For Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, training and impartation of knowledge to bakers to make their business more result-oriented will continue to be a priority, according to the Managing Director, Mr. Lanre Jaiyeola.
Jaiyeola, speaking at the company’s Apapa, Lagos office during the 29th Certificate Award Ceremony of the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc Baking School, reiterated the company’s vision to equip bakers with the most important resource, that is the knowledge required to run profitable operations and build enduring businesses.
“This vision is driven by the understanding of the impacts small and medium scale businesses can have in our country as engines of job creation and enablers of wealth distribution, of which the baking industry represents, being one of the largest SME in terms of numbers and size in the country”, he said.
He added that “at Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, we believe the Nigerian bakers need a broader mix of skills; this is why for close to a decade we have committed resources to the training of over 374 Master Bakers from different parts of the country in a total of 29 regular courses and one executive course.
Jaiyeola, represented by Executive Director, Manufacturing, Dr. Nino Ozara noted that “in an increasingly competitive world, we believe improved quality of thinking usually provide the necessary competitive edge – an idea that opens new doors to success, a technique that solves a problem, or an insight that simply makes a sense of it all by being at the fore-front in the training of bakers in Nigeria”. According to him, the Honeywell Baking School is more than baking, as it is a place where bakers from different cultural groups and regions meet to learn and share ideas of modern baking practices.