Business Training Events

There are a wealth of training and networking events held throughout the District and in Essex that offer information on Funding, Business Growth and Training opportunities that are either free or heavily subsidised.

Funded Training Available to Businesses in Tendring

Businesses in Tendring have the opportunity to sign up for funded training to help improve the skills of their staff, offered through WS Training and BEST Growth Hub, at a fraction of the normal cost due to Government financial support.

WS Training has delivered a quality service in the East of England for more than 20 years with experts in the field. It is working in partnership with Ixion and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership to back-up those in the labour market by increasing skill levels, leading to an improvement in productivity through a growing and dynamic workforce.

Some courses are free and others are highly discounted. Each company is able to attend a maximum of 21 hours of face to face workshops, or as many online workshops as they wish.

Giles Watling, Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said it is a fantastic opportunity which he hopes businesses will make the most of.

“The cost of training staff can often be pushed lower down the pecking order in a budget,” he said. “So these workshop programmes are absolutely ideal for those who want to train their staff without putting a large dent in the budget."

Anyone wanting further information should contact or call 01255 686139

The Best Growth Hub aims to help your business to identify and realise its potential with free business support for growth. It provides a focal point for businesses that are looking to increase their competitiveness and grow, it offers a great choice of advice, training, networking and more, all tailored to your needs. They regularly hold events which may be of use to local Tendring businesses. For more information visit their events webpage.

HM Revenue & Customs also offer a range of business advice open days for all types of businesses that will give you:

  • access to seminars covering a wide range of topics useful for existing businesses and start-ups
  • practical, face to face advice on various matters including tax and how to avoid penalties
  • help with online services from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • advice on various matters including tax
  • business advice from government organisations
  • advice from other partner organisations
  • advice on how to register your activities with HMRC
  • manage the changes needed as your business grows - such as taking on staff 
  • and know where to go for further help and support in the future.

All events are free and there are no commercial exhibitors - so you will only obtain advice, help and support from government-backed organisations. For more information visit the HMRC website.


Last updated on: 08/12/2017 - 10:43