Skills support for business

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A skilled workforce leads to innovation, ensures future economic growth and drives job creation.

The best asset in your business is the people that make it happen. Investing in them and nurturing them will not only tackle your skills gaps, you will recruit and retain the right people. Building the skills base of your business is essential for sustainable growth.

How we can help

Our specialist team offer free impartial skills advice to ensure your business has the talented individuals needed for business growth.

We'll connect you with local and national training providers to make it easy for you to get all the help you need. We are here to make sure you get the most relevant, quality training you need by brokering packages of support for your business.

Our skills support includes:

  • analysis of your organisational skills needs
  • advice on the best training solutions for your business
  • access to the best and most relevant training providers
  • advice on apprenticeships/levy
  • consultation with a dedicated sector specialist skills adviser
  • guidance on how to offer employment opportunities to potential new employees
  • support to engage with future talent
  • advice on how to raise the profile of employment opportunities in your business


Our skills service is free and exclusive to businesses based in the West of England and is only available for a limited time.

  • How to get started

    Chat to one of our skills advisers today about your skills gaps. Call us on 0330 124 4446.

  • Business West is hands down the best business support organisation I've worked with in the UK, giving me access to quality advice & support through services like innovation, enterprise and Skills West.
    Skills: Urban Hawk / Crocotta
    Robert Sugar
    MD at Urban Hawk & Crocotta
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  • Have a question?

    If you have any specific skills questions or would like to speak to one of our advisers about your business' skills requirements, simply let us know. Call us on 0330 124 4446