An award winning family firm approaching its 50th anniversary has gone from strength to strength thanks to our prestigious 20Twenty Business Growth programme, delivered by Bangor University Business School and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Caroline Platt, Managing Director of Platts Agriculture Ltd in Llay, Wrexham, was among one of the first business owners to complete the 20Twenty programme in Wrexham. Since Caroline graduated in 2018, four members of her current team have attended the programme over recent cohorts.
These include Financial Director Ian Hall, Group Transport Manager, Ashley Wood, Head of HR Nerys Price-Jones who graduated with a previous employer (Silverlining Ltd), and Nadia McKane, Sales and Marketing Manager.
Caroline has taken on new staff since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and has also launched a haulage business. Platts is one of the most respected companies in the region and was recently named ‘UK Family Firm of the Year‘ at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards.
Caroline Platt, Managing Director of Platts Agriculture Ltd (second from left)
20Twenty had a positive impact on their business over the years and it has played a big part in their strategic growth.
“I learnt so much on the programme about leadership and management, but also from the rest of the group. We all came at things from different angles and were able to share best practice. The networking aspect proved invaluable.”
20Twenty would help anyone in a leadership position. The blend of education, support and industry knowledge gives you the tools to thrive, whatever the industry.”
Having close links with many of the cohort and through Bangor Business School and 20Twenty’s Wisdom Labs, Caroline is able to continue her personal and professional journey. This plays a large part in the growth of their company.
Other members of the team have enrolled on the programme, so that staff could work together to realise long-term business goals while maintaining a welcoming culture.
Platts Agriculture Ltd is a huge supporter of 20Twenty Programme and highly recommends it to other organisations.
The programme develops individuals confidence and leadership skills, whilst helping to develop their own ideas for the business.