Square Box wins CDE training contract

Claire Colvin, Michelle Flynn, and Brendan McGurgan from CDE Global with Harry Harpur and Lorraine Campbell, from Square Box

CO ANTRIM-based training consultancy, Square Box, has secured a staff training contract with Co Tyrone firm CDE Global.

The company will design a tailored programme for the 'emerging leaders' of the wet processing equipment company, whose head office is in Cookstown.

It will see 15 employees will undertake an 18-month development programme where they will work on real life, business-related projects that are fully supported by CDE leadership.

Each delegate will be assigned a coach and an internal mentor and will work on developing skills that include leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management and presentation skills.

Square Box founder, Harry Harpur, said, “It is fantastic to see a global company invest and develop their talent internally and to see the programme incorporated into the daily running of the business makes us extremely proud.

“Our previous programmes with CDE were a huge success in terms of the benefits the company has seen, and it reinforces the importance of training that actually meets the needs of the team, as opposed to a tick-box exercise that in reality, very few benefit from."

Through the implementation of the emerging leaders programme, CDE envisages that as the business continues to grow across the world, there will be fully equipped individuals within the company who understand the company's culture and its values and will be able to step into leadership positions when required. It is hoped that recruitment costs and employee turnover will also be reduced for the company in the long-term.

Claire Colvin from CDE said, “When we were looking for a training provider, we didn't want an off-the-shelf, generic trainer – we wanted a bespoke training programme that would meet the specific needs of our team, a provider that was knowledgeable and flexible and someone who would challenge the group and move them outside of their comfort zone.

"Due to the success of previous work and their understanding of our culture, Square Box was the perfect fit and the Emerging Leaders programme is now something that is firmly embedded in the future of CDE's employee development. We look forward to seeing the development of our Emerging Leaders as part of the ongoing training with Square Box.”

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