Coveris Rigid UK Ltd scoops people development award

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Coveris Rigid UK Ltd, which specialising in high performance packaging, has been recognised at the CIPD North East’s annual awards. The global company, which has bases at Chester-le-Street and Stanley, claimed the prize for Excellence in People Development.

With more than 10,000 global employees and 60 facilities, its Chester-Le-Street site has been transformed in recent years through its People Strategy. Focusing on ‘growing and retaining its own talent’, the solution was to introduce Apprenticeship programmes across the business. The impact of the People Strategy programme has been a very positive experience for the business and less than a year in, it is already seeing a return on its investment.

Kerry Hardy, Head of HR UK, said: “We were delighted and very proud to win this externally recognised prestigious award. Growing and retaining our own talent is a key part of our medium to long term UK People Strategy. This achievement highlights the success of the programme and the excellent work by our leaders, trainers and partners. On behalf of Coveris Rigid UK I would personally like to thank all involved in the day to day training that is critical to the success of this programme.”