Bells Food Group is one of Scotland's' best known food brands supplying pies, pastry, savoury baked products and cakes to leading retailers and food service customers from its base in Shotts, Lanarkshire.
Today, Bells Food Group manufactures 80 tonnes of pastry per week delivering pastry baked goods to every corner of the UK supplying both domestic and commercial customers. Managing Director and immediate Scottish Bakers Past President Ronnie Miles is only too aware of the need to invest in skills to secure future growth.
"It has been a tough year, for everyone, and we are going to be feeling the impacts of Covid on our economy for many years to come, so we have to build in business resilience where we can. We are committed to investing in skills in our business, for today and for the future. We have signed up around 30 candidates this year, who will be undertaking both SVQ 2: Production & Processing & SVQ 3: Food Manufacturing Excellence modules to develop their skills and understanding of our sector, so they can play their part in developing the Bells business. I wish them success and I know they will be in good hands", said Ronnie.
The training will be carried out by National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) who's Training and Quality Manager Scott Anderson said, "We have worked with Bells Food Group over many years and they remain committed to developing the skills of their workforce to support business growth and meeting customer needs on a daily basis. We are looking forward to working with the 30 candidates who have stepped up and to helping them realise their professional skills."
National Food and Drink Training (NFDT) was established in 2015 as a rebrand of Scottish Bakers training provision. This was a direct result of the strengthening of its portfolio to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications.
National Food & Drink Training
c/o Scottish Bakers
Unit 2, Halbeath Interchange Business Park
01383 661 555