Posted 13th May

Omega Plc welcomes Prue Leith to training academy opening

By KBBDaily on 13th May 2019 - 13:32pm
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Kitchen manufacturer Omega Plc recently welcomed chef and The Great British Bake Off host Prue Leith – who was a non-executive director of the company when it listed on the London Stock Exchange – to the opening of its new national training academy at its Yorkshire headquarters.

According to Omega, the new academy will host internal training for colleagues as well as training for external business partners and customers, including bespoke courses on kitchen planning and design, product knowledge, marketing, sales and customer service skills. It will also hold training sessions for local schools and colleges to assist with recruitment.

“We are committed to providing first class support to all our retailers and merchants and this is a very hands-on and engaging way of doing it,” said Omega Plc retail sales and marketing director Andrew North. “All our customers, new and old, will benefit massively from our academy.

“Our training facility will help Omega to engage with its customers and build loyalty to drive sales. It will increase productivity and deliver consistently high-quality approach to training whilst making factory and showroom visits more efficient, engaging and interactive,” he added.

Omega Plc chairman Sir Bob Murray said: “We have created an exceptional facility on site with a tailor-made curriculum designed around the UK kitchen market to specifically support our consumers, which will provide specialist and unique training programmes to drive business.

“We were delighted that Prue Leith agreed to open the Omega Academy. Prue still takes a close interest in the company and comes back to visit us when she can. She was very impressed with the academy and what we are aiming to achieve.”

Pictured: Omega Plc retail sales and marketing director Andrew North with chef and The Great British Bake Off host Prue Leith

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