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Employment and Training Advice Cambridgeshire

British Chambers of Commerce
The Chamber Skills Network – part of the BCC Network – is one of the largest providers of both Government-funded and commercial Skills Development Services to UK businesses. Every year, the Chamber Skills Network:

  • trains more than 200,000 people
  • has more than 18,000 learners on work-based learning programmes
  • delivers more than 6,000 training courses nationwide

Our local Chambers of Commerce offer a wide variety of training and development opportunities that can make a real difference to start-ups and SMEs. From short courses to longer programmes culminating in a recognised qualification, and from training programmes designed around your needs to help with recruiting Apprentices, the Chambers can help.

Menta – The Suffolk Enterprise Agency
The Menta team can help if you’re thinking of starting up a business in Suffolk or already have an existing company and you want free, impartial advice on the best ways to manage and grow.

As entrepreneurs and business owners themselves, their team of Business Advisors have first-hand knowledge of the issues you’re facing.

NWES – Business Support Programme

NWES help to support pre-start, start-up and growing businesses to achieve their aims. Offering business advice, training, finance and mentoring support the team are running a pilot business support programme for CPCA Growth Hub to support businesses with a desire to grow. Find out more here.

Business support in our area

The following are examples of other local business, networking and membership organisations that can help:

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