A DEVIZES firm is improving its performance by getting employees to come up with new ways to save money and make it more efficient.

Now Cross Manufacturing has given National Vocational Qualification diplomas to workers who have completed apprenticeships in business improvement techniques.

Cross operations manager Nick Lambert said: “Investing in this very worthwhile programme is part of our continuous improvement culture for the development of our staff.

"Each cohort has teams made up of people from different areas of the business, who then embark on a project to put their new skills to good use.”

Process Improvements Co-ordinator Gina Farrugia said: "The team projects have helped to improve our processes, reduce our costs and help Cross to remain a market leader.”

One of the teams came up with an way to improve the way that manufacturing data on automotive industry products is collected, enabling the company to identify where the best improvements in production can be made.