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South West-based Key Performance Training is re-locating its offices to bigger premises in Swindon, a move that will provide a welcome boost to the local workforce.

The family business is the only fork lift truck training centre in Swindon, providing forklift training to men and women looking for work or who want to expand their skill set. In addition, the company offers training in first aid, health and safety, and courses for fire marshals and wardens.

David Gearon, who runs the training centre, said: "We were outgrowing our previous training centre, so we decided to look for new premises at the end of 2021. We looked at a couple of properties, but our favourite was a unit in Kembrey Park. It’s a great location, with a larger office and more warehouse space."

The RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) Approved Training Centre helps businesses in the area maintain licences, knowledge and skills that are needed for their continued development and success. It prides itself on providing a helpful and approachable pathway to employment, talent and growth through regulated industrial sector training and certification.

The training centre maintains links to all local recruitment agencies and helps connect them to trainees in completion of each course.

"With a larger warehouse space, we're now able to run more courses, which means we can reduce waiting times for customers and increase the number of people we can train. We hope to help more and more people develop their skills and unlock their careers. We are already working with some of our new neighbours as well, so we hope to become a friendly addition to the Kembrey Park family," said David.

Along with the office move, the company has now added an additional truck, the Pivot Steer (or Bendi as it is sometimes known) to complement training with their existing counterbalance and reach trucks.

David said: "With Swindon still showing high demand for skilled employees, there is a huge opportunity for people to either improve their existing skills or learn something new. With the investment by companies such as Amazon and B&Q, as well as the future businesses to come following Panattoni's purchase of the Honda site, there has never been a better time to invest in yourself or your business."

In addition, the company has plans to offer further services in the future, including finance options, to make its training courses even more accessible.

*Image shows the team at Key Performance Training and was taken by Neil Moore of Moore Photographics.

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