Verner Wheelock training is delight for Turkish company

Skipton-based food industry training company, Verner Wheelock, regularly provides in-house training to well-known food manufacturers throughout the UK. This July, however, they also ventured overseas, to deliver Level 3 Food Safety & Hygiene training to ENKA at their headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.

VWA trianer NIgel Robertshaw with ENKA staff
VWA trainer Nigel Robertshaw (centre left) with ENKA staff

ENKA is a global engineering and construction company – the largest construction company in Turkey. Not necessarily an industry which you might associate with food. The training was in fact required because ENKA operates canteens during their projects which generate high volumes of food production. They are audited on food safety and needed certification to improve their audit quality. Cemil Aytimur, ENKA’s HSE Lead Engineer, contacted Verner Wheelock after researching them on the internet.

ENKA plans further training

Verner Wheelock trainer, Nigel Robertshaw, who is from Ripon, flew out to deliver the course earlier this month. The feedback was extremely positive. Cemil said, “The course was excellent and Nigel was very helpful and experienced. Thanks for everything.” ENKA has plans for further training with Verner Wheelock in the near future.

This is not the first time Verner Wheelock has provided training to companies in other countries. They have also delivered training to HJ Heinz in the Netherlands, and remotely to Pladis in Turkey via online meeting software.

Alison Wheelock

Managing Director, Alison Wheelock, said, “Distance really is no barrier to training nowadays. Technology can provide increased accessibility, but there is still a high demand for face-to-face training.  Many of our clients have sites in different countries, so it makes sense to be able to cater for their requirements.”

“As a training company we do seem to have an international appeal. For the past twelve years, delegates from all over the world have visited Skipton to attend our specialist Creating Thermal Process Flavours course.”

Verner Wheelock celebrates 30 years in business next year. Their delegates have won the Royal Society for Public Health’s top student awards for Food Safety and HACCP several times.

The company’s training centre is in the grounds of the picturesque Broughton Hall Estate.

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