Skills experts to share training tips

To celebrate the anniversary of the LEP’s skills service which was launched in February last year, we are hosting a Twitter conversation to enable businesses interested in skills and training to pose their questions to a panel of experts.

Skills gaps and shortages are often cited by small and medium sized businesses as their main barrier to growth. A panel – including Graham Sweeney, Operations Director of Schofield Sweeney, Alistair Forbes, SME Growth Manager for the Harrogate district and Skills Advisors, Bev Foster and David White – will be on hand to answer questions and share their insights on addressing skills shortages and the benefits of investing in training.

The TwitChat will take place on 29 February 12pm - 1pm and businesses can pose their questions to our experts live. Alternatively, you can submit questions in advance of the TwitChat to the LEP’s Twitter account @LeedsCityRegion using the hashtag #LEPskillsadvice.

The benefits of investing in training are clear: companies who train their staff see increased productivity, lower staff turnover and therefore recruitment costs as well as a more skilled and motivated workforce. Training staff is easier than you might think too, with support and funding available to eligible businesses from the LEP.

To find out how the LEP can help you to train your staff, call our skills service team on 0113 386 1910 for more information, or you can get in touch via email at: