Andrew Owens has achieved the highest professional status within management

Bridgend College is proud to announce that Andrew Owens has become a Chartered Manager. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has awarded Andrew Owens his Chartered Manager status having completed his Chartered Manager accreditation with Michelle Corker at Bridgend College. Andrew is an Operational Team Leader within Swansea Council.

Ann Francke, CEO at CMI, commented:

“CMI is delighted to award Andrew Owens the highest professional status, Chartered Manager. Raising the quality of management skills is essential to the wellbeing and productivity of the UK workforce. Unqualified, accidental managers mean that four in ten of us rate our line managers as ineffective. Professionally trained managers such as Andrew, improves business performance and operations.”

Michelle Corker (Leadership and Management Sector Delivery Manager) said:

“I am very proud of what Andy has achieved. He has worked tirelessly over the last two years to achieve his CMI Level 5 Diploma and now to achieve his Chartered Status is phenomenal! I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting Andy through his leadership development and as a tutor am very proud of all his achievements. I look forward to continuing our collaboration with Swansea Council and I wish the new CMI learners and Facilities Management learners every success as we commence our leadership development journey once again”.

The Chartered Manager accreditation is designed to equip managers with the professional capability to drive and lead better organisations. CMI’s 2015 Mapping Management Excellence research revealed Chartered Managers add value to their companies through developing new products or services and improving operational efficiencies, through far higher levels of productivity. As individuals, Chartered Managers gain increased confidence, self-awareness and add an average of £341,443 in value to their employers. 

Congratulations Andrew.