The partnership means Excellence as Standard members will be able to benefit from Pro-Fitter training status.
Katie Leese, Programme Manager of Excellence as Standard, commented: “Excellence as Standard sets a benchmark for excellence across the window and door industry. Training and development in the form of the EAS Academy is a core element of the programme so Pro-Fitter will be a valuable partner for us and our members.”
From day-to-day business operations through to product manufacturing, processes and installations, Excellence as Standard is a culture that permeates every level of a business. From the moment a member signs up, they receive continuous guidance and support to help them excel in every area of their business operations.
Aside from the training element in the form of the EAS Academy, the support includes: access to the quality products under the Epwin Windows Systems’ brands, bespoke training to give additional expertise when required, comprehensive marketing support to add extra weight to marketing activities and a dedicated team to provide tailored support as needed.
The programme gives homeowners peace of mind that all aspects of their project will be delivered to the highest quality industry standard and thus gives members a clear competitive advantage.
Pro-Fitter is a fully GQA-accredited and recognised training centre. It provides hands-on and classroom-based training in a variety of products, including removal, replacement and finishing touches. On completion of a Pro-Fitter training course, an individual installer will be listed in both the Pro-Fitter and GQA directories and given a GQA certificate and a photo ID card for identification. Pro-Fitter status gives a competitive advantage because installers will be able to prove their expertise more easily.
The growing skills gap is an increasing concern for the industry. Initiatives and centres such as Excellence as Standard and Pro-Fitter are essential if we are to address it. And by partnering in this way, it is easier than ever for installers to take control of the situation in their business and give themselves a competitive advantage in the process.