Skills Service Helps to Deliver the Whole Package

25 August 2015

Wakefield businesses have continued to be successful when applying for funding to deliver tailored training thanks to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The LEP skills service can help businesses identify their skills needs based on business growth objectives, and then find the right training solutions to match.

Companies throughout Leeds City Region that have a budget to put towards training could also be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000 to train their staff through the £13.9 million skills service.

The aim of the funding is to put money in the hands of small and medium sized businesses in the region’s key sectors, enabling them to source the skills solutions they require to develop and grow. 

Wakefield firms are already benefitting from the support and funding including Custompac, a manufacturing business who took advantage of the LEP skills service offer to access training for their staff.

Jeremy Smith, Director of Custompac said:

“The skills service is an amazing opportunity for businesses. Our contact at Wakefield Council, recommended we apply to the service for support with staff training. Thanks to the LEP, Custompac were able to get funding for Solid Solutions CAD training, enabling us to advance staff skills and stay ahead of the competition. For us the process was simple and easy to understand. We were able to pull together a complete training plan for our team and thanks to the funding we could provide staff with opportunities we wouldn't have been able to otherwise. I would definitely encourage other Wakefield businesses to contact the LEP and see how they can grow!”

Do you want to find out more about how the LEP skills service could help your business? Find out more and apply for funding by visiting: or contact one of our experienced skills advisors: or 0113 386 1910.