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Funding available for leaders of social enterprises

Stephen Smith, CEO of EMB Ltd, the leading enterprise and economic development company that delivers a range of business improvement services, has welcomed Skills Minister John Hayes's recent announcement about the new package of support being made available to support social enterprises.

"The Coalition Government recognises the vitally important role that social enterprises play in building a better society and a stronger economy, and is committed to helping this sector grow even bigger."

Through funding being made available by the Skills Funding Agency to the Leadership and Management Advisory Service, delivered locally by EMB Ltd, senior leaders of local social enterprises and businesses now have a great opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills.

Currently, around 13,000 social enterprises and small and medium sized businesses look set to benefit from the match funded grant being offered by the Leadership and Management Advisory Service, as part of a drive to stimulate innovation and employment, boosting the economy and creating a bigger, more cohesive society. 

Stephen Smith continues, "As the lead organisation responsible for delivering business improvement services right across Central England, we hope that many social enterprises and businesses in the local area will make the most of this exciting initiative."  

The match funded grant of up to £1,000 is available to be spent on leadership training and coaching to help organisations grow, improve their productivity and competitiveness.
The programme also includes a free consultation with an expert Advisor before the training commences, as well as free follow-up support to discuss the impact of training and to identify any further skills needs.

Stephen Smith concludes: "It is proven that effective leadership can make the difference between survival and growth, and this fund will give vital support to keen, forward-thinking local entrepreneurs. We recognise that social enterprises are becoming an increasingly valuable part of our economy and we are delighted to offer this brand new package of support to help them grow."

The fund is promoted directly to local social enterprises and businesses by the regional Leadership and Management Advisory Service. For more information, call 0845 894 8969 or email lmas@embltd.co.uk.

Source: Midlands Business News

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