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Parity Professionals selected as one of the founding members of the Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy

Posted: 24th March 2015

Through the Scotland Food & Drink Skills Academy, Scotland’s £10.4 billion food and drink manufacturing industry can now benefit from a single point of access to leading-edge workforce training, study and skill upgrades designed to boost productivity, profitability and innovation.

As a Champion Provider for the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Food & Drink, Parity Professionals has delivered Leadership and Management development solutions for some of the UK’s most prestigious Food and Drink Manufacturing companies including Associated British Foods (ABF), Premier Foods, Foyle Food, Moy Park, Dovecote Park and Baxters Food Group.

Parity Professionals has been doing business in Scotland for the last 25 years and is currently delivering Talent Sourcing Solutions to the public and private sector. Parity Professionals has recently combined its Talent Sourcing and Talent Development lines of business to bring a unique offer to the Scottish market, in particular, the Food and Drink sector.

Scotland is now becoming one of the world’s leading food and drink nations, boasting the country’s largest manufacturing sector employing over 43,000 employees.

Vivien Weldon, Head of Client Solutions at Parity Professionals said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy to further develop world-class leadership and management capacity and capability within the food and drink industry in Scotland.”

NSA CEO, Justine Fosh, said: “In a rapidly changing industry, astute leadership and smarter management are critical to every business in the search for ever-more productive, leaner and greener ways to operate. Parity Professionals’ track record in delivering real business improvement through leadership and management skills enhancement makes them an ideal leader of future Academy provision.”

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