A state-of-the art £300,000 Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) has been officially opened by the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Councillor Mohammad Pervez at Building Adhesives Ltd in Trentham.
Councillor Pervez opened the Centre alongside the company’s managing director Peter Bell at a special launch event on March 11th.
The multi-use venue is available to a range of people in the construction industries including apprentices, installers, architects, specifiers, distributors, retailers and colleges.
Bell said the investment in the new facility was part of the company’s overall strategy as the market-leader to increase its training provision and help raise standards across the industry.
The purpose-built ITC delivers a significant upgrade on the firm’s current Training Academy and features a state-of-the-art demonstration auditorium, practical training bays and meeting rooms.
Dave Rowley, DUNLOP Training Manager, who has been leading training at the company for more than 20 years, added: “The Innovation and Technology Centre provides a significant enhancement of our training facilities and allows us to cater for a larger number of delegates than ever before.
“The large auditorium provides seats for 40 delegates, with a capacity for 100 delegates, and features high spec A/V and projection facilities and removable training bays for high impact practical demonstrations and theoretical presentations.
“We can also provide theoretical training and presentations in our state-of-the-art meeting room, while our practical training bays can be altered to provide realistic environments as the training course requires.”