Top courses for businesses affected by Covid-19

At Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), we’ve seen and heard first-hand the struggles that the pandemic has caused small businesses across the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, and the Tees Valley regions. Some businesses have had to close their doors completely, while others have had to furlough staff or reduce working hours. This […]

Building a quality reputation with upskilled staff

The challenge For small businesses trying to stand out from larger competitors in a crowded marketplace, reputation is key. This rings true for Middlesbrough-based R C Ayres, a construction business that provides building and roofing services. As a relatively small company, R C Ayres relies heavily on its reputation and client recommendations to drive enquiries. […]

Case study: Free training boosts staff confidence

The challenge Having certifications that help you stand out from the crowd is vital for any business looking to keep and attract clients. However, achieving and maintaining these certifications can come at a big cost and can also be time consuming. For Harrison Hire and Sales – a family-run business which specialises in the sale, […]

Free training extended for businesses in Tees Valley to boost skills

Following the successful upskilling of employees at hundreds of businesses in Tees Valley, the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme has secured a further £3.4m of funding to support employers to empower their staff and turn their business growth plans into reality. The 50% increase in the contract means businesses and their employees in […]