Shaun Hughes, managing director of Skelmersdale-based company, Cleanbake was delighted to welcome to local Member of Parliament, Rosie Cooper on a visit to the factory.
During the visit Shaun set out Cleanbake’s ambitious plans for the future with investment in staff and innovation at the heart of growing the company in the years ahead. Cleanbake has a bright future having put its past problems behind it.
The company’s biggest commitment for the future is the investment in its workforce, in particular the apprenticeship scheme. Currently the company has six apprentices working for them earning a wage substantially above the national minimum wage. During their apprenticeship the young workers are supported by the company in gaining qualifications at NVQ levels 1 and 2 in Warehouse and Production.
Cleanbake is company committed to support young people into work. At present it has 22 employees under-25 in a total workforce of 73.
West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper said:
I have worked with Cleanbake on a number of occasions over the last few years. I want to thank Shaun and his staff for taking the time to welcome me to the factory and for the tour of the site.
“It is hugely encouraging that at a time when there are limited employment opportunities for young people that companies like Cleanbake are committed to investing heavily in employing and training young people through their apprenticeship scheme. Shaun should be applauded for his work in this area.
“The company has some exciting plans for the future, which I am sure they will achieve. I wish Shaun and his team all the very best for what is a bright future for Cleanbake.
Managing Director, Shaun Hughes added:
“I want to thank Rosie for taking the time to come and visit us here at Cleanbake. It was an opportunity for the company to highlight our ambitions and aspirations for the company and its staff in the year ahead.
“It is because we have such a fantastic team here at Cleanbake that we have a solid foundation on which to keep pushing the company forward.”
During the visit Rosie was given a tour of the factory and a presentation on the innovative work the company is doing, such as reducing water usage through a filtering and recycling process. This process the company saves 15,000 cubic metres of water per year.