Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is celebrating an award for its support for education and training from Leicester College.
The award to Benson Group was made in recognition of the outstanding contribution that the company has made to Leicester College. The presentation of the certificate was made to representatives from Benson Group during the Leicester College Awards to Industry 2013 breakfast event, which took place earlier this month.
Commenting on the award, Beena Pattni, Business Delivery Manager at Leicester College, said: “We are extremely proud of our links with local employers such as Benson Group. Our aim is to educate and train people who will form the backbone of the national and local workforce. Benson Group as a business provides essential support for education and training, consistently offering employment to young people and training opportunities.”
Louise Webster, Human Resources Advisor for Benson Group, said: “We were thrilled and delighted to be recognised as a contributor to the excellent work that is undertaken at Leicester College. In our opinion, a college helps to complete a rounded education for any apprenticeship role. Whilst we can provide the key on-the-job training, it is just as important to have a quality off-site learning environment to provide the additional information and understanding needed by trainees.
“Apprenticeships are important for our own needs at Benson Group, but we also consider the creation of skilled operators to be good for the packaging industry as a whole, and important for our customers, who will still need packaging experts for many years to come.”
About Benson Group
Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for both the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers.
The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Benson Group continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food product manufacturers are the main customers at Bardon and for the company’s two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets. In recent years, investment in new plant and equipment across the four sites totals in excess of £22 million. The group employs in excess of 900 personnel across all four production sites.
Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the Group include Two Sisters Food Group, Reckitt Benkiser, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains. Food and healthcare packaging is exported to customers in countries throughout Europe.
For further information on the Benson Group visit the www.bensongroup.co.uk web site.