Mechanics Boosted By Culture & Training Changes


Svella Asset Services’ investment in people, training, equipment and a changing culture is attracting skilled people to the business.

Mechanics Shaun Spate and Craig Bates left nmcn 11 months ago, after joining the company as apprentices, but have been so impressed with how Svella Asset Services is improving the business and driving cultural change, that they have returned to the Huthwaite centre.

Mark Roystone, head of fleet and maintenance at Svella Asset Services, said: “We are very pleased to see them return.

“The investment we are making and the training we envisage are big things for them – it is very much a team culture across both workshops and they are already feeling the benefit of our investment driving job efficiencies forward.

“Workshop foreman Mick Donaghy was instrumental in their upbringing as apprentice transport engineers and Mick updated them with developments in the company.

“Shaun and Craig can see how things are progressing under Svella. Shaun has already attended an O licence awareness course, whereas there was no training available previously.”

Mark said the mechanics’ return was a big vote of confidence in the business plans.

He added: “They can see the time and resources we are investing in people, which contrasts with what is happening in the outside world. And they have made a big impact on us too, opening up scope for us to do more preventative activities, more diverse services and improved volumes for our customers including Svella Connect.”