The Company, which is the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of redeployable CCTV, body worn cameras and electronic site security systems, has enjoyed a period of sustained growth over the last 4 years, doubling both turnover and employee numbers between 2016 and 2019.
The awards follow on from the Company’s recent accolades in being named one of Greater Manchester's 50 Fastest Growing Companies and one of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2019.
Speaking on being named the Skills, Education and Training Employer of the Year, Senior HR Business Partner, Dianne Atkins, said:
“WCCTV believes passionately in growing from within, upskilling junior employees so they can become our future managers and leaders, as well as supporting our mid and senior level managers via company supported professional qualifications. Currently over 10% of our global workforce are apprentices, learning new skills in a practical environment while making vital contributions to the Business.”
“We’re particularly proud of our track record in providing career opportunities to young people across the Borough. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with local schools, colleges and universities for several years to provide industrial placements and traineeships. That over 50% of our placement students take up full-time positions with the Company following graduation, with over 30% of these moving into management positions, is something we are extremely proud of.”
Now in their 9th year, the Rochdale Business Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses and business people within Rochdale Borough, brought together in Rochdale's Grade 1 listed Town Hall.
Speaking on the award wins, WCCTV's CEO David Gilbertson said:
“As a proud member of the Rochdale business community, we are delighted to have been recognised by our peers with this remarkable double award win.”
“It is great recognition for all of the team at WCCTV, who work tirelessly to ensure that we not only continue to grow but do so in a sustainable way that focuses on our core values of customer-first, innovation and quality.”