Part Funded Leadership & Management Programme Opens Doors for Small Businesses

The aim of the Leadership and Management Framework was to improve the leaderships skills of aspiring small and micro business owner/managers through the delivery of short seminars and workshops in various aspects and management, including resource management and energy efficiency. Over 30 training providers in Yorkshire & Humber applied to deliver the programme, the response from providers and individuals has … Read More

English & Maths for the Employed Success Story

EMD UK Ltd is a national training provider that delivers first class skills, employability and training solutions. Through the English & Maths for the Employed programme they are able to work with employers to offer them fully funded English & Maths Qualifications. Attock Sweet Centre based in Bradford have recently accessed this funding for their employees. Aurangzeb Khan is a … Read More

Fully-funded training helps sole trader reduce his overheads and boost profits

The Challenge Having worked as a self-employed Domestic Energy Assessor since 2013, Geoffrey Bell of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Tees Valley knew exactly what direction he wanted to take his fledgling business in. However, he also recognised that he needed additional training to help him stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace. Geoffrey had already made a conscious decision to … Read More

Fully funded training for administration staff benefits whole team of counsellors working in schools in the Tees Valley

The Challenge Time 4 You Psychological Services CIC is working in schools to improve the emotional well-being of children, young people and their families. The team of professionally qualified, fully trained and clinically supervised counsellors offers support in primary and secondary schools and academies across Redcar and Cleveland. It offers a confidential service, within the limits of child protection, to … Read More

Increased skillset has led to increased confidence at every level for civil engineering and groundwork specialists in Wolverhampton

The Challenge Hannon Brothers are a leading civil engineering and groundwork specialists based in Wolverhampton. The company was established in 1998 and since then has extended its activities to cover a radius of more than 150 miles. The construction sector is a very competitive market so a highly skilled and adaptable workforce is essential to ensure success. However, finding training … Read More

Fully funded training will help Shakeela Saeed develop a childminding business

The Challenge Qualified and registered childminder, Shakeela Saeed, hopes to develop a childminding business, but she has to develop the skills first. However, being able to fund training can be a challenge. The Solution The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project offers fully funded training designed to help SMEs fill skill gaps, raise productivity and boost business growth. In … Read More

Management training gives Leicester charity worker skills to support her workforce

The challenge Returning to work after having time out to raise a family can be daunting and, when it involves managing a team of people, often the challenge can seem overwhelming. This was the position that Gillian Coleman found herself in when she started working at the Zinthiya Trust, a small Leicester-based charity offering support and advice to women and … Read More

Career progression now available for Priscilla Spooner thanks to fully funded training

The Challenge Career progression has been in Priscilla Spooner’s sights for some time. Having worked her way up from apprentice to manager at Limelight Hair and Beauty, in Warrington Priscilla, now wants to develop her options. However, funding a career development course can be a challenge for an individual working in a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The Solution The … Read More