We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for a Training Excellence award in this year’s Sentinel Business Awards.

We pride ourselves on training our staff and upskilling, rather than outsourcing and it’s earned us this much coveted shortlisting.

The winners will be revealed at a grand event on Thursday 28 March at the King’s Hall in Stoke. We’re taking a table and can’t wait to celebrate with the other amazing businesses of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire at the black-tie event.

The Sentinel describes the awards as: The highlight of the regional business calendar, this competition rewards the very best, the most successful and the most innovative firms from across our patch and acknowledges the cream of local businesspeople and entrepreneurs.

We have six core values which we promote to the staff that together embody what Parogon stands for as a brand and as a company. One of them is ‘Develop’ and how we define that in a nutshell. We have case studies showcasing where individuals have joined us as a kitchen porter and risen to head chef over a period of four years for instance. On the job training is clearly a huge part of driving success at some levels of employment and our shadowing scheme for new members of staff works really well in settling them in after induction, but we have many avenues of training to employ.

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