Training creates “more time” for pig unit manager

Time invested in training can result in more time being freed up in the future says pig unit manager, Sean King, who recently completed AHDB’s professional manager development scheme (PMDS).

“I was guilty of getting stuck with stock tasks rather than observing and monitoring others performance, therefore not allowing them to progress and also causing myself undue stress and workload issues,” said Mr King, who runs a substantial outdoor pig enterprise in Nottinghamshire for LKL Farming.

“I now make time to develop individuals within the business by training, delegating and monitoring.  I prioritise and plan more which ensures time at work is productive and therefore increases my family time”.

Developed by AHDB and delivered by Cedar Associates, PMDS is just about be launched into its second round, providing training for managers from all agricultural and horticultural sectors.

“The impact of bringing people together from across the sectors to discuss common issues has been amazing,” said AHDB skills development manager, Tess Howe. “The last group achieved savings of more than £250,000, by improving management skills. This shows how beneficial this kind of training can be.”

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