training

13 Nov 2015
There are more than five million managers in the UK today - each one managing everything from budgets and policies to the most important resource of all - people. It’s a tough and pressurised job and a difficult one to get right. That’s why businesswoman Anita Bickerdike, owner of Shrewsbury-based consultancy Positive Intention, has taken it upon herself to give managers across Shropshire a...
19 Oct 2015
Significant changes to childcare qualifications are fuelling fears among nursery providers of a major skills shortage. It comes at a time when nurseries claim they are already feeling the pressure and struggling to find good quality new recruits. Penny Hustwick, owner of the ABC Day Nursery chain in Telford, Shropshire, said: “We welcome the fact that students aiming for level three Early...
19 Oct 2015
A new workshop designed to equip business leaders with efficient and effective management skills to boost productivity and performance is to be held in Shropshire. The public workshop focusing on Key Management Skills will be held on December 8, at Meeting Point House in Telford. It will be run by business coach Anita Bickerdike, managing director of Shrewsbury-based people development...
30 Sep 2015
Shropshire Chamber of Commerce is continuing to enhance the services it provides to members by partnering with a leading training provider to offer comprehensive professional and personal development skills. The organisation has teamed up with e-Careers to offer a full suite of online training courses aimed at staff and team leaders who wish to stay ahead of competitors and learn new skills...
23 Sep 2015
Shropshire construction companies are being urged to embrace the digital revolution and put themselves ahead of the game to win lucrative government contracts. The advice comes from county businesswoman Anita Bickerdike who fears some companies within the industry may be reluctant to use new technologies in particular Business Information Modelling or BIM. She said: “Next year it will become...
08 Sep 2015
A range of courses to enhance business development and increase employee skills and knowledge are on offer for Shropshire organisations. Run by Caradoc Medical Services the training sessions will take place at the conference centre in Longbow Close, Shrewsbury. Among the courses available are basic, intermediate and advanced Powerpoint, Word and Excel training, project management, problem solving...
07 Sep 2015
After over 20 years of being based at The Hollies, Sutton Road, County Training have relocated head office to the Shirehall and The Gateway Education & Arts Centre, Shrewsbury. The relocation was complete in August 2015, enabling County Training to cater to the needs of the ever changing labour market. Moving from The Hollies has seen employees move into other more appropriate County Training...
20 Aug 2015
Shropshire businesses are being urged to plan ahead and create more skilled jobs to prevent new graduate skills from being “wasted”. The call comes after a new report found the majority of university graduates are working in jobs that do not require a degree and concerns that graduate numbers have now out-stripped the creation of high-skilled jobs. Anita Bickerdike, owner of Shrewsbury-based...
18 Jun 2015
Shropshire businesses aiming for future growth and success should be investing in training to help “grow their own” employees. That was the advice given to business leaders attending the first COGS Conference on Monday (June 15) at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Key speaker Anita Bickerdike, managing director of Shrewsbury-based Positive Intention, said all businesses, large and small, needed to...
21 May 2015
Two of the region’s top digital marketing speakers are to talk to businesses in Shropshire next month as part of Carafair 2015. Amanda Dodd, a leader in the field of digital marketing in the northwest, will be visiting the county on June 3rd to speak at the Carafair at Shrewsbury Town Football Club on the ‘Future of Social’. The free event will also welcome online marketing expert and Google...
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