COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to clean workplaces safely
What you need to know about keeping your place of work safe from COVID-19
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Published 29 March 2020
Why effective communication is so hard, but so important right now (and some he...
For those of us who manage a business, responsible for people in work, this is a really complicated crisis, made harder by the need to use technology ...
Coronavirus: should your business opt for alternative dispute resolution?
Leading Commercial Litigation lawyer in Swindon, Caroline Watson, provides an overview of the options available to those who are facing disputes in th...
Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
A simple guide to working from home
Stay sane, fit and healthy when you have to work from your home environment
Crisis Communication and Management Templates
Manage, plan for, and communicate during your corporate crises with these crisis management plan templates.
Business Continuity Planning
This article explains how to make a continuity plan to ensure that a business can operate as effectively as possible if a serious incident occurs.
Construction Industry Scheme
What is the Construction Industry Scheme, how does it work and who does it effect?
Work Hacks – Microsoft Teams
Does anyone else find it really annoying when your colleagues clog up your inbox with replies saying a short ‘thanks’ or ‘okay cool’?
Free Social Media Marketing Calendar that will Save you Time
Get access to a free social media calendar template, to save your small business time.
The Benefits of Magento 2
All in all, there’s no doubt that the performance of Magento 2 is much better than Magento 1. With Magento 1 to 2 migration, the e-commerce store’s po...
Manufacturing : The Future Workforce - reversing the decline to be fit for Indus...
Manufacturing delivers 10% GVA, 45% of exports, 1-in-5 inward investments, accounts for most R&D and employs 2.7 million people, but must revolutionis...
People Development: Engaging with your Employees to retain them during market ch...
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vital role in retaining them.
Sources of Finance for Starting a Business
Is the start of 2020 the start of a new business for you? If so you’ll need to know how to finance it.
Top 10 Tips for Retaining Your Employees - Imagine Employee Retention Being Wors...
Mindset characteristics such as positive perception, determination and resilience play a big role in career performance and achievement.
guide
Apply for more time to file your company’s accounts
How to request an extension to your Companies House filing deadline if an unplanned event stops you filing your accounts.
COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to clean workplaces safely
What you need to know about keeping your place of work safe from COVID-19
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Published 29 March 2020
Why effective communication is so hard, but so important right now (and some he...
For those of us who manage a business, responsible for people in work, this is a really complicated crisis, made harder by the need to use technology ...
Coronavirus: should your business opt for alternative dispute resolution?
Leading Commercial Litigation lawyer in Swindon, Caroline Watson, provides an overview of the options available to those who are facing disputes in th...
Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
A simple guide to working from home
Stay sane, fit and healthy when you have to work from your home environment
Crisis Communication and Management Templates
Manage, plan for, and communicate during your corporate crises with these crisis management plan templates.
Business Continuity Planning
This article explains how to make a continuity plan to ensure that a business can operate as effectively as possible if a serious incident occurs.
Construction Industry Scheme
What is the Construction Industry Scheme, how does it work and who does it effect?
Work Hacks – Microsoft Teams
Does anyone else find it really annoying when your colleagues clog up your inbox with replies saying a short ‘thanks’ or ‘okay cool’?
Free Social Media Marketing Calendar that will Save you Time
Get access to a free social media calendar template, to save your small business time.
The Benefits of Magento 2
All in all, there’s no doubt that the performance of Magento 2 is much better than Magento 1. With Magento 1 to 2 migration, the e-commerce store’s po...
Manufacturing : The Future Workforce - reversing the decline to be fit for Indus...
Manufacturing delivers 10% GVA, 45% of exports, 1-in-5 inward investments, accounts for most R&D and employs 2.7 million people, but must revolutionis...
People Development: Engaging with your Employees to retain them during market ch...
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vital role in retaining them.
Sources of Finance for Starting a Business
Is the start of 2020 the start of a new business for you? If so you’ll need to know how to finance it.
Top 10 Tips for Retaining Your Employees - Imagine Employee Retention Being Wors...
Mindset characteristics such as positive perception, determination and resilience play a big role in career performance and achievement.
guide
Apply for more time to file your company’s accounts
How to request an extension to your Companies House filing deadline if an unplanned event stops you filing your accounts.
SWLEP's Higher Futures launches Digisheds to tackle the digital skills gap
Higher Futures are delighted to announce the launch of Digisheds in Swindon this summer. Employers and potential learners are now invited to get invol...
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
Putting self-development at the top of your to-do list
With the dawn of new technology, you would expect to have more time on your hands but in reality many people are reporting feeling "time-starved". How...
Blog – Degree Apprenticeships – A New Route
Over the last few days the press has been full of news on tuition fees and the associated repayment. Whilst the combined impact of freezing fees and a...
Blog – Building Bridges In Work Support
Following on from our first blog describing the support given to individuals to help them address the challenges that may have impacted on their readi...
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Apprenticeships for Small Business
This guide provides an overview of apprenticeships for small business and describes the benefits to business and apprentices.
Is that just a rumble or are the wheels coming off?
Being too busy to plan, turning a blind eye to communication problems or not having the support of your team are serious risks. Here are some proven...
CDI Certificate in Careers Leadership
New qualification for teachers in schools and colleges to support young people in career development
£80million fund to help SMEs engage in apprenticeships
A short article about the Chancellor's Spring Statement around funding for small and medium sized businesses to help them engage with apprenticeships.
Think your business is too small to hire an apprentice? Think again!
Bristol-based Dial A Geek is one of a growing number of small businesses in the UK expanding their team through apprenticeships.
Wiltshire College - Courses for Businesses
Wiltshire College offer a wide variety of courses for your staff from management to health and safety.
Wiltshire College Apprenticeships
Wiltshire College offer apprenticeship provision in more than 30 areas across Wiltshire and neighbouring counties.
Dyslexia and design - Article from The Design Council
Is Dyslexia a weakness or a strength? Designers discuss how they feel dyslexia enables them to think differently
Essential Business Skills
Successful business leaders care for their people, providing opportunities to grow and develop. Successful business leaders need to know those skill s...
Higher Futures now offer free, short, online courses with leading Universities t...
Future learn offer free online courses on hundreds of different subjects! Join other learners online from around the world and meet educators from top...
Blog – your opportunity to help develop the hidden workforce
Building Bridges ~ your opportunity to help develop the hidden workforce
Blog – employers how are you supporting the parents in your workforce?
A recently released article by People Management reveals that 34% of working parents feel that balancing work with family life takes a toll on their m...
Blog – Apprentice Stories
During recent weeks the Routes to Employment team at Wiltshire Council have been out and about meeting young people from businesses across the county ...
Why Businesses use Coaching and Mentoring
The uses of coaching and mentoring to support business owners
case study
Higher Futures, Learning and Development, using a love of the past to go forward...
Help for Heroes
Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA - Level 6)
A Bristol UWE Course developed to provide the graduate-level leadership skills your business needs, the CMDA is a new way of investing in your workfor...
Swindon Borough Council
Identifying the most suitable provider to deliver the ‘Future Leaders Programme’
Porton Biopharma
Support and development opportunities for new and existing managers.
case study
Help For Heroes
Rob left the army and with support, secured a place at Winchester University to study archaeology. Read Rob's story on his road to discovering purpose...
COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
How to clean workplaces safely
What you need to know about keeping your place of work safe from COVID-19
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do
Published 29 March 2020
Why effective communication is so hard, but so important right now (and some he...
For those of us who manage a business, responsible for people in work, this is a really complicated crisis, made harder by the need to use technology ...
Coronavirus: should your business opt for alternative dispute resolution?
Leading Commercial Litigation lawyer in Swindon, Caroline Watson, provides an overview of the options available to those who are facing disputes in th...
Becoming an Ebay trader
Moving to a digital shop front can help with the downturn for all retailers at this present time.
Social Media for Business
'Social media' is the general term used to describe websites, apps and platforms whose users can create, submit and share content or participate in so...
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
A simple guide to working from home
Stay sane, fit and healthy when you have to work from your home environment
Crisis Communication and Management Templates
Manage, plan for, and communicate during your corporate crises with these crisis management plan templates.
Business Continuity Planning
This article explains how to make a continuity plan to ensure that a business can operate as effectively as possible if a serious incident occurs.
Construction Industry Scheme
What is the Construction Industry Scheme, how does it work and who does it effect?
Work Hacks – Microsoft Teams
Does anyone else find it really annoying when your colleagues clog up your inbox with replies saying a short ‘thanks’ or ‘okay cool’?
Free Social Media Marketing Calendar that will Save you Time
Get access to a free social media calendar template, to save your small business time.
The Benefits of Magento 2
All in all, there’s no doubt that the performance of Magento 2 is much better than Magento 1. With Magento 1 to 2 migration, the e-commerce store’s po...
Manufacturing : The Future Workforce - reversing the decline to be fit for Indus...
Manufacturing delivers 10% GVA, 45% of exports, 1-in-5 inward investments, accounts for most R&D and employs 2.7 million people, but must revolutionis...
People Development: Engaging with your Employees to retain them during market ch...
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vital role in retaining them.
Sources of Finance for Starting a Business
Is the start of 2020 the start of a new business for you? If so you’ll need to know how to finance it.
Top 10 Tips for Retaining Your Employees - Imagine Employee Retention Being Wors...
Mindset characteristics such as positive perception, determination and resilience play a big role in career performance and achievement.
guide
Apply for more time to file your company’s accounts
How to request an extension to your Companies House filing deadline if an unplanned event stops you filing your accounts.

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