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Local Company Taking a Step for Fairtrade

Fair Do’s are delighted to be joining forces with a local company who took a step to promote fair trade during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012.

Industrial Training Services, which specialises in Fork Truck and other forms of industrial training, has pledged to supply visitors, staff and trainees to its premises with Fairtrade products. 

They have purchased large quantities of tea and coffee which is free to consume at their Training Centre on Tremorfa Industrial Estate.

About ITS

ITS have been active since 1992 and offer training at their Centre or on site at clients’ own venues. They offer courses for Fork Lift Truck operators and instructors, and other services such as manual handling, welding, lifting and crane operation. 

The company also works closely with the Welsh Government and its ReAct scheme which provides funding for redundant workers looking to add new skills to their CV.

Derek Hill, Managing Director of Industrial Training Services, had this to say of the move: “We are very proud to be associated with Fairtrade and also to help another local organisation in Fair Do’s. It is a very important movement and if the opportunity is available then I encourage other businesses to follow in the same footsteps. We already provide free refreshments to staff and trainees and to be able to do so and spread the good word of Fairtrade makes it more worthwhile.”

Our very own Jan Tucker went to visit the ITS site to mark their switch to Fairtrade. Here she is in a rather different work environment to the one she is used to!