Introduction

Developing and valuing your employees is essential for any growing business.  Ensuring that teams can work together and that everybody has the right skills to be effective, from operational to leadership level, is an important and ongoing task for businesses.  Getting it right will help you retain staff, reducing employee turnover as well as making your business attractive to new talent.

Further information

Investing in the training and development of your workforce can bring a wealth of business benefits, including:

  • Increased staff motivation, loyalty and retention
  • Improved customer service
  • Safer working practices
  • Increased productivity
  • Employees with increased skills sets can make a wider contribution to your business.

There are many training providers delivering in the Heart of the South West area as well as some specific business support schemes providing skills advice to businesses and funded training to upskill the workforce.

Get in Touch with us today or see business support services specific to skills and training detailed at the bottom of this page.

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To find out how the Growth Hub can help your business, contact our team today on 03456 047 047 or use our online form

business-support-icon-60px-01Business support programmes

    • Small Business Leadership Programme
    • Devon and Somerset
    • The Small Business Leadership Programme is a fully-funded programme delivered by a consortium of leading university business schools.
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    • Skills Support for the Workforce
    • Devon and Somerset
    • Funded training to help your business progress - Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses in the Heart of the South West LEP area; Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. They provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. SSW is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.
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    • Enhance Social Enterprise - Heart of the South West
    • Devon and Somerset
    • Existing social enterprises will be supported to develop and launch new products and services as well as entering new markets. There will also be support for voluntary and community sector groups that want to transition into trading social enterprises as well as budding social entrepreneurs in need of help to develop their ideas to start trading
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    • National Apprenticeship Service
    • Devon
    • A free service providing information on everything employers need to know when taking on an apprentice as well as help to find the right candidate.
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icon-events-60pxEvents and workshops

    • Marketing Made Easy
    • 26 November 2020
    • Want to learn how to attract and retain customers?
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 1 of 6 - WORD UP: How to write great copy
    • 01 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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    • Lockdown Series - Online Retail: Smartphone video & photography
    • 02 December 2020
    • SAY CHEESE: How to create photos and video on your smartphone
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 2 of 6 - SAY CHEESE: How to create photos & videos
    • 03 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 3 of 6 - CHAA CHING: How to make money on social
    • 08 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 4 of 6 - LOST & FOUND: Getting noticed on Google
    • 10 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 5 of 6 - ANALYSE THIS: Boosting sales
    • 15 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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    • Digital Tourism Series - 6 of 6 - FIVE STARS: Word of mouth
    • 17 December 2020
    • A course of 6 workshops for SME Tourism and Creative Businesses in Northern Devon and surrounding areas.
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