet materials, insulation, flooring, doors and timber buildings. The company also stocks a wide selection of timber related products such as power tools, ironmongery, adhesives, paint, and much more.

Champion takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and is careful to verify that its sources meet the highest standards, using rigorous verification systems to monitor its supplies. Holding an Environmental Chain of Custody Certification for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), its suppliers are also independently audited for the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) of the Timber Trade Federation and Forests Forever.
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