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Valleys Training Consultancy BPI Looking To Expand With New Environmental Accreditation

A Valleys-based consultancy is focused on expansion after being accredited to deliver environmental training for professionals in the field.

BPI Consultancy has been approved as a training centre by the Institute of Environmental Management Association (IEMA). The accreditation will allow it to provide IEMA certified courses, including foundation certificates in environmental management, environmental sustainability skills for the workforce, and environmental sustainability skills for managers.

IEMA is a globally recognised professional body that sets the standard for environmental practitioners.

Managitg director of Aberdare-based BPI Consultancy Mark Adams said: “We are delighted to become an IEMA Training centre and offer these courses to our client. Environmental sustainability is a critical aspect of responsible business practices, and these courses will equip professionals with the necessary tools to make a positive impact on their organisations and the world at large.

“As a consultancy we are delivering training solutions that address the evolving needs of businesses in an increasingly environmentally conscious world – empowers individuals and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.

“Many smaller firms don’t have big company resources to employ environmental consultants. We see IEMA as allowing us to offer a range of tried and tested training that can be incrementally implemented by organisations allowing them to get to grips with the basics, identify their particular challenges and start to create an action plan.”

On the outlook for the consultancy he said: “Recognising the impact of business on climate change we see as a growth area. We are the looking to increase the range of courses in this area to meet growing demand not just here in Wales, UK-wide.

The firm also develops bespoke training courses around client needs.

Mr Adams said: “Last year we developed a bespoke behaviour health and safety course for one client that we then rolled out company wide to all their sites across the UK and to approximately 900 members of staff.”

BPI delivers several hundred courses, face-to-face, annually.

Its growing UK client base is mainly drawn from the private sector, as well as housing associations.

Mr Adams said: “Our larger clients include Walters (UK), the Royal Mint, Unilever, Thermofisher, Enersys, Eastman Chemicals, Morgan Marine and Aerfin Systems to name but a few. We have also just been accepted onto the Farming Connect scheme via Lantra (awarding body for land-based industries) to provide some of our courses into the farming sector to help them upskill ready for the transition from basic payments to the new Welsh Sustainable Farming Fund.”

To support the establishment of its new IEMA centre BPI received a grant from the Pen Y Cymoedd Windfarm Community Fund.

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