Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship. MD Andy Downton told MT: “It’s no secret that the government’s only got a certain pool […]
Paper manufacturer Saica has extended CM Downton’s contract for another year without reverting to a tender or benchmarking process.
CM Downton saw good levels of growth across the business in its last financial year, with both turnover and pre-tax profit up nearly 9%.