With the BBC's Apprentice programme currently the topic of most conversations, it was great timing for KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) to sponsor the City Business event at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium, where the guest speaker was former 'Apprentice', Chris Bates.
While Chris Bates did win the crown from Lord Alan Sugar, he came a very close runner up and is quoted as saying "Business is ultimately about getting the basics spot on. If you get the simple things right, you will succeed."
These words sit very well with the KMF business philosophy, in that through its investment in apprentice training, it is ensuring that the basic building blocks of its business are in place for years to come.
"Everyone within KMF appreciates the value that we place on apprentice training," said Gareth Higgins, Managing Director, KMF (Precision Sheet Metal).
"Our ongoing sponsorship of the City Business event and its recent links to The Apprentice enables KMF to spread its message about the value of apprenticeships to a wider audience."
KMF has undertaken all apprentice training in-house for the past four years and recently opened a state-of-the-art training centre.
The company is rewarded for its investment by the fact that the current crop of students has far exceeded expectations in recent exams. Anyone interested in an apprenticeship at KMF can contact Training Centre Manager, Jenny Conlon, in writing.