Welcoming Faith to the team.

We are delighted to have recently welcomed Faith to our growing team, joining us in an apprenticeship role. Faith will be based in the office and in her role as a Junior Business Administrator, she will provide vital support to the team internally. Alongside administrative tasks, Faith will be answering the telephone and welcoming guests, so please do give Faith a very warm welcome. 

Jack Crawford, Assistant Manager here at Beninca UK and Faith’s designated mentor, commented ‘It’s fantastic to have another young apprentice join our team. Faith impressed us in her initial interview being extremely professional and displaying great customer service skills, so we were delighted when Faith accepted the job offer. I am looking forward to watching Faith learn new skills and grow into her role over time.’

In her spare time, Faith enjoys trying to train her dachshund puppy who is very misbehaved, she also loves shopping and going out to eat with her friends. Faith studied at Kennet School, and during her secondary years had a few part-time jobs, including working at a salon and then a restaurant.  Faith commented “Sixth Form just wasn’t for me and I began to look for an apprenticeship which is how I first discovered Beninca. Since starting at Beninca, I feel happy with my decision to leave school, I really enjoy the tasks of my job role, whether it’s organising or invoicing, to emails or creating spreadsheets. The team here are a very lovely, genuine group of colleagues that couldn’t have been more welcoming. I’m really fortunate that I’ve joined a company that I feel will help me with my future targets of getting into marketing.”

If you would like to contact Faith, you can reach her directly on:

faith.elam@beninca.co.uk | 01488 658 276

Say hello to Alex…

We are thrilled to have recently welcomed Alex to the team, joining us in an apprenticeship role. Alex will be based in the office and supporting the team with order processing and administration. As Alex continues to learn the sales process and customer service as part of his role, he will also be mentored by our sales team and start to build relationships with our ever-expanding customer base. 

General Manager Jamie Berry said “We are so pleased to be able to offer another apprenticeship position and support local young workers in building career paths. Alex is an impressive young man, mature beyond his years and I’m thankful for the help he has already provided internally in what has been an incredibly busy period for the company.”

In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing both rugby and football at the weekends and keeps fit going to the gym throughout the week. 

When asked if he has settled into his new role, Alex confirmed “I am loving it at Benincà, everyone’s lovely and have given me such a warm welcome” we are delighted to have you on board!

If you would like to contact Alex, you can reach him directly on:

alex.bamford@beninca.co.uk | 01488 658 276

WBTC 2021 Rising Star Awards – FINALIST

 

 

We are over the moon to have been shortlisted by the West Berkshire Training Consortium for ‘Small Employer of the Year’ in their Rising Star Awards 2021. 

To be selected as a finalist is an honour and shows recognition for the support, we have given to the apprenticeship programme over the years. Here at Benincà UK we are really passionate about helping apprentices into the workplace and to date have bought on four apprentices via the scheme. 

Our first apprentice has since relocated and moved onto another role; however, we have three individuals that make up our current team, that all originally joined us via the programme. Our most recent apprenticeSam Weedon is supporting our sales team and is already excellingAlong with Ben Smith who has worked as part of our Warehouse team for nearly 7 years and Meg Sudlowwho is now in a hybrid role covering Finance and Marketing. 

It has been fantastic to watch each apprentice learn and grow into their individual roles, becoming an asset to the Benincà UK team. 

We managed to catch up Meg, Ben, and Sam, and they kindly shared their views on the apprentice scheme and what it means to them:

Meg Sudlow, Admin & Marketing Assistant 

Benincà really helped me through my apprenticeship course. They gave me a good mentor who taught me different processes and supported me with my college work. Nadia, Finance Controller here at Beninca and my dedicated mentor was very understanding and helped me develop numerous skills such as taking my initiative, research skills and time management. I’ve also learnt skills like communication, teamwork, and, perhaps the biggest one, confidence from the company as a whole. 

 As an employer, Beninca take very good care of their employees, helping them in their career paths. It’s really a pleasure to work here every day.” 

 

Ben Smith, Warehouse Operative 

“The West Berkshire Training Consortium were a massive help to 16-year-old me, who didn’t have a clue what to do with my life. Nearly 7 years on and I wouldn’t change a thing! I am proud to work at Benincà and extremely happy to be part of such a great team. I love working in the warehouse, as I have such a busy and varied role, no two days are the same, but that’s what I love the most.” 

 

Sam Weedon, Sales Administrator 

I have settled into my role very quickly at Beninca and have been supported since the day I joined. The friendly atmosphere makes it easy to learn, as there is always someone on hand when I need to ask a question or help with something particularly technical. 

A warm welcome to Sam…

We feel privileged to be in a position of expanding our team and are delighted to announce that Sam Weedon has recently joined us as Sales Administrator.

Sam studied Economics, Business, and Maths for A-Level whilst at Kennet School in 2019 and is currently completing a Level 3 Customer Service Specialist apprenticeship with The West Berkshire Training Consortium. Once again, we are proud to support The West Berkshire Training Consortium, with Sam now being our third apprentice to join Benincà UK via the scheme.

Sam brings with him so much enthusiasm and has impressed the entire team immensely with the rate at which he has already picked up product knowledge. Joining the company at an unusual time hasn’t deterred Sam, but rather allowed him to showcase his resilience and adaptability.

Outside of work, Sam is a keen rugby and football fan, supporting Arsenal, and loves nothing better than watching a good movie.

As it stands, we are not sure when you will have the pleasure of meeting Sam in person, but in the meantime, please do join us in giving Sam a warm welcome, whether that be over the telephone or email, as he settles further into his role and learns the world of Automation.

If you wish to contact Sam, you can reach him directly on:

sam.weedon@beninca.co.uk  | 01488 658 276

Happy New Year from Beninca!

Its finally 2020! Benincà UK is back in action and ready to serve customers UK wide.

The year 2020 brings lots of excitement for Benincà UK: after celebrating 40 years of the Benincà Group in 2019, we are thrilled to be welcoming the 10th year anniversary of Benincà UK this year. We are positive 2020 will bring new opportunities, improvement, progress and growth. In the last four months, we gained three new team members and are looking forward to recruiting further employees in the future in order to keep up with demand.We would like to thank all our customers and suppliers for all the support they have given us the past year; it’s been a pleasure serving you and we are looking forward to working together again in the new year and new decade.

We wish you all the best for 2020!

The Benincà Team.

A warm welcome to Ben…

We are continuously looking for talented individuals to join our growing team and are therefore delighted to announce Ben Mackie who joined in August as Sales Representative. Ben was seeking a new challenge from the world of PPI and with his go-getting approach and interest of the world of gate automation, Ben has made the perfect addition to the team.

Ben has already gained considerable industry and product knowledge working under both Jack Crawford, National Sales Coordinator and Jamie Berry, General Manager and once fully up to speed will be hitting the road visiting customers shortly.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending his time corralling his young daughter and playing on challenger 2 tanks with the Army Reserve. As an obsessive Southampton fan, Ben claims to refuse to set foot in Portsmouth, no matter how big the sales order. – We’ll see about that!

If you wish to contact Ben for any sales enquiries, you can reach him directly on:

ben@beninca.co.uk  | 01488 647 453

It’s officially Movember…

This year a number of the Beninca UK team have decided to step up and take part in Movember. The team will all be growing a moustache throughout November in a bid to help to raise awareness and stop men dying too young.

If you want to get involved or find out more information around Movember, click here.

Here’s our Beninca Mo Bro’s embarking on the challenge, looking fresh-faced and clean-shaven. We can’t wait to report back in time!

We welcome donations and in return may even be able to persuade certain team members to grow a specific style. We feel General Manager, Jamie Berry aka ‘THE BOSS’ would look great rocking ‘The Trucker’ whilst Mark Crewe, Technical Manager aka ‘THE GRUMP’ could pull off ‘The After Eight’ quite well.

Please remember ‘Your dough will save a bro’ so any donations will be appreciated for such a fantastic charity!