Lancashire-based Get Work, a service that generates local leads for tradespeople, has received a £100k loan from NPIF - BFS & MSIF Microfinance, a product managed by GC Business Finance & MSIF and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
300 North West small and medium sized manufacturers have secured support, including specialised advice and £1.6M of funding, in the first year of the Made Smarter programme.
Over 17,000 young people from across the North West have expressed an interest in the National Citizen Service (NCS) since the Growth Company was awarded the contract to manage delivery in the region just over a month ago.
Today, the Growth Company has launched ‘Our Services for Your People’, a campaign designed to show businesses how the Group can support their growth ambitions through skills, recruitment and organisational improvement programmes.
When I attend networking events, I often hear the same problems being raised by companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors: ‘what do we do about the lack of skills?’ While there is always a need to ensure organisations develop employees for skills retention, I believe this to be more of a lack of awareness of the vast array of opportunities available within these sectors.
I have worked in the manufacturing, tech, engineering and construction sectors most of my career and my own experience has shown that they offer a huge range of opportunities.
Major employment fair will deliver ongoing support for Thomas Cook and supply chain employees in the North West
On Monday 11 November, a specialist employment fair will be held at Manchester Central to support former Thomas Cook and supply chain staff from across the North West.