The Axis Academy has confirmed the appointment of its senior team following the launch of the new learning and development business. Duaine Taylor is the new head of learning and development, while Peter Morris has been appointed as The Axis Academy’s lead trainer. Both come to their new roles with a wealth of training and industry-related experience.
The Axis Academy has been set up to improve the skills and professionalism of all those employed by Axis Group companies and to drive up professional standards.
Taylor, who was previously the training manager for Axis Cleaning and Support Services, is now responsible for the learning and development of employees across the entire Axis Group and reports to Naomi Austen, Group HR and learning director. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the business, Taylor is also tasked with establishing new training regimes and working with expert trainers to devise bespoke courses which respond to the needs of employees and clients alike. He began his career in the military before entering the teaching and lecturing profession.
Peter Morris, who was until recently an assistant account manager with Axis Security, is a former Metropolitan Police Service detective who joined the private security industry back in 1999. Morris has a strong operational background and understanding of the challenges employees face on a day-to-day basis, as well as the typical expectations of the client. He holds several teaching qualifications and a Masters degree in Security Management.
Jonathan Levine, Group CEO, welcomes the new team member’s experience. “This is an exciting time for the business as we look to support our employees and their future career ambitions,” asserted Levine. “Investing in our people is absolutely key to driving positive change and the raising of professional standards across the cleaning, security and support services sectors.”
*For further information on The Axis Academy visit www.theaxisacademy.co.uk