ONE Kidderminster firm sailed to the assistance of another by organising an in-house training programme.

Hewett Recruitment customised a training package for boatbuilder, Sealine International.

It was the latest collaboration between the companies, as the recruitment agency has previously supplied employees at all levels for the 600-strong workforce at Sealine.

The package requested by the boat firm's director of human resources, Matt Cherry, was designed to raise the standards of team leaders in managing people to improve employee retention levels.

Hewett's training team worked with Sealine to provide tailored workshops attended by managers and team leaders.

Mr Cherry said: "Hewett's professional response and enthusiastic style was not only very akin to the approach we wanted in terms of structure, content and philosophy but, because of the company's experience in selection, they were entirely the appropriate partner for us.

"I am always looking for someone to go that extra mile and Hewett Recruitment has certainly done that.

"Already, the evidence from initial feedback sessions is that this management training will greatly assist Sealine overall and help meet our recruitment and retention objectives."

Hewett's managing director, Louise Hewett, said: "By listening to and understanding the specific personnel issues within an organisation, we are able to create a training package to suit individual needs.

"My training team is highly experienced and skilled in doing just that, rather than taking the one size fits all approach to training."

Hewett Recruitment is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, marking the milestone with a programme of fund raising for two charities supporting people with life limiting illnesses.

The charities are Kidderminster's Kemp Hospice and Worcester's St Richard's Hospice.