What a difference a year makes….

It’s been more than a year since we launched Enlighten at IFE (International Food and Drink Event) in London. That was in March 2017 – and gosh, doesn’t that seem like a long time ago? So much has happened. Let’s take a look back at what has gone on since then, and what we’ve learned.

Possibly the biggest news was when Prue Leith tweeted the winner of the Great British Bake Off – hours before it was due to be actually shown on television. Ooops.

Prince Harry married US actress Meghan Markle and gave us a Royal Wedding, if not an additional Bank Holiday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a new baby. Still no Bank Holiday.

We had an election. Yes, another one. This didn’t warrant a Bank Holiday either.

We got new £5 notes and new £10 ones too. They can be safely washed it would seem!

So, a busy time then – and Enlighten and the team here at totrain has been busy too.

IFE was a great place to launch Enlighten – we demonstrated the system, a unique cloud-based solution for compliance training and food safety culture measurement, to a huge range of people directly involved in the food sector.

The many visitors to our stand could see for themselves just how easy the system is to use and how effective it can be and since then the product has been going from strength to strength.

A pilot study held at Fullwell Mill, a manufacturer of high fruit, 100% fruit and cereal bars, saw their workforce tak part in food safety culture focus groups, tailored food safety questionnaires and undertake relevant food safety online courses, all the aspects offered by Enlighten. Feedback was extremely positive about how easy the system is to use and the findings very useful.

Our series of food culture safety workshops saw more than 100 people working in the food industry attend to hear more about the subject from a range of experts.

Our very own John Husband joined Dr Derek Watson of Sunderland University at the 2017 European Food Safety & Standards Conference in Greece where they spoke about Food Safety Culture and Brexit.

New customers have taken Enlighten into their businesses and are using it as we speak. Watch this space for more information and findings on this.

And, we launched a brand-new website!

So all in all, a busy year for Enlighten and the team at totrain since IFE – but we’re not able to offer an extra Bank Holiday either…..