Management, leadership and staff development
Looking to improve the skills of your staff? Our funded programmes grant SMEs access to services and expertise designed to provide businesses the tools to develop their workforce.
Improve your management and leadership skills
We can assist your workforce and leadership. Areas of expertise include:
- human resource management
- selling and pitching
- access to finance and alternative revenue streams
- business strategy and processes
Contact the Innovation Management and Leadership hub for more information.
Develop junior members of staff
The Innovation Community Lab (ICL) is a 30-hour course designed to build knowledge and skills, develop confidence and leadership potential in junior staff.
We run two cohorts a year: January to June, and July to December.
The programme is offered to eligible SMEs in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area.
Please contact us to book onto the programme.
ICL had improved my confidence to pitch ideas, developed new ways of working and supporting more collaborative approach.
Jessica Marsden, BYG Systems
Professional development courses and apprenticeships
Nottingham Trent University offers a range of support to businesses looking to develop their workforce and improve their skills.
- Professional and short courses - a wide range of public and bespoke courses for all sectors
- Higher and graduate apprenticeships - the government funds 90% of training costs for SMEs
Find out more about workforce development at NTU.
Supporting Debbie Bryan Ltd
Debbie Bryan Ltd accessed funded SME support through NTU's Enabling Innovation programme. The company was able to funding to recruit graduate talent within their organisation and attend a variety of finance and funding workshops with the Nottingham Business School.
The business also enrolled a graduate in their business into the Innovation Community Lab run by the Talent for Innovation team, to introduce and implement innovation into their organisation
We have used these workshops and mentoring programme to develop and support my role as the business owner, and to support me in developing the team’s training and responsibilities. This has played a big part in sustaining jobs and broadening our ambitions for us as a business and as individuals.
Debbie Bryan, Owner, Debbie Bryan Limited