Skills for our businesses
Posted by John Howell, MP for Henley, at 12:07, Mon 14 May 2012:
At the beginning of May I held a workshop in Henley for local businesses. This was the fifth workshop I had held in the constituency for businesses to help them when times are tough. With the help of experts from the Oxfordshire LEP, FSB and The Henley College we were able to set out the considerable skills training, apprenticeships and funding that the Government has made available.
Most of our local businesses are small and medium sized. In businesses of these sizes you often have to be 'head cook and bottle washer.' An interesting suggestion was therefore that there should be a general business skills apprenticeship and training aimed at running a small business. What do you think of the idea?