Driving staff development and boosting business

17th July 2019

A business which has implemented and benefited from new modern working practices has been awarded for its progress.

Neath Coachbuilders has been presented with the FairPlay Employer ‘Achieving’ Award, by Chwarae Teg in recognition of its continued commitment to diversity, gender equality and supporting its staff.

The company, which produces high quality, bespoke commercial vehicle bodies, has been working with Chwarae Teg which runs the Agile Nation2 business programme – fully funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government.

The programme provides specialist support around recruitment and working practices, staff retention and equality and diversity. Beginning with a Business Culture Survey©, the scheme then includes the development and implementation of a tailored 12 month action plan.

We have a lot of pride in our business and we know our staff are our best asset. This programme gave us the knowledge and tools to be able to maximise the potential of our staff, and where necessary get more of the right people to join our fantastic team. We particularly implemented changes in our recruitment strategy and ways to develop and support the progression of staff.

Working with Chwarae Teg throughout this free programme has given us access to invaluable training and consultancy support and meant we can reap the rewards of a workforce which knows it is valued.

Gabby Cirillo
Production Manager, Neath Coachbuilders

Neath Coachbuilders have shown a high level of commitment to the programme from the outset and been a pleasure to work with. Embracing modern working practices is positive for everyone and can support business goals relating to talent management, becoming an employer of choice and increasing employee engagement. Business which embed a culture of inclusion and equality at all levels get real results in areas such as increased output and lower sickness rates.

Rhodri Packman
Business Partner, Chwarae Teg

At Chwarae Teg we work with private, public and voluntary sector clients across a wide range of industries. We concentrate on what organisations need the most, whether it is to improvements to flexible working, communication, working relationships, recruitment and more. Ultimately this is all fully funded and can deliver improved performance, reputation and an increased client base and output for clients.