Fishers Services Ltd have chosen TyneMet College to provide training for many of their existing workforce. So far, a total of 38 Fishers’ employees are signed up for tailored training schemes at the College.

Fishers Services Ltd are a specialist laundry company that offer professional services such as laundering and ironing and are the foremost supplier of linen rental, chef whites and garment services to the hospitality industry in the North East.

Mark Ferguson, Transport Manager at Fishers has been working with Mandy Greener, Business Development Consultant at TyneMet College to identify courses best suited to up-skilling the current workforce.

It was agreed that, 23 drivers would be enrolled on to the Level 2 Logistic Operative course and two drivers would also undertake the Level 2 Team Leader course.

Three office staff are enrolled on the Level 2 Customer Service course and another is undertaking a Level 2 in Business Administration.

Five members of staff working on the Laundry Floor are enrolled on the Level 2 Team Leader course and other staff will be enrolled on to a variety of courses shortly.

Mandy Greener, Business Development Consultant at TyneMet College said:

“Mark and I have been working together to make sure that his staff get qualifications that will support then in their current roles. It has been a pleasure to put this learning and development plan in to place and all of the staff involved have been eager to get started and earn their qualifications.

“Forward thinking organisations like Fishers who invest in their staff will undoubtedly see a fantastic return from their workforce.

“At TyneMet we are constantly working with industry specialists to develop new courses designed to up-skill and advance both employees and employers across the North East. We are determined to be able to respond efficiently to the needs of local and national employers ensuring a positive impact on business performance and return on investment.”

Mark Ferguson, Transport Manager, Fishers Services Ltd, said:

“The development of our personnel is essential to the sustainability of our business and Mandy has been instrumental in ensuring that we enrol the drivers in a programme which will encourage individual and group learning”

If you would like more information regarding tailored training for your business or would like to know more about TyneMet’s apprenticeship programmes, call and speak to a Business Development Consultant on 0191 229 5179 or email