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New Graduates Strengthen Showsec Management Team

THE DEVELOPMENT of Showsec’s management team has taken more significant steps forward in an ongoing commitment to achieving the highest degree of excellence.

Four of the Company’s Operations Executives have been awarded a Foundation Degree in Applied Professional Studies in Crowd Management, while the training of five managers will put them in a much stronger position to strengthen that infrastructure in the future.

Glen Stevenson, Simon Howard and Carlos Campbell donned gowns and mortarboards for a graduation ceremony which took place at the Derby Arena recently.

A fourth Operations Executive, Mark Norbury, has also received the Foundation Degree which represents another momentous landmark on their career journeys.

That development pathway is about to be enhanced by training being undertaken by a group of managers who will then be able to teach aspects of the Foundation Degree.

“Our partnership with the University of Derby’s Business Centre means that we are constantly looking at ways to remain at the forefront of management training in the industry,” commented Keith Hackett, Showsec’s Learning and Development Manager.

“The operational team has been further strengthened by the latest graduates acquiring a Foundation Degree and they are to be commended for their dedication and professionalism in combining those studies with an extremely busy workload.

“This Level 5 qualification means they are ready now to move on to greater things, making them potential candidates for the Area Manager’s programme in the future.”

Showsec work closely with the University of Derby’s Business Centre to create a Training and Development programme which gives individuals the best-possible career pathway.

Graduation 2 . . .

That has involved five managers taking a teacher training course recently; Alan Wallace, Joe Milner, Ieuan Fury and Tom Bailey, who all received a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Applied Professional Studies in Crowd Management earlier this year, being joined by HR Manager Michelle Abdale.

“It is hugely beneficial to the progression of the business to be able to offer a quicker pathway to different levels of managerial qualifications and one way in which we can refine this programme is by doing a high proportion of the training in-house,” added Hackett.

“Once these five managers have completed this teacher training, they will be in a position to offer that support for Years 1 and 2 of the Foundation Degree.”

Hackett and Showsec’s Managing Director Mark Harding attended the graduation ceremony at Derby Arena to see the Operations Executives receive their Degrees.

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