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"OFFER EXTENDED - Free Bounce-Back Review of Systems and Processes for Qualifying UK Businesses"

In this edition we’re talking ‘bounce back’ and how we can help you to adapt to smarter, more efficient ways of working and ultimately deliver greater business returns in the post COVID-19 world.

We advise how you can adapt to the new business norms, we share insights into the things that will shape recovery efforts and provide solutions for addressing key issues in operational environments.

If we can help you, get in touch, and we’ll arrange a free bounce back review of your business.

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News from Industry Learning Solutions

Lean Smart-Apps lead the way as Industry Learning Solutions Limited is announced a winner in UK 2019 Technology Innovator Awards by CV Magazine for its innovative Lean Bitesize learning linked to Industry 4.0 and Lean Smart Apps to help embed and sustain a lean culture within different manufacturing and service environments. cv-magazine.com/issues/technology-innovator-awards-2019

Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy 2018

2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards - Industry Learning Solutions Limited awarded Best Business Apprenticeship & Training Consultancy

Industry Learning Solutions (ILS) offer operational excellence and management development programmes to the manufacturing and engineering sector and will optimize on skills funding opportunities available locally. ILS provide skills solutions in Leadership and Management, Lean Green Belts, Bespoke Lean courses, Apprenticeships and access to a suite of Smart phone Apps to support and sustain specific organisational efficiency skills. For a tailored skills solution offering accredited training or L&D consultancy for developing a competency framework for your business, call ILS today or visit our website at www.industrylearningsolutions.com or call us direct on 44 (0) 7966 315507

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Energy News for Manufacturers from the CBM and EEF

Energy and Environment legislation from the budget

Introduction of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund and scrapping of Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) and related First Year Tax Credits (FYTC)

The good news is that government is finally delivering the industrial energy efficiency fund long requested by EEF and promised in last year’s manifesto, but it comes at the cost of tax breaks/credits for energy and water efficient technologies under the ECA and FYTC schemes. The swap is revenue neutral, and will provide a £315m fund to be spent over the next five years on energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies. The details of the fund are still being worked out but it is likely that it will be targeted at higher energy users. There will be more stakeholder engagement in the next few months.

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News from fenews.co.uk

  • Chancellor marks Help to Grow scheme launch with teach-in alongside business owners


    08/02/2021 11:27 AM

    The Chancellor (@rishisunak) has called on small and medium business leaders to sign up to a new programme designed to hone their expertise as he attended one of the first courses in the UK today (August 2). Rishi Sunak joined a class taking part in the government-funded management scheme at Aston Business School alongside small business owners to see first-hand how it is giving them the tools they need to innovate, ... +Read More

  • Teachers: Our Unsung Heroes of 2021


    08/02/2021 11:19 AM

    The events of the past 18 months have had an impact on everyone. Many people found themselves furloughed or working from home, while key workers manned the frontlines during multiple national lockdowns. We showed our appreciation for our incredible NHS workers in many ways, while many shop workers reported receiving expressions of gratitude at work. But one key worker role that may have went under the radar during the pandemic is ... +Read More



    08/02/2021 11:05 AM

    D2L (@D2L), a global learning technology leader, today announced that the Royal College of Psychiatrists (@rcpsych) has selected Brightspace as its new learning platform to deliver effective online learning for its members. RCPsych is the UK professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement. It works to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental ... +Read More

  • Open event for games, animation and visual effects course


    08/02/2021 09:42 AM

    Barnsley Collegen (@BarnsleyCollege) and NextGen are holding an open event to find out about the new Games, Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) course on Tuesday 17 August at 6.00pm. The hour-long online event will give visitors the chance to speak to staff from NextGen and College tutors to learn more about the partnership between NextGen and the College, the course, the types of careers available within the games, animation and VFX ... +Read More

  • Free Chromebooks on offer as Fife College partners with Shell on new digital skills course


    08/02/2021 09:21 AM

    Fife College (@fifecollege) is offering free Google Chromebooks to students who sign up to a new Essential Digital Skills course that aims to increase digital literacy in the region. The initiative is being run in partnership with Shell UK, and thanks to their financial support the course is entirely free to take part in. It is part of Shell UK’s drive to increase digital literacy in communities across the UK, and is ... +Read More

News from the Institute for Apprenticeships