Driving forward the skills agenda

Lancashire businesses looking to raise the skills of their workforce are being urged to attend a special session designed to give them the information they need to succeed.

The Business Clinic has joined forces with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and its UpSkilling Lancashire project to create the free event, with support from the European Social Fund.

The ‘Making Connections’ session will take place at The Business Clinic’s offices at Lockside Office Park in Preston on Tuesday July 2 from 4pm-6pm.

Businesses that attend will learn how the UpSkilling team can provide guidance on the Lancashire apprenticeship offer up to degree level and suggest pathways to workforce education and training.

They can also find out how The Business Clinic – a fast-growing community interest company set up to support companies across the county – can help them achieve healthier profits.

The event, which also includes the opportunity to network, is open to all SMEs in the Preston area.

Our mission is to help Lancashire businesses on their growth journey.

Helen Livesey, chief executive and co-founder of The Business Clinic, said: “Our mission is to help Lancashire businesses on their growth journey and the skills issue is one of the main challenges facing many of them today.

“The aim of the session with UpSkilling Lancashire is to share information which can help businesses meet some of those challenges and take advantage of the support that is out there to develop the skills levels of their workers and to increase productivity as a result.

“It’s also a chance for them to see the wide range of support that we as an organisation give businesses in the county that are striving to grow and develop, and to meet people facing similar issues to theirs.”

Places on the Upskilling event can be booked through the Eventbrite platform and also by visiting the Business Clinic’s website www.thebusinessclinic.org