The LCTG is platform for local businesses to join forces and work together to up-skill our employees enabling us to thrive and grow as business’ overall providing better opportunities across the county and in our local communities. Together we hold a lot of power.
As a training group we intend to work with local businesses to up-skill and improve the overall delivery of construction activities and fundamentally assist our group members with the growth and success of their businesses. Our underlying core values are to work closely with our members in order for us to gain essential funding that we can then offer significantly discounted training and support. Our own experiences within the board allow us to understand the challenges that our members face, therefore we are sympathetic to your needs and can design our offering to suit members across the group.
We are a non-profit organisation simply driven by a group of individuals also striving to improve overall performance and bridge the skills gap we face in all aspects of construction.
We are passionate and focused on growth and sustainability in an uncertain marketplace, our mission is to raise the profile of all our local members so together we can enjoy the rewards of a happy and motivated workforce.
Having been involved within the industry since 1999, I forged my career around construction equipment, working for wold leaders in construction equipment manufacturing. Just over a decade ago I established Apex Plant, which has fast become a regional leader within construction equipment rental sector operating UK wide. We maintain a growing hire fleet in excess of over 2000 items from our Leicestershire base combined with our dedicated specialist transport division, we are as a business constantly evolving to meet the ever changing needs of construction.
I strongly believe in the development & education of individuals within our industry and this is a critical strength required in an ever evolving environment. SME’s are just as critical to our industry as the big corporations and it is imperative we continue to evolve and upskill our workforces to meet the demands within the construction sector as well as to attract new blood to the industry. I believe LCTG will become a strong force and formidable partner in Construction training four our local business’.
We know from experience that groups give the ability to combine their skills and learn from each other and our Group will attract funding to enable members to develop their people and encourage others to do the same. We will engage with trainers, recruiters, members as well as local & national governments and bodies to improve the construction industry in Leicestershire on your behalf
Having made the decision to become self employed in 2012, I set up True Roots Carpentry and Joinery (on my 21st birthday I hasten to add) with a flare for carpentry and a passionate determination to succeed. I began this journey, which as any business owner knows, can be a rollercoaster of a journey. Fast forward 7 years, a lot of lessons learnt – an awesome team of skilled craftsmen with the same passion – ‘to see the face of construction changed; through quality crafstmenship, backed up by great systems that support our site team and enable us to deliver high quaity projects on tight deadlines, without skipping the important elements required to be different!’
I don’t just push for heavy emphasis on being different for the sake of PR and outside eyes, but rather because it is part of me; my passion to change the view of tradesmen, as I believe that there is a huge stigma attached to the construction industry and people entering or working within this. I believe there are men and women out there that are awesome, that are striving for change in this great booming industry and I want to partner with them to help them to 1. access the grants and funding that is available to help grow there business and provide the support for training and upskilling their workforce that is needed and 2. join in a conversation on our industry in working out where we (as trades) are able to partner in bringing about a change that will inadvertanetly bring change to the industry!
I am excited to see what our group can achieve for each of it’s members over the coming months and years to come!
Group Training Officer