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<br /> At the heart of business growth in Cumbria<br /> SPECIAL EDITION<br /> Profiting<br /> through<br /> Skills<br /> How workforce development<br /> and apprenticeships are helping<br /> Cumbria become the fastest<br /> growing region in the UK. <br /> Seizing the opportunity page 3 • The link between skills and business success page 7<br /> “SME and business growth in Cumbria<br /> will be underpinned by the right skills<br /> and qualifications of the local workforce.<br /> The funded training and apprenticeship<br /> opportunities available through the<br /> Growth Hub will ensure that skills<br /> training provision meets the future needs<br /> of employers throughout the county.”<br /> Rob Johnston MBE FCIM<br /> Rob Johnston MBE FCIM,<br /> Chief Executive,<br /> Cumbria Chamber of Commerce<br /> rob@cumbriachamber.co.uk<br /> Foreword<br /> Welcome to this special edition of The Hub magazine which focuses<a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=1"> At the heart of business growth in Cumbria SPECIA</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=2"> “SME and business growth in Cumbria will be under</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=3"> Rob Johnston MBE FCIM, </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=4"> COVER STORY </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=5"> Seizing the Opportunity A substantial fund is no</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=6"> “What this new initiative provides is specific fu</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=7"> “Employers should see this as ‘a once in a lifeti</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=8"> A Sound Investment The link between skills develo</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=9"> “Business is all about profit. If you’re in busin</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=10"> This though is only part of the story. Studies al</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=11"> 80% of businesses who invest in apprenticeships r</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=12"> CASE STUDY The People Factor Why Castle Green H</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=13"> ople</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=14"> “We aim to get beyond specific essential courses a</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=15"> Ben Mayou General Manager, Castle Green Hotel “</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=16"> CASE STUDY A unique approach to skills developme</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=17"> C “There really isn’t any downside, because train</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=18"> There are currently 24 staff enrolled on various </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=19"> “The distance learning aspect particularly suits </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=20"> CASE STUDY Planning Ahead Why taking a proactiv</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=21"> 21</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=22"> “For the more technical qualifications we use the </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=23"> While the team at Dodd & Co works closely with Ca</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=24"> 24 Mike Smith OBE, CEO, Gen2</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=25"> Skills Closing the Skills Gap CASE STUDY </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=26"> “We will do what we have always done, and that is</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=27"> The link with City & Guilds puts Gen2 in prime po</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=28"> CASE STUDY levels Taken to new H&H Group joi</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=29"> “The job will involve dealing with everyone from </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=30"> “H&H have a very clear idea of what they want and</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=31"> “In other words, it provides an ideal grounding,”</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=32"> Neil Robinson Director, Tyson H Burridge</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=33"> CASE STUDY Road Skills Forming a partnership </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=34"> “The training we deliver is based on business nee</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=35"> “The requirements are quite wide-ranging,” he say</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=36"> CASE STUDY Let’s bake As Bells of Lazonby has di</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=37"> ake</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=38"> To address the problem, Bells has been working cl</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=39"> “It is in the schools’ interest to keep people on</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=40"> “A lot of employers in Cumbria are SMEs, and we n</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=41"> CASE STUDY Cumbria LEP is fully committed to del</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=42"> “The qualification base in Cumbria has already cha</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=43"> Craig Ivison Head of Employment & Skills, Cumbria</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=44"> Mi 44 Courtney Curr, Trainee Advisor, MIND</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=45"> CASE STUDY The importance of cooperation </a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=46"> “Courtney’s progress with the support of her empl</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=47"> “What you have to remember is that during the war</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=48"> CASE STUDY Power As Suzi Smith discovered, having</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=49"> Having started from scratch, building the busines</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=50"> Manufacturing talent Turning around a loss making</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=51"> John Coughlan is passionate about training. Indee</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=52"> Back at the plant, each trainee is paired up with</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=53"> “You can spend millions on new equipment but with</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=54"> CASE STUDY Star Quality Georgina Stalk</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=55"> TSP Engineering has a proud tradition of nurturin</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=56"> FEATURE STORY Delivering a large scale skills con</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=57"> ork.. “All of the partners at The Edge are work</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=58"> It was set up initially in 2013 to facilitate a t</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=59"> Between now and July 2018 The Edge partnership wi</a> <a title="The Hub emagazine 2017 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5d184322?page=60"> Turn your bright sparks into a skilled workforce </a>