Blackpool hangers exporter in training tie-up

Hangerworld and PHX Training have teamed up to boost skills
Hangerworld and PHX Training have teamed up to boost skills

A fast growing Blackpool exporter is working with a county training specialist to get the skills it needs to expand further.

Hangerworld is based at Prestige House in Cornford Road, exports clothing storage and ironing supplies worldwide.

It has teamed up with PHX Training after the training provider achieved a 100 per cent pass rate while delivering a bespoke level two qualification in warehousing for 18 employees in response to the needs of the business.

As a result, PHX will now deliver courses in business administration and team leading, alongside warehousing, to train new staff joining Hangerworld’s workforce.

Employees will develop skills in communication, sales, customer service, IT and health and safety.

Hangerworld, which employs more than 60 members of staff, exports each year more than seven million quality clothes care items, storage and ironing supplies from its 60,000 sq ft distribution unit.

Emma Hollindale, director of operations at Hangerworld said: “As one of the UK’s fastest growing exporters, it is important that we have a team which is knowledgeable, adaptable and proactive to help our company grow, develop and remain competitive in a notoriously difficult sector.

“Working alongside PHX to identify where they can support our team’s development has given us the opportunity to hone and enhance our employees’ skills, knowledge and confidence, the result of which is a positive and thriving business.”

The PHX team of qualified trainers delivers a diverse range of resources including offline, online and face-to-face services at eight training centres in Blackpool, Barrow, Carlisle, Morecambe, Preston, Workington, Cleator Moor and Southport.

Hangerworld was founded in 2008 by Jim Elliot and Jacqui Green as a front-room online enterprise selling off coat hangers acquired from Jacqui’s ironing business, but quickly grew into a successful business in its own right exporting coat hangars around the world.