- 14+ skills
- Enterprise programme
- Sector skills board
- Digital inclusion
It’s not easy to work with the public sector, set against a backdrop of bureaucracy, acronyms, multiple layers of government – national, regional, local and multiple departments within each layer; this creates a myriad of different stakeholders with different objectives and aims which are not always in tune with what your business wants or needs. We have designed our services to help you navigate through this maze and help you thrive.
Here is a typical scenario expressed by a local business to us that perfectly summarises these dilemmas:
“I do not know who to speak to if I want to talk about my plans for growth and what support is available from the public sector, is it the LEP, is It BIS Is it UKTI, is it the Growth Hub, is it Cheshire East Council? If so, which department – planning, regeneration, assets, etc.?”
Put simply, sometimes the public sector is a confusing landscape to navigate.
In setting up The Skills & Growth Company, Cheshire East Council set us the specific challenge of providing a one stop shop for all engagements with the private sector, to help you cut through the red tape and provide a credible service led by professionals for professionals. Our sole aim is also clearly defined – to maximise the economic growth of Cheshire East.
Our services are broken down into three teams below, to provide an integrated package of support and strategic services.