The commercial world is changing fast and it is opening up a skills gap that is hurting UK business. It is why there is a wide range of support available to businesses in the Black Country that recognise the need to help their management teams and employees gain valuable new skills.

The Black Country Skills Factory offers free, bite-sized courses to businesses on a range of topics. Working closely with local training providers and colleges they have developed an extensive portfolio, from Health & Safety and SolidWorks to Team Leader Training and Pumping Fundamentals.

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If your employees require more in-depth training, fully funded support is available to Black Country SMEs through the Skills Support for the Workforce project.

They will work with you to identify skills gaps in your business and recommend tailored training plans which will give your workforce the skills needed for your business to flourish and grow. And it’s all free, not just the advice, but the training too. Find out more at

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There is a wide network of training providers offering a variety of training programmes to Black Country businesses and individuals, including the University of Wolverhampton, numerous colleges and individual coaches, all ready to help support your business.

There are also providers offering leadership and management training to help fast-growing businesses manage change more effectively and prepare the future leaders of the business.

The Black Country Growth Hub’s experienced business support officers are waiting to explain all the support that’s available to you and your business. We really do want you to succeed, grow your business, create jobs and increase the economic strength of the region, so please get in touch today and put us to the test.


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