Templine recently began supplying temporary colleagues to CCUK(Customised Central UK) as part of a joint agency arrangement. CCUK is a Proctor & Gamble company based in Thurrock that packages a variety of cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, batteries and similar items from one of its twelve lines.
Building on its long association with Wincanton, Templine took on the assignment after impressing with its operational knowledge. Commenting on the change Sarah Ward – General Manager of the site – said, ‘CCUK is a difficult contract to manage, due to large fluctuations in volume and short notice changes. The Templine team has managed the transition very well and I think the approach its staff have in getting to know the operation and team well in advance of the contract start date works well, and helped things go smoothly.’
Existing staff transferred under TUPE provisions – an exercise that was successfully completed in February under the supervision of senior management and with day-to-day input from Kelly Neighbour, one of Templine’s National Implementation Team members. Her last assignment involved picking and to switch to a packaging environment was an unexpected challenge. With clear enthusiasm for her role, Kelly commented, ‘I’ve had a hat-trick: my first packaging environment, first TUPE and first joint agency. It was a massive challenge and great experience but made easy by everyone at CCUK who have been friendly and approachable – something that makes you feel appreciated – and we have a very mature, working relationship with the other on-site agency.’