MP’s have backed a call for increased awareness of the business support available for small businesses at the launch of the CMI’s Growing Your Small Business. Speaking at a launch event in the House of Commons, Labour Co-operative MP Barry Sheerman said good management was vital for the future success of the country, and welcomed the report.
“Management is absolutely crucial, and our time has now come to rise to the challenge that we have in terms of productivity in this country. We need more managers, better management training and more accessible management training – this report tells us we need that.”
Time and cost were key barriers to training and identified by David Broadhead of Partners in Management in the report and as such the ‘21st Century Leaders‘ programme has been designed to develope the attitudes, knowledge and skills necesary in an increasingly challenging and competitive business world, in both a time and cost efective way.
To reduce costs even further there are now various funding options available, both within Kirklees and also the Leeds City Region which was a case study in the report. Therefore:
- We are pleased to confirm that Partners in Management is registered to deliver training for the LEP skills service.
- Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a service that provides skills support to small and medium sized businesses. The LEP skills service helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution. Small and medium sized businesses based in the Leeds City Region that have a budget to put towards training could be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000. To find out more about the the LEP skills service and apply visit: www.the-lep.com/skillsservice
- Kirklees Metropolitan Council operates a Working Smarter Voucher scheme worth up to £1000 for eligible businesses within the Kirklees area.
- The types of training courses that could be eligible for the Skills fund include our ‘21st Century Leaders‘ programme. Please note that all service skills and voucher applications are subject to approval panels and are assessed on a case by case basis.
Please contact us to find out more about our ’21st Century Leaders’ course and 50% funding options.