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Case Studies

Freight Forwarding Business Upskills In Marketing

17 June 2022

After being in business for twenty-two years and accumulating forty staff along the way, a change is coming for Espace Global Freight of Burntwood, Staffordshire: Their Managing Director, Tony Shally, will be leaving the business next year. As Tony has thus far been the member of the team responsible for all the business’ marketing activity, […]

Training Grant Helps Logistics Company Become A Class Of Its Own

13 June 2022

Despite its humble beginnings – started in a spare bedroom by husband and wife team Steve and Diane Bridgen – Central Hub Logistics has developed into an award-winning business, even being named the nation’s winning Logistics HGV Heroes by the Road Haulage Association back in 2020. Since creating the business in 2007 Steve and Diane […]

That’s A Wrap: Employee Completes Grant-Funded Vehicle Wrapping Course

20 May 2022

One of the South Staffordshire-based businesses to receive a 100% Skills Hub Training Grant – covering the entire cost of the course – is The Print Box Limited. This four-person team is based in Four Ashes, on the edge of the Staffordshire border, and their work involves producing branded products for businesses: they work with […]

Award-Winning Training Provider Benefits From Training Grant

18 May 2022

Stoke-based independent training provider, Acacia Training, has been the recipient of multiple awards; thanks to the Skills Hub, they’re also the recipient of a Training Grant, which was used to fund a course for their team. Acacia was first made aware of the Skills Hub and the services offered – including the Training Grants – […]

Lawn Care Specialist Uses Grant To Grow Skills

12 May 2022

One of the many businesses the Skills Hub has had the pleasure of working with is Kingsbury Lawn Care: an award-winning independent lawn treatment specialist, enhancing gardens through the responsible use of professional fertilisers; weed and moss control; scarification; aeration; and overseeding. Their four-person team has the experience, knowledge, product and machinery to recover and […]

Longton Consultancy Thrives With Support From Skills Hub

10 May 2022

HeawardSports Ltd., trading as Heaward Solutions, is a niche consultancy based in Longton. While their team is small – currently with five members – they support a wide range of small- to medium-sized, local to regionally focused not for profit organisations, drawn from right across England. Heaward helps their clients to: Develop effective organisational and […]

Training Grants Help Drive Success For Small Business

5 May 2022

Adrian Hide Consultancy – owned and managed by Adrian Hide – offers driver risk management services to businesses with staff who drive a car, van, or minibus as part of their work. Based in Cheadle, Staffordshire, but with a national reach, Adrian works with businesses to ensure they meet their duty of care obligations under […]

Grant Funds Key Training For Electronics Manufacturing Team

20 April 2022

One business that has been fortunate enough to receive multiple Skills Hub Training Grants is Midway Contract Electronics, part of the Midway Group of Companies. Despite having a small team, this sub-contract manufacturing partner produces electronic assemblies for many industries, ranging from sports equipment to medical battery packs and gear used in mass spectrometry. Upon […]

Training Grant Makes Big Dif-fur-ence To Small Business

19 April 2022

One of the many businesses to benefit from a Skills Hub Training Grant is Fleetful, the first company in the world to offer a fresh, cook at home vegan dog food kit. As well as selling vegan protein powders for customers to make their own healthy dog food and dog treats, Fleetful specialises in food […]

Promotional Product Manufacturer Uses Grant to Benefit Customers and the Environment

8 December 2021

As one of the fastest growing promotional product manufacturers in the country, Embello came into existence with the clear intention to be the most trusted promotional partner in the UK. With thousands of products available from business cards and brochures, personalised mugs and custom pens to vehicle graphics and branded workwear – they’re proud to […]