NE-Ambition
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It has never been more essential to invest in our teams. With 60% of employers reported to be experiencing skills shortages, upskilling is a priority for many business owners.

We are very pleased to bring you details about North East Ambition, a programme that is giving small business owners access to free and impartial advice on upskilling and training their workforces.

The programme, which is part funded by the European Social Fund, provides free, one-to-one advice from a specialist skills facilitator who will work with you to develop a plan for your business, making sure that you can access the skills you need, now and in the future. They will assist you to:

  • Understand the skills needs of your team and develop a bespoke action plan 
  • Identify the most appropriate skills and employment programmes to support you in hiring new recruits or upskilling your current workforce
  • Find specific training courses and a trusted training provider
  • Advise on the funding options available
  • Grow your network and connect with other local businesses
  • Build partnerships with schools and colleges, giving your business access to future talent

Who can apply?

The programme is open to North East based small businesses in any sector with 1-250 employees and a turnover of less than €50m.

This video provides an excellent overview, including an interview with a business that has benefitted greatly from its involvement with the North East Ambition programme.

How to apply

For further information and to apply:

About the Author

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Martin Johnson

Partner
With expertise in advising family-owned companies on a range of tax, accountancy and business issues, Martin also has an in-depth knowledge of the automotive and property sectors. In addition, he provides advice on inheritance tax planning and financial management to owner-managed businesses.  Martin leads the firm in developing its expertise in the buy-to-let sector, advising both residential and commercial property owners on relevant tax and legislation issues. A further element to Martin’s role is to build Torgersens’ relationships with banks, financial advisors and specialists in commercial and employment law to ensure that the firm’s clients have access to market-leading guidance.  

To get in touch please e-mail martin.johnson@torgersens.com.

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