Skills for Growth - SME Support is a fully funded, tailored service to help upskill your employees and improve business productivity.
Fresh Approach UK – Case Study
Fresh Approach UK started working with their dedicated skills coach Dom Kinsella in March 2021, as it looked to grow and provide a range of training operations for its employees.
The events agency has utilised Skills for Growth - SME Support to bring a range of benefits to the company and its employees.
Through Skills for Growth - SME Support, Fresh Approach was able to develop individual skills development plans for 56 employees that helped them to identify a range of needs and skills gaps, used the GM Skills Map to source and monitor more than 150 courses and also worked with a health and wellbeing specialist.
Thanks to this support the company was able to create four new jobs, save £18,000 through fully funded and subsidised training and improve productivity by 20%.
Amongst the courses undertaken by employees at Fresh Approach Ltd a number were delivered by The Growth Company’s Education and Skills team, including certificates in ‘Principles of team leading’, ‘Lean organisational management techniques’ and ‘Principles of business administration’.
Kelly Humphreys, Head of Support, Fresh Approach UK, said: “We’ve had a great experience with the Growth Company, accessing funded training for over half our team, on a total of 96 courses.
“The support has been great, and Dom has always been on hand when we’ve needed help. We would not have been able to offer this number or variety of training to the team without the support of the team at Skills for Growth SME Support or the funding towards training.
“This has meant we’ve been able to run additional sessions within the same training budget. The online course finder has been useful and meant we could explore the options first and match these to individuals. We will continue to work with the Growth Hub as we grow our training provision into 2022.”
Dominic Kinsella, Growth Company Skills Coach, said: “The whole team at Fresh Approach really took advantage of the programme and fully engaged with the benefits and support available.
“They engaged really well in the training and it is great to see that they have reaped the benefits of doing so.
“Kelly was a pleasure to work with and really engaged her staff and pushed the training through as she saw how important it was for their personal development and to give them the opportunity to grow.
“I look forward to seeing how their staff can continue to progress and how the company can continue to expand and grow.”