Heavily subsidised course available to Dorset businesses
Small and medium sized Dorset businesses are being invited to book their place on a heavily subsidised course.
Bournemouth University Business School is to deliver the government-backed ‘Help to Grow: Management’ course.
Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, it includes 50 hours of in-depth training and 1:1 business mentoring to help businesses grow and innovate.
The 12-week programme starts on November 23 and is 90 per cent subsidised by the government.
As a result it costs only £750.
Businesses can take part around existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.
Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices.
By the end of the programme, attendees will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow revenue.
There will also be opportunities to hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.
Paul Scully, Small Business Minister, pictured right, said: “Seizing opportunity is what being a business leader is all about.
“Our Help to Grow Management Scheme gives entrepreneurs the chance to access the very best advice on how to innovate, reach new customers and boost profits.”
To find out more about the course, and book your place, please click here.
Creditplus accelerates growth with Head of Sales appointment
Craig Clapham, former Head of Business at Volkswagen, has joined Poole-based Creditplus as Head of Sales.
He brings nearly three decades of motoring experience, including 17 years at Volkswagen.
Craig, pictured, started in the automotive industry at the age of 16.
His 29 year career has included working with manufacturers including Citroen, Vauxhall, Audi, BMW, and Mini.
Craig’s new position at Creditplus will see him lead an experienced team of finance consultants and vehicle specialists.
He said: “Having worked for franchised dealer groups for almost 30 years, the opportunity to join Creditplus – an online business with no physical forecourt – feels new and exciting.
“I’m looking forward to sharing the wealth of knowledge I’ve acquired over that time and meeting the great people who have built Creditplus over the last 17 years.”
Shaun Armstrong, Co-Founder of Creditplus, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Craig to the Creditplus management team.
“His experience in the franchised automotive industry will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the business and deliver on our mission of being the easy way to get your car and finance online.”
Craig’s appointment comes as Creditplus, a leading UK car & finance provider founded in 2004, is seeing strong growth in its online vehicle sales.
TDSi shortlisted in Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2021
TDSi, the Poole-based integrated security manufacturer, has been shortlisted in the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2021 for ‘Security Software Manufacturer of the Year’.
The company’s entry is centred around its market-leading GARDiS access control software.
A panel of industry experts are judging the awards with the strict entry criteria including evidence of standout products and developments launched since July 2020.
John Davies, TDSi Managing Director, pictured left, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards, which annually recognise key contributions to the development and evolution of the industry.
“Our GARDiS software represents a significant step change in access control management, a solution that not only integrates directly with our GARDiS hardware range, but also a wide variety of third-party security and wider business systems.
“It is based around a highly agile cloud-hosted architecture, enabling it to be quickly and easily installed and managed on virtually any web-enabled device, without sacrificing the highest levels of protection from hackers.”
The results of the Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2021 will be announced on Tuesday November 23 at a gala event at the London Hilton on Park Lane.