LEP supports Wakefield firm expand expertise in app development

The training grant has allowed Contedia to accelerate the skills and services it offers by funding the training in new areas of developing bespoke IT applications.

Future business expansion

Founded in 2001, Contedia works with businesses throughout the UK offering support and guidance in both information technology services and consultancy in areas such as website, database and web application development.

With the grant from the LEP, Contedia will now be able to extend its offering and provide new services and consultancy which will ultimately contribute to the future expansion of the business.

Crucial funding

Tim Guest, managing director of Contedia, said: “We are extremely grateful to the LEP for their support with this grant.  It will fund extra training for our staff which will be crucial in helping our business expand, win new customers and create more jobs.

 “Without the LEP support and investment  it would have taken us a lot longer to reach the next level for our business and we wouldn’t have been able to offer the new skills training to all of our colleagues to complete at once.”

The funding will specifically ensure that all Contedia’s six members of staff are fully trained in advanced techniques specific to the application development platform it uses.  Following the completion of the training they will then have the skills necessary to also execute sales of the particular type of custom application development.

Strong plans for growth

Stephanie Burras CBE, Chair of the LEP’s Employment and Skills Panel said: “We are always pleased when we are able to assist a company that has strong plans for growth and bringing new skills to the region.  Contedia is a great business that is working hard to help other expanding companies in the North ensure they have the robust IT systems they need.

“With grants of between £500 and £50,000 available to businesses with a budget to put towards training, employers have the opportunity to work with a team of expert skills advisors, discuss their long term growth plans and skills needs, and put together a robust training plan for their staff.”

The funding from the skills service is time limited and applications must be submitted by 31st March 2017.

To find out if your business is eligible for skills support and funding, please visit the skills service page or contact the team on skills@the-lep.com or 0113 386 1910.