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Employment and Training Advice, Employment Schemes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

There are many different types of staff that can benefit your business from temporary employees to contract and permanent team members. Due to the constant development of your business and your professional team, you’ll probably need new staff at several stages, which will require some thought.

Finding the right people is vital as making well-planned appointments can transform and grow your business. Recruiting wisely will bring in expertise that you may lack yourself and will allow you to delegate certain tasks to individuals with the relevant skills,  simultaneously lightening your workload whilst increasing business

Aside from deciding what kind of person you’re looking for and finding them, there are some other factors, including legal obligations, to consider when employing someone for the first time.

We’ll guide you through the simple steps you need to take to propel your business to the next level.

Employing staff

Planning for the future with employment & training

The best people will be attracted to your company and more likely to stay if you provide opportunities for training and development, including apprenticeships.

Finding the most appropriate training courses for your team is time well spent, and the good news is that you may well be eligible for financial support for this and offer Employment and Training Advice in Cambridgeshire.

Keeping your own skills up-to-date is just as important. If you’re managing people for the first time, getting external training could make you not just good at managing a business, but also a great manager who people want to work for. This is really important for staff retention.

You can find out more about training courses and workshops in your local area here.

Meet the team

Chris George<br />
Growth Hub Manager

Chris George

Growth Hub Manager

Chris is an experienced professional with over 30 years knowledge and experience in sales and marketing in the public sector along with 15 years working for two mainstream automotive manufacturers in the sub 10,000 fleet. Delivered sustainable change in a vast range of industries, whilst constantly updating and developing core competencies and knowledge.

Working in the Local Authority sector for the last 15 years has resulted in Chris turning around failing territories to becoming some of the best performing areas in the country, with excellent stakeholder engagement and a passion for premium delivery. Outside of work, Chris is a keen gardener, and also likes property restoration and reading.

Ashleigh Jackson<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Ashleigh Jackson

Growth Hub Business Advisor

A proven senior influencer and sales professional with more than 25 years’ experience in brand building and driving category growth within the private sector.

“I have a strong research background, alongside vast experience in sponsorship and corporate events management.

My work has initiated good working partnerships with many Local Authorities across Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London. I have also worked with many multi-national brands including KPMG, Barclays, EasyJet, Kingston Smith LLP, London Stansted Airport, Morgan Sindall and Heineken. I’m proud to be able to enhance on the work we do here at the CPCA Growth Hub and build on many success stories.

Away from the business, health and fitness is important to me, being in the great outdoors, and enjoying fun times and relaxation with family and friends”.

Stuart Thomas<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart Thomas

Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart is a former small business owner and former Business Link Advisor and has also worked as a project manager for an international IT company, overseeing a large number of IT projects for large corporate enterprises, as well as large public sector organisations.

Stuart has served as a director for an international timber trading company and has also been a director of a local independent radio station, where he mentored a number of new staff. Prior to this he spent time as a secondary school teacher, teaching IT and business studies at both GCSE and A level.

Liana Sannah Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana Sannah

Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana is an experienced professional with over 15 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant. Liana has previously been employed by Warner bros, Daily Mirror, Aviva and AXA. These roles have given her a wide range of skills and in a vast range of industries.

Liana has been working in the Local Authority sector for almost three years, as a Growth hub advisor and producing the Monthly BEIS report. In her leisure time, Liana enjoys cooking, interior design and watching movies.