AN engineering firm boss says a leadership programme has taken him to the next level.

Jamie Philips, operations manager at Ramsbottom-based surface finishing specialists Fintek, has taken part in the Made Smarter backed scheme.

And he was impressed by the time he spent on the course, run jointly with Lancaster University's Management School.

He said: "“It has really helped my ability to think as a leader rather than as a manager. It highlighted the importance of good communication within an organisation needs to be at the heart of any change. Small changes to the way we do things can have a big impact on the business while improving the lives of the workforce."

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