Inspiring Leadership and Management

The great leader achieves great things. If you have the motivation and determination to take your business to the next step, our coaches, partners and service providers can help you to achieve this through workshops and services designed specifically with the ambitious business leader in mind. It can be hard to take a step back from the day to day running of an operation, but investing time in your own development can ensure the future success of your business.


Sales and marketing

Take your business to the next level. An ambitious and achievable sales strategy, effective and innovative marketing function and passionate and talented sales force will drive your business forward. Our partners and service providers can support, provide advice and training opportunities to help understand how to effectively market your products and ideas, increase profitability and sustain it.


Developing the skills of your workforce

Your staff can be your biggest assets. Many businesses cite staff skill shortages as being one of the major contributors to restricted business performance. Developing your workforce is vital for securing your business' future and ensuring that you remain competitive. You don’t always need to look outside your organization for the skills you feel it‘s lacking. Often, the talent you seek already exists within your workforce, just waiting to be discovered and developed.


Fully funded Training for Employees of SMEs in Berkshire

European Social Fund (ESF) through Berkshire Colleges and Training Providers are offering until July 2015 fully funded training. This training is for employees of SMEs of not more than 250 employees that are aged over 19 (and resident in the UK/EU). Training will be delivered on a flexible, modular basis and will be specifically tailored to the needs of the individual business and its employees.

The offer is called Skills for the Workforce and is delivered through Bracknell & Wokingham College, Newbury College, Reading College, East Berkshire College, West Berkshire Training Consortium and New Directions.

Employers can access training for their employees in a range of areas including management and team leading, accountancy, administration, IT and specific industry-related skills to meet the requirements of their business. Employees can gain accredited units to enhance their knowledge with the opportunity to go on and complete a full, industry-recognised qualification. Download a copy of the qualification levels.


Local providers of Apprenticeship courses


Bracknell & Wokingham

East Berkshire College

Newbury College

New Directions

Reading College

West Berkshire Training Consortium