Chesterfield businesses are upskilling for free

Vernon Tolson, business development officer at The Source Skills Academy,  at the workshop with, from left, Sammy Hodgkiss (Weightron Bilanciai), Katrina Simmons (Peak Pipe Systems), Amy Wright (MSK Ingredients), and Anne Burton.Vernon Tolson, business development officer at The Source Skills Academy,  at the workshop with, from left, Sammy Hodgkiss (Weightron Bilanciai), Katrina Simmons (Peak Pipe Systems), Amy Wright (MSK Ingredients), and Anne Burton.
Vernon Tolson, business development officer at The Source Skills Academy, at the workshop with, from left, Sammy Hodgkiss (Weightron Bilanciai), Katrina Simmons (Peak Pipe Systems), Amy Wright (MSK Ingredients), and Anne Burton. | Other 3rd Party
Three prominent Chesterfield businesses are up-skilling their management teams with thousands of pounds-worth of training - for free, thanks to a Government scheme.

The Skills Support for the Workforce Programme supports SMEs to flourish with free courses to boost workforce skills.

Peak Pipe Systems, ControlPoint Ltd and Weightron Bilancia have all used the course which is delivered by The Source Skills Academy in Sheffield.

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Five team leaders from Sheepbridge-based MSK Ingredients are also upskilling.

With Chesterfield business coach and author Anne Burton at the helm, the training is worth up to £600 per person.

ControlPoint hosted the workshops at its Chesterfield site.Laura Chapman, HR manager at Peak Pipe Systems, commented: “We realised this was a fantastic opportunity and as Chesterfield Champions, we were delighted to support other local businesses by hosting the training.”

Chesterfield has been designated a priority area in the Sheffield City Region’s delivery of the programme, which is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Dale Robinson, business development director at The Source, said: “We are helping Chesterfield SMEs grow by enabling them to develop their people at no cost

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