Following on from news earlier this summer that former HGV driver, Paul Warrener, was joining the training team, we can now announce that he passed his Association Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) with flying colours.


Not one to hang around, after gaining his AITT on the Friday he was then hosting his first ever training course on the Monday, taking two candidates through a four-day Novice Forklift Counterbalance course.


“Paul is already proving that he’s a fantastic asset to the training team and has definitely hit the ground running,” said Richard Stentiford, Head of Division at Backline Training.


“Driver training can be incredibly intense and mentally tiring, but Paul has thrown himself into his new role and we’re impressed with his dedication to the team in such a short period of time.


It’s a very different experience than being out on the road in an HGV, but he’s bringing the same levels of focus and reliability to the team that we’d expect from such an experienced driver,” added Richard.


Wendy Lau, a former financial advisor in Hong Kong has also joined the team as Training and Accounts Administrator, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.


Wendy will be responsible for maintaining efficiency within the team, ensuring that current and potential clients receive the high standards of service that they’d expect from Backline Logistics.


“We’re a very busy team and need to ensure that we stay on top of operations and logistics as we have so many training courses running simultaneously. Our clients are our number one focus, so it’s imperative that we deliver a first-class service at all times.


“We anticipate a high demand for driver training over the next two years, especially with the imminent deadline for updated CPC Driver training in accordance with Government law and compliance, so it’s important that we have a strong workforce ensuring the smooth running of the business,” said Richard.


CPC Driver training dates have already been added to the diary so we’re urging you to get these booked as early as possible to avoid disappointment.