Developing Talent is Key to Business Growth

Route One Highways develop its administration team staff into Operational and Commercial roles as a strategic part of the company’s growth and expansion into the highways and rail maintenance markets.

Danielle Shaw, who is currently studying the last unit of the NEBOSH National Diploma in occupational health and safety, started in administration and accounts and has been mentored in-house by Health, Safety and Environment Manager Dennis Ainge.

Danielle is now working as the company’s QUENSH (Quality Environment Safety and Health) coordinator and has already been instrumental in the introduction and promotion of various health and safety procedures, including the use of mobile emergency aid stations, which include a specialist burns kit.

Toni Clarke, who also started in the administration department, has progressed to the commercial team and is studying part-time towards an HNC in Civil Engineering. The course has a bias towards estimating and quantity surveying to allow Toni to take a more active and independent role within the commercial team.

Gary Credland, Director at Route One says:

“It is important to us that we harness our in-house talent and help our staff maximise their full potential. Embracing this approach is key to our business growth and succession planning. Both Danielle and Toni are keen to learn and grow with us – they will be great assets to our business for years to come.”