A LIFT truck training centre in Swindon has relocated to bigger offices to boost its workforce and help more customers.

Key Performance Training is moving to larger premises in Kembrey Park.

The family business is the only lift truck training centre in the town, providing forklift training to men and women looking for work or who want to expand their skillset, and offers training in first aid and health and safety as well as courses for fire marshals and wardens.

David Gearon runs the centre. He said: “We were outgrowing our previous training centre, so we decided to look for new premises at the end of 2021.

"We looked at a couple of properties, but our favourite was a unit in Kembrey Park. It’s a great location, with a larger office and more warehouse space.”

The Road Transport Industry Training Board-approved training centre helps businesses in the area maintain the licences, knowledge and skills which are needed for their continued development and success.

The training centre maintains links to all nearby recruitment agencies and helps connect them to trainees in completion of each course.

David added: “With a larger warehouse space, we’re now able to run more courses, which means we can reduce waiting times for customers and increase the number of people we can train.

"We hope to help more and more people develop their skills and unlock their careers. We are already working with some of our new neighbours as well, so we hope to become a friendly addition to the Kembrey Park family."

Along with the office move, the company has now added an additional truck, the Pivot Steer to complement training with their existing counterbalance and reach trucks.

David said: “With Swindon still showing high demand for skilled employees, there is a huge opportunity for people to either improve their existing skills or learn something new.

"With the investment by companies such as Amazon and B&Q, as well as the future businesses to come following Panattoni's purchase of the Honda site, there has never been a better time to invest in yourself or your business.”

The team prides itself on providing a helpful and approachable pathway to employment, talent and growth through regulated industrial sector training and certification.

The centre has plans to offer further services in the future, including finance options, to make its training courses even more accessible. Visit https://keyperformancetraining.co.uk