Do you have a business plan for growth but need to ensure your workforce have the right skills to deliver this? Put in place a skills plan to make sure you are equipping them to support the next stage of your business’ evolution.

There are lots of resources and partners available to help you plan this and provide support with training.

Skills for Growth

This Skills Development Scotland service offers a skills diagnostic service for your business. Contact Lesley Begg on 01563 557 223.

Making Your Business Our Business

Ayrshire College offer a wide range of training and development courses across all business sectors.

Contact businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk or phone 01292 293457.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Flexible Workforce Development Fund is available to Apprenticeship Levy paying employers whether public, private or third sector, you may be eligible to apply to the fund to meet your skills gaps if your wage bill exceeds £3million.

Contact businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk or phone 01292 293457.

Business Mentoring

If you want to grow or develop your business, then who better to encourage and support you than someone who has already made that journey? Contact the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Mentoring team on 01292 678666.

Scot Grad

Scot Grad provides help for your business in sourcing talented graduates and students to help achieve growth in your business. Call the helpline on 0300 013 3313.

Scottish Enterprise

Can your business benefit from the annual leadership programmes on offer? If you’re looking to develop your supervisory and management team to deliver its full potential, these modular courses focus on:

  • developing leadership essentials
  • managing people for growth
  • workplace innovation

Workplace Innovation Fund

Get up to £5000 funding to allow you to introduce new and innovative workplace practices.

For more information, please contact 0300 013 3385.

I found the leadership course fantastic! With the tools the Leadership Essential course have given us, I feel we have a clear and defined strategy for this year. I have set in place a plan on how to deliver against our strategy and feel excited and positive about the outcomes and improved KPIs we hope to achieve this year.

Susan Lightbody, Opus Couture