Rugby business set to recruit new staff and expand training opportunities - The Rugby Observer

Rugby business set to recruit new staff and expand training opportunities

A THRIVING Rugby business is set to recruit new staff and expand its training opportunities to fuel continued growth as it marks its 20th anniversary.

Since Sarah Parrin founded Solutions Services in a small office in Spring Street in 2004, the company has evolved into a leading commercial cleaning and facilities management company.

The business, now headquartered in offices and a warehouse at Glebe Farm Industrial Estate, has grown its customer base to 108 across Coventry and Warwickshire and employs 63 dedicated members of staff.

With plans to further increase its workforce and invest in employee development, Sarah has emphasised the importance of skill enhancement and career progression within her team.




She said: “We are proud of our 63 staff members and plan to expand by another 10 to meet the demands of our growing customer base.”

The business has been able to provide training for its team through the Warwickshire County Council Apprenticeship Levy Share Programme.


Payroll Administrator Sarah Peabody is now undertaking a multi-media marketing course, while Contract Manager Kate Hutt is pursuing an NVQ Level 5 in Operations Management.

And HR Manager Stacee Callaghan is embarking on her second apprenticeship, working towards an NVQ Level 3 in HR Management with Warwickshire Skills Hub providing further support with an Apprenticeship Progression payment of £1,000.

Sarah says investing in her employees is key to the company’s success.

She said: “The apprenticeships that Stacee, Sarah, and Kate are pursuing will bring valuable new skills to our business.

“Currently, we don’t have the funds for external marketing services, so having Sarah develop her marketing expertise is critical to our growth plans.

“We aim to grow by 20 per cent over the next year, and the Apprenticeship Levy Share Programme is instrumental for a business of our size.”

Adam Plumb, Account Manager for Rugby at the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub, praised Solutions Services as a cornerstone of the local economy.

He said: “SMEs are crucial to the growth of any local area, and Solutions Services has steadily expanded over the last 20 years to employ people from Rugby and the surrounding area.

“One of the biggest areas of concern that we hear from businesses is around skills and it is fantastic that Sarah places such an emphasis on upskilling her staff, which also leads to high staff retention because employees are happy working there and know they have career progression.”

Visit www.skillshub.warwickshire.gov.uk for more information about Warwickshire Skills Hub.

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