Corsham based SMARTech energy is an outstanding success story for the town and has had another incredible year, continually increasing its customer base and recruiting more staff and are delighted to support National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (#NAW2018).

The award-winning energy management and reduction specialist recognises that a key area of running your own business is to acknowledge its strengths and weaknesses and to identify where the business lacks skills. Retention of staff can be costly and to this end, MD of SMARTech energy, Stuart Pearce invests heavily in training and development of his staff; getting the right team in the right roles is essential to maintaining business growth.

Stuart Says “SMARTech energy insists on quality and excellence from staff at every level of the customer process and there is a great deal of individual attention given to developing members of staff and when skills gaps or development opportunities arise, these are quickly identified and progressed”.

Stuart continues “A good example is Energy Consultant, Sam Wright-Green who joined the company in 2016 as a Junior Energy Consultant”.

“Through training and development from more experienced members of the team, Sam’s role has evolved to reflect the company’s growth and direction. New company structures have been put in place and demands on workload and delivery have increased.  Sam has not only stepped upto the mark, but has sought where possible, to exceed expectations and is now studying for the Energy Managers Association and for the professional Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers and actively applies his knowledge to the benefit of the company.”

Stuart adds “Training and development raises knowledge levels to confidently make the right decisions for the benefit of not only the company, but the customer”.

Additionally, through training and mentoring from SMARTech energy’s Electrician Team Leader, SMARTech energy are set to employ a fifth apprentice electrician who is set to gain enhanced technical knowledge and a heightened understanding of the energy saving and environmental benefits of energy-saving technologies.

SMARTech energy is dedicated to ensuring that regular business requirements versus skills matching reviews are undertaken and through the Accountancy Apprenticeship scheme (AAT),  the company’s business support co-ordinator, Adam Valovec is due to complete stage 2 of this accreditation; further enhancing the support element of this role to the benefit of the company as a whole.

Stuart says “SMARTech energy will always strive to identify training and development methods and this investment in staff can be measured through the company’s (SMARTech energy’s) success”.