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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 18:39

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Published in Berwick Advertiser January 2012

100% Success to round off 2011

Six candidates undertaking the last Emergency First Aid Training course of the year all achieved passes, and completed a 100% examination pass rate for local trainers Marriner Business Support for the third year in a row.

The training course held at The Black and Gold at Shielfield Park was attended by employees from local businesses to learn basic life saving first aid and the requirements of workplace health and safety regulations in order to be nominated emergency first aiders. They have achieved a Health and Safety Executive approved qualification in First Aid and have demonstrated skills that can be used both within and outside their workplace.

Scott Eddington, who was recently appointed as Secretary to Magdalene Fields Golf Club said ‘we all enjoyed the day, which was a mix of theory and practical exercises. It was particularly useful to practice on a dummy of an overweight person, because that is the most likely heart attack victim so we have an idea what it might feel like, it is certainly much harder than the usual dummy’.

Rob Marriner, who lead the training said ‘I am really pleased that this group all passed, and am delighted all candidates passed the examinations again during 2011. We delivered some courses for the first time this year, and while it was challenging to put the training materials together, it has been satisfying to see candidates achieving success, and I would wish them all well for the future’.

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

The Photograph shows from left to right: Robert Burgon of LC Joinery, Kathleen Turnbull and Scott Eddington of Magdalene Fields Golf Club, Mark Hammill and Gordon Patterson of A Gilholme Joinery and Lee Moore of LC Joinery.

Published in Berwick Advertiser August 2011

Three Goals Achieved at Black and Gold

Lesley Rimmer received a third award this week when she received her Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work as a result of training provided locally by Marriner Business Support. This follows hard on the heels of LR Catering trading at the Black and Gold, achieving a Food Safety in Catering Award and being assessed as a Five Star business by the nationally recognised Scores on the Doors food safety rating scheme.

Lesley attended a one day First Aid Training Course at the Black and Gold, which was the first one organised by trainer Rob Marriner, and was pleased to find she had achieved the standard along with the other attendees from local businesses.

Lesley said “I enjoyed the training which was a good mix of practical exercises and theory and provided in a friendly and informal atmosphere. I now feel confident that I could deal with an emergency situation if necessary.” She went on to say “We are pleased with the way our business is developing at the Black and Gold, and have had a lot of successful wedding events at the venue. Achieving five stars and the qualifications can only help enhance the service we can offer and sustain our business during these difficult economic times”

Lesley Rimmer, Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

The Photograph shows Lesley Rimmer of LR Catering trading at The Black and Gold.

Doddington Dairy Supervisors rise to the top with Food Safety Awards

Doddington Dairy, local producers of quality ice cream and artisan cheeses, continued their proud tradition of improving food safety, with the qualification success of two of their Supervisors, Linda Lewis and Jonathon Wright. They achieved their Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing Examination, following delivery of training by Marriner Business Support, at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler. Both were delighted to pass the examination, and Jonathon was particularly pleased to achieve the highest available Merit Award.

Doddington Dairy is seen as an industry leader in ensuring staff are appropriately trained and ready to respond to the demands on a modern food production Company. The Dairy often achieves awards for the quality of their products, and recognises that food safety is a crucial element in meeting the needs of their customers, achievement of these awards confirms their leadership in the industry.

Neil Maxwell from Doddington commented following presentation of the awards “suitably trained and competent staff add value to our business and makes sure we can assure our customers that our products are in the best condition and safe whenever they receive them from us. Linda and Jonathon have done well to achieve these awards and are able to continue to supervise the high standards of cleanliness we require in our premises”.

Food Safety training, Doddington Dairy, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Level 3 Food Safety in Manufacturing

The Photograph shows Linda Lewis and Jonathon Wright.

Published in Berwick Advertiser June 2011

Pot-A-Doodle Do Crows with Success

Christine Whiteford and the staff at Pot-a-Doodle Do Outdoor Activity Centre, near Scremerston are celebrating double success for their Cafe Bistro and kitchen. Their award of a highly sought after five stars by the Scores on the Doors national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, follows hard on the heels of hygiene qualifications for two of the staff.

Both Deborah Fell and Joanne Nevins achieved Awards in Food Safety in Catering following training delivered at their premises by Marriner Business Support.

The Scores on the Doors Scheme is increasingly being seen as the place to check on the standards to be expected in catering business and the top score of five stars requires, legal compliance and a high level of confidence in management by enforcement officers.

Following notification of the rating and award of the qualifications to her staff Christine said “We take food safety very seriously at Pot-A-Doodle Do and are delighted that this has been recognised through a National Rating Scheme and the achievement of examination success. The Rating Scheme is designed to promote improved business standards through informed consumer choice and we hope this will attract more customers for all our attractions”.

Food Safety Training at Pot a Doodle Do, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Level 2 Food safety in Catering

The Photograph shows from left to right: Deborah Fell, Christine Whiteford and Joanne Nevins

Published in Berwick Advertiser May 2011

Five Stars and 100% Passes for the new Season

Candidates from a Restaurant on Hide Hill Berwick all achieved examination success following training delivered at their premises by Marriner Business Support. Fortes’ Restaurant received their awards for Food Safety in Catering, which complements their notification of a top Five Star Rating from the nationally endorsed ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme.

After receiving his certificate Proprietor Remo Forte said “We are in great shape for the new season, with all staff fully trained, and we will be proud to be able to display the top award of Five Stars for food hygiene which is a recognition that we comply with legal requirements and that inspectors are confident in our knowledge and organisation to provide good quality and safe food to all our customers. I think some people may have a fear of examinations, but we all enjoyed the training with Rob Marriner and had plenty of laughs while learning the important facts for our business, and we are all delighted to have passed.

There has been a great start to the season this year and we are set to continue providing a great service to new and existing customers, some of whom may be encouraged by our five star rating on ‘Scores on the Doors’, which can be accessed through the internet or by visitors on mobile phone applications.”

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering, Fortes', Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

The Photograph shows from left to right. Carlo Forte, Michaela Carle, Elizabeth Forte and Remo Forte.

Published in Berwick Advertiser September 2010

Peter's par for the course when it comes to health and safety

The Greenkeeper from Magdalene Fields Golf Club in Berwick has demonstrated the importance the club places on safety when he sat a nationally recognised in Health and Safety qualification, tailored to concentrate on chemical safety on golf courses. He recently received notification of having achieved the award following completion of the training delivered in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Greenkeeper Peter Baume completed training organised by Marriner Business Support and which utilised materials from the National Greenkeepers’ Association, to supplement the framework training material. This completed a series of courses funded by the Club and also supported via Northumberland Business Services Limited. The Club have been working to ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, and risks to the safety of staff, club members, visitors and public who may walk on or around the course are identified and controlled.

Peter said “having been working at Magdalene Fields for over 18 months, I know that the Club take health and safety seriously and recognises their responsibilities to protect the safety of employees and those visiting the course. Secretary John Gall and myself know how relevant this training has been, and because it was designed to concentrate on golf courses and was delivered in an enjoyable and entertaining way it made the achievement of all the awards a pleasure”.

Peter Baume and Level 2 COSHH Certificate

The photograph shows Peter Baume (Greenkeeper).

 

Golf Course Safety takes top marks

The Club Secretary and Greenkeeper from Magdalene Fields Golf Club in Berwick have demonstrated the importance the club places on safety when they sat a Nationally recognised in Health and Safety qualification, tailored to concentrate on safety on courses and their clubhouse. The pair recently received notification of having achieved the award following completion of the training delivered in Berwick-upon-Tweed during April.

Secretary John Gall and Greenkeeper Peter Baume completed training organised by Marriner Business Support and which utilised materials from the National Greenkeepers Association, to supplement the framework training material. Funding support was accessed via Northumberland Business Services Limited and the Club are working to ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, and risks to the safety of staff, club members, visitors and public who may walk on or around the course are identified and controlled.

John Gall said “having been recently appointed to the position of Secretary, I know that the Club take health and safety seriously and recognises their responsibilities to protect the safety of employees and those visiting the course. Peter and I know how relevant this training has been, and because it was designed to concentrate on golf courses and was delivered in an enjoyable and entertaining way it made the achievement of the award a pleasure”.

Health and Safety Training, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, CIEH, Level 2 Health and Safety at Work, John Gall, Peter Baume, Magdelene Fields Golf Club

The photograph shows, from left to right; John Gall (Club Secretary) and Peter Baume (Greenkeeper).

Published in The Berwick Advertiser June 2010

Good results at Re-opened Black Bull

Phil and Gina Brown were pleased to receive their Food Safety Qualification hard on the heels of being able to Re-open the Black Bull Public House, Lowick following a prolonged closure resulting from serious flooding earlier this year.

The Management Team of Phil and Gina were able to sit the qualification with local company Marriner Business Support during the closure and have now reopened both the Pub and Restaurant with a full menu available. The couple have also recently learnt that the lease of the Black Bull is being taken over by new proprietors, so they look forward to new challenges elsewhere.

Gina said “We were delighted to achieve the qualification and were looking forward to rebuilding business after the closure, and while we are disappointed to be leaving, we offer best wishes to Jeff and Les, the new proprietors in their new venture. We would also like to thank all of our customers for their support and for making us feel so welcome during a brief time in Lowick.”

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Cooking up Awards: Gina and Phil Brown, from the Black Bull in Lowick, with their Level 2 Food Safety Certificates

 

Published in The Berwick Advertiser May 2010

Willow Cottage Preserves toasts first Compliance documents

Jane and Darren Curry of Willow Cottage Preserves in Lowick received their first comprehensive documentation to assure the safety of their food production from Rob Marriner, of Marriner Business Support, a recently established business also in Lowick.

Jane and Darren have been successfully producing the traditional jams, preserves and pickles for a number of years and wanted to demonstrate to their customers and inspectors that the quality and safety of their food is paramount to their business. They have been working with Marriner Business Support since the beginning of this year to develope documentation which describes the methods they adopt and measures taken to ensure safety is not compromised during production, storage, sale and delivery of their products. This was completed and delivered to them this week.

Rob Marriner, a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner has been working with a number of local businesses on similar projects and this is the first to be completed along with a training package for Jane and Darren.

Jane said “We are proud of our traditional approach to production with quality and safety always being central to our ethos. We are delighted to have worked with Rob on this document and we can now easily show our approach to enforcement officers and to customers who increasingly expect such a professional attitude”.

HACCP Documentation for Berwick Business

Jane and Darren Curry are pictured with Rob Marriner


Published in The Berwick Advertiser April 2010

Clean sweep for First Catering Course

Candidates from catering businesses in and around Lowick scored 100% examination success in the first Food Safety training course held by newly established company Marriner Business Support.

Successful candidates received their certificates last week from Rob Marriner, course tutor at a ceremony in the White Swan, Lowick. The businesses are guest houses and a public house in and around the village, and the qualification recognises their achievement of a national standard in knowledge of food safety and legislation, which will assure the public that they will be served good safe food.

Irene Bellerby of Primrose Cottage Guest House, Lowick said “although the tourism inspections check the quality of the bedrooms and dining room, we wanted to demonstrate that we take what goes on in the kitchen seriously. We enjoyed the course and learned a lot, and now we have a certificate to display to all our customers, and which helps to promote our business”.

First Food Hygiene Training Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

The Photograph shows from left to right Christine Raine (The White Swan, Lowick), Irene & Bob Bellerby (Primrose Cottage Guest House, Lowick), Phil Raine (The White Swan, Lowick), Rob Marriner, Course Tutor, (Marriner Business Support) and Gail Maycock (The Friendly Hound Guest House, Ford Common).

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:06
 

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