Graham Brady, Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale West has visited one of the most successful businesses in his constituency as it completed a major recruitment drive.
The influential Conservative MP met staff and management of motorcycle insurance specialist Carole Nash as he toured the company’s headquarters. He also held a private meeting with Carole Nash’s Board during which the directors raised issues affecting the company, such as complex motorcycle licensing requirements.
During his 90 minute visit Mr. Brady, who is chairman of the Conservative backbenchers’ group, the 1922 Committee, also chatted with new Carole Nash recruit Rick Garlak (pictured with Mr. Brady, left, and Carole Nash chief executive, David Newman). Rick, 41, a keen biker from Middleton, is among 115 new starters who have joined the company in recent weeks to fill vacant call centre and management posts.
“We were delighted that Mr. Brady was able to find time in his busy diary to see Carole Nash in action and to discuss with the Board issues that impact our operations,” commented Carole Nash’s chief executive, David Newman. “He clearly already had good knowledge of a business which has grown profitably and created hundreds of jobs in Altrincham since he was elected, but there’s no substitute for first-hand experience.”
Mr. Brady commented: ‘I was really impressed when I visited Carole Nash, an important local employer which is thriving despite the difficult economic conditions. The company is not only providing jobs for local people but also ensuring that they have the training and skills they need for the future.’
Founded in a Timperley kitchen in 1985 Carole Nash has grown to become the UK’s favourite motorcycle insurance specialist and one of the country’s biggest brokers. It now employs over 350 staff at three sites in Altrincham and offices in Dublin.
Its new recruitment drive is being backed by a revised people development programme designed to further develop and retain new and existing talent. This will involve management development programmes for managers in all tiers of the business, regular colleague feedback forums and communication days. The company has also just embarked on a £120,000refurbishment of its Altrincham offices.