Video case study: Investing in staff confidence to stand out from the crowd

If you’re a hospitality business based in a thriving city centre, it’s only natural that you’re going to come up against a lot of competition. Not only this, but with hospitality being a very busy and faced-paced environment to work in, it’s often difficult to find time to train staff properly. Paul Gardner, landlord of […]

How can skills training create new opportunities for SMEs across the region as we come out of lockdown?

Nationally, almost one quarter of all businesses temporarily closed or paused trading due to the pandemic in April 2020. This caused the economy in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to drop by 7.6%,[1] with the Tees Valley region’s GDP also falling by up to £2bn.[2] The recent national lockdown forced many businesses to temporarily close again, causing further economic uncertainty. […]