Gram’s account manager for Scotland and Ireland, David Nisbet, is the latest member of the firm’s sales team to pass the Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP) exam.
The accreditation is an initiative implemented by CESA to raise industry standards in terms of knowledge and experience across the foodservice arena.
Achieving the accreditation is no easy feat as candidates have to demonstrate their understanding of the industry through a range of tests including a comprehensive written assessment as well as compulsory attendance at a full day seminar. Candidates must also have a minimum of 3 years’ management experience in foodservice and show continued dedication to the industry by exhibiting a portfolio of completed recognised education and training programmes.
Nisbet commented: “I’m really looking forward to putting into practice the elements that I learnt from undertaking the CFSP and continue to build my industry knowledge.”
Gram’s whole sales team must complete the accreditation, which it says demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing its staff with quality training and offers its customers a knowledgeable and highly trained sales team.
Glenn Roberts, MD at Gram UK added: “It is really important that all our staff is trained to the highest quality. This is an ethos that we have in place throughout the careers of our employees. The importance of training really can’t be underestimated; the industry is always moving forward and we need to ensure that our staff can call on the latest information to guarantee our customers get the very best from us.”