Cooke Brothers News

Sep 01, 2009

Training Investment succeeds at Cooke Brothers

One of the UK's leading hinge manufacturers, Cooke Brothers has continued its training successes by being awarded Investors in People for a further 3 years.

Managing Director Philip Cooke stated "We were the first company in the Borough of Walsall to achieve this standard back in 1993, showing our leading commitment to developing our staff to meet the needs of our customers".

The Investors' assessor Pauline Price was impressed with the teamwork within the company, as well as the flexibility of employees to undertake a wide range of tasks.

"Multi skilling is core to our success' points out Production Manager Neil Stokes, particularly in today's marketplace where customers' require products on short lead times and need to be confident their supplier's costs are under control and the prices are competitive".

In 2008 two key managers within the Sales team, Phil Dicken and Karen Nelson added GAI registered diploma status to their capabilities. "Our customers come to us for advice to solve their hinging requirements' stated Dicken, 'With Sales and Product Development staff GAI qualified it adds to their confidence in selecting us as their preferred supplier".