A “cheque-back” nationwide training initiative has been launched by Barclays Bank to encourage more businesses to undertake training. Called Training to Succeed, the scheme offers between 150 to 750 cash back for businesses which take out the Department for Education and Employment’s small business training loan through Barclays. The scheme is open to all businesses and aims to help overcome one of the greatest barriers to training – cost.
The bank has also compiled a new “Start-Up Kit” in support of The Prince’s Youth Business Trust. The kit, designed specifically for businesses initially supported by The Prince’s Youth Business Trust, offers practical advice for those setting up in business. It includes information on establishing the business, marketing the business, getting the best advice, growing the business and how to make the most of the trust.