Experience and enthusiasm are to prove a powerful combination for Nelson company Businesswise Solutions which has taken on two new members of staff.
Phil Tung brings to Businesswise Solutions over eight years of experience working in the communications industry, while teenage apprentice Ryan Nutter-Knight offers a true willing to learn.
Businesswise Solutions is a cost reduction and purchase management company which has recently hit the headlines as Pendle New Business of the Year.
Director Frazer Durris said: “We are expanding fast and we felt now was the right time to bolster the team. Phil has outstanding knowledge of the communications market, and for the last few years has trained hundreds of staff at Daisy Group plc, of which we are a platinum business partner.
“His training skills are to be used to further enhance the knowledge of existing staff as well in providing support for the on-going development of our business partner channel which is really starting to take flight now.”
Phil said: “Businesswise is proving to be a real business leader in our area and I am looking forward to helping the company train new staff and partners and, in doing so, expanding their markets further afield.”
Ryan, a former pupil at Pendle Vale High School, Nelson, was introduced to Businesswise by Nelson training provider TrainingStation.
The Nelson 19-year-old decided, after studying for a public services college course, that the academic route was no longer for him. He felt he was better suited to an apprenticeship, enabling him to earn while learning.
Ryan’s organisational skills have already been put to good use in the wiseenergy area of the business and he has already started getting to grips with databases and industry buzz words within weeks of his start date.
Frazer said: “Businesswise is committed to the development of enterprising young people who show a determination and drive to join the career path.
“Ryan showed real enthusiasm and we have been really impressed with his tenacity so far.
“Better still, TrainingStation comes into the office to provide his NVQ training, so there is no need for him to take time out and go to college a day a week.”
Ryan said: “The Businesswise team has been really welcoming and staff have taken a lot of time to explain processes and procedures to me in depth. I feel I have learned a lot already and am certain that an apprenticeship with the company has been a very good move.”