LEP helps upskill Stage One staff

LEP helps upskill Stage One staff

A grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is helping creative construction and manufacturing firm Stage One upskill its staff.

Over 1,000 people in the Leeds City Region have now benefitted from LEP funding put in place to support training.

Among them are staff at the Tockwith-based firm, which has successfully applied for £18,000 to invest in training.

The training, which is being delivered to 25 members of staff, will enhance the skills and expertise of their management teams and improve efficiency levels through better management practice. 

LEP board member and skills service lead, Mark Ridgway, said: “With grants of between £500 and £50,000 available to put towards training, businesses have the opportunity to work with a team of expert skills advisors, discuss their long term growth plans and skills needs, and put together a robust training plan for their staff.

“We are delighted to have been able to assist Stage One Creative Services, a real innovator in its specialist field and we want to help them stay that way.

“Offering a comprehensive service to businesses, the LEP’s team of advisors support employers to tackle paperwork, source appropriate training provision and submit an application for funding.

"The LEP is dedicated to ensuring local businesses primed for growth have the skills to succeed.”

As part of the LEP’s wider ambitions to invest in business growth, the skills service can support up to 50% of training costs for eligible businesses throughout the Leeds City Region.