Welcome to the latest edition of our South and Vale Business Support newsletter!
Join thousands of UK businesses tackling climate change
Businesses of all sizes around the UK are committing to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet. The UK government has partnered with business owners and respected climate groups to help you join them today.
No matter how small your business or what industry you’re in, your commitment could make a real difference – to the planet, to your customers and to your running costs.
Even the smallest businesses produce carbon emissions – it could be through your building, your vehicles or your supply chain.
Netwalking is the new active alternative to traditional indoor business networking. The Natural Netwalks aim to get business owners, professionals and employees walking and talking together to create new connections.
And for the entire month of July, the walks are free of charge.
Amazon announces £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses upskill their workforces
Amazon is launching a £2.5m Apprenticeship Fund as part of an ongoing commitment to support career opportunities and skills development across England. The Fund will help small businesses, creative industry partners and Amazon Web Services customers by funding more than 200 new apprenticeships.
By using the company’s Apprenticeship Levy to support small businesses selling on Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers and smaller creative industry partners, these organisations will be able to upskill their workforce by taking on their own dedicated apprentices.