Tenants trained to be representatives at the council's housing service

As part of East Devon District Council's (EDDC) commitment to boosting tenant satisfaction, lots of opportunities are being provided for tenants to be actively involved in its housing service.

EDDC's Community Development team have organised and delivered a range of programmes and events to improve tenants’ experience. The team have been busy arranging training to help volunteers to...

Steve Jacobs joins Benjamin Ball Associates

As Benjamin Ball Associates celebrates another bumper crop of new business wins, Steve Jacobs has joined the team as an experienced communications coach and writer. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate and financial public relations and will be an asset to the team in providing expert advice to their growing client roster.

Steve’s joining has expanded the services...

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Air Marketing launches online sales training academy

Exeter-based sales and marketing agency, Air Marketing , has announced further expansion with the launch of a virtual sales training academy to help businesses upskill their sales teams – The SDR Academy by Air Sales Academy.

The SDR Academy is designed to help businesses across the UK, train Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) in skills including cold calling, social selling,...

Mel Stride MP Talks Skills Agenda With Bradfords

Training and employee development were high on the agenda when Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Mel Stride MP visited Bradfords Building Supplies’ Moretonhampstead branch on Friday.

The MP for Central Devon learned how the builder’s merchant continues to invest in and develop its people, having first started operating as an employer in the South West more than 250 years ago....

Plymouth builders merchant helping students ‘build’ for the future

The Plymouth branch of RGB Building Supplies recently sponsored the Skills Group Learner of the Month programme and rewarded young people who are starting out on their construction careers.

Property maintenance student Maisie Walton, bricklaying learner Callum Patrick, carpentry student Aiden Taylor, and plastering learner Cerys Matthews all won Study Programme Learner of the Month...

Heart of the South West LEP welcomes two new board members

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed two new Board members for 2023.

The Heart of the South West LEP’s Board works to improve economic development and prosperity in the Heart of the South West area, which covers Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay, and deliver the area’s Local Industrial Strategy .

The Board also oversees the LEP’s...

Jobs fair to help South West employers tackle talent shortage

Local businesses are invited to attend a free virtual jobs fair on Tuesday 22nd November 2022, 10am - 2pm to connect with local adults who have recently completed a Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamp.

Train4Tomorrow digital and technical Skills Bootcamps, delivered by Devon County Council , provide a solution to the region’s recruitment challenges by training employed, self-employed and...

UK Tech Training business teams up with Premier League football star to deliver funded tech training to Somerset and Dorset

BIT Training, has today announced their partnership with ex-Premier League football player Brian Deane to deliver free IT and Cyber Security training, as part of the government-funded Skills Bootcamps initiative.

The scheme is run by Somerset County Council and Dorset County Council, under the Skills for Life programme, and funded by the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund...

Heart of the South West LEP award £2m in funding for digital skills and business support

The Heart of the South West LEP have today announced that they have awarded funding for two new programmes providing digital skills and digital business support in the Heart of the South West region.

The Digital Skills Programme will be delivered through Devon County Council , and the Digital Skills Utilisation Programme will be delivered through Devon County Council and the Heart of...

New apprenticeship launched by Barnstaple builders merchant

RGB Building Supplies has launched a new apprenticeship programme helping to bring young people into the builders merchant industry.

One of the new branch operative apprentices will be based at RGB in Barnstaple and will learn all aspects of the industry, including managing stock, raising quotes, assisting customers, processing orders, liaising with suppliers and completing paperwork....