Investment in training will fuel growth

Feb 20, 2008

Ballymoney company, Glover Site Investigations, is investing over £450,000 in training as part of an ambitious plan for further growth, supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

Glover Site Investigations is one of the top three site investigation companies in Ireland. It services the civil engineering, mining, environmental and water industries. Its clients include a number of blue chip companies.

The decision to make a major investment in training came after Invest NI helped the company to review its performance against similar businesses globally through a business health check.

The findings helped Glover Site Investigations to identify areas for improvement, and develop an action plan which focuses on the delivery of a targeted training programme for all staff.  Invest NI has offered £150,000 of assistance to support the company’s training and growth objectives.

Mr Philip Rainey, Glover’s Chief Executive Officer, says: “We have always appreciated the value of investing in training and achieving quality standards as our people and their skills are our most valuable asset. The comprehensive training programme we are now embarking on with Invest NI’s support, covers management development, NVQ qualifications, IT, administration and technical development. It will ensure that we are prepared at every level within the business to pursue further growth.”

Glover Site Investigations’ turnover has grown year on and year and now exceeds £10 million. As well as its headquarters in Balnamore, Ballymoney, it has depots in Dublin and Cork and it recently purchased an independent site investigation firm in Great Britain.

Des Gartland, Manager of Invest NI’s north-eastern regional office says: “Glover Site Investigations has an excellent reputation for its high quality knowledge-based tradable services. This investment will strengthen its management capability and workforce skills, helping the firm to stay ahead in a fast changing business environment. This training project, combined with strong local university partnerships, puts it in a very strong position for penetrating new markets.”

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