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Case Studies

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 […]

Parker Software secures 48% match funded grant towards Secure .Net Development training

7 January 2021

Staffordshire based tech company, Parker Software, a world leader in live chat software and business process automation gets the go-ahead for grant funding. Daniel Tallentire, Operations Director at Parker Software said “We approached the skills hub because we needed to train our developers on secure development practices. We wanted to access some higher quality training […]

Award Winning Technical Services company upskills in Sales

4 November 2020

EPX Technical Services are an award-winning IT Support and IT Managed Services business based in Stafford, providing their clients with specialist IT solutions. Building on their existing sales skills, EPX Technical Services are implementing new sales tactics to reach customers. The training with the approved training provider, Sandler Training, enabling them to adapt their sales […]

Skills Hub brings together small businesses and training providers during the lockdown

28 May 2020

The ESF funded project has been working with Staffordshire businesses throughout the lockdown by signposting to training providers that best meet their training needs Julian Fisher from Townhouse Communications is one of the businesses benefiting from online training: “I just wanted to say I have really enjoyed the podcast training the Skills Hub arranged with […]