Mercury gives careers a lift...
26th June 2012
Mercury taxis has been awarded for its commitment to People Development at an awards ceremony in the city.
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The family-owned business was given the prize by The Source Skills Academy, now in it's tenth year, after providing a series of NVQ programmes in management for its staff. Chris Grigg, Chief Executive of British Land, John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, and Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield Council were all in attendance to see the 23-year-old firm awarded the prize.
Mercury which employs around 40 members of staff to work in its head office in the Crookes area of the city, prides itself on its career development and has seen many members of staff progress within the company.
Ian Godbehere, Call Centre Manager at Mercury Taxis, said "We're absolutely delighted to win this award. The professional development side of the company is something which people aren't really aware of - and generally don't expect in a taxi firm - but it's something that we're extremely proud of. The professional qualifications achieved by our staff are brilliant, because not only do they help the individual person, but the skills they learn and develop on the course benefit us as a business."
Ann Cadman, Managing Director at The Source Skills Academy, said: "Since opening in 2003, we have developed relationships with key partners across the region which has enabled us to help thousands of people. Mercury has shown that it is truly committed to getting the best out of its staff, and allowing its staff to maximise their potential. The Source Skills Academy are the most sought-after and productive employees with the best career prospects, and these qualifications will take them even further in the future"