As our strapline states – we strive for ‘excellence in food industry training’, and last month saw proof of that commitment. Verner Wheelock delegate, Craig Darby of Samworth Brothers, achieved the highest marks in the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)’s Level 4 Food Safety & Hygiene examination and was awarded the RSPH Hygeia Award for Food Safety from broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky at a recent ceremony in London.
Award was ‘unexpected’
Craig attended the 5-day advanced level food safety course in January, at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire. He said, “I’m very proud to have won this award – although it was completely unexpected! I thoroughly enjoyed the course itself. There was a large and varied subject matter to cover, but the trainers at Verner Wheelock were very engaging throughout.”
He added, “I’ve completed several courses at Verner Wheelock now. The staff are always friendly and the tutors definitely know their stuff. The training facility at Broughton Hall is also a really pleasant environment to work in.”
A history of award-winners
Craig joins a long line of Verner Wheelock delegates who have been RSPH prize winners. Last year Lynn-Anne Allinson of Symingtons picked up the Food Safety Award. The previous year Verner Wheelock delegates were awarded the RSPH prizes for both Food Safety and HACCP. In fact, in the past 5 years, the company has trained 7 out of the 10 prize winners.
We believe that the reason our delegates achieve such good exam results is the fact that our courses encourage interaction and discussion. In addition, all our course trainers have considerable hands-on food industry experience, so are able to provide relevant real-life examples to illustrate key points.