Newsletter & Bids 50 2017

 In bids

Dear Members


This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors London Based Manley Summers Training.  We go out to some 4, 239 organisations which some 3,544 plus are organisations or people within the Training and Development Industry. This week there are 40 pages of Bids Grants and Funds.


Hi and welcome and indeed we had a very mixed bag of results for the NON digital reported lots quite happy to say they won very few saying they did not win.  We know we had quite a few wins which was good for clients and a few near but just missing so to all the winners well done to the others we are so sorry the BIDS WON but the ESFA cut back and put you under the threshold. This shows what we see as average figures thanks to FE Week.


Moving on this week I am in London Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, after three days in the West Midlands last week seeing some great clients up there I look forward to seeing some of the clients down South.


I have one organisation looking for a company to buy must have loans as a Prime and will look at Locations in and around Birmingham going Southward. Email


I have a company looking for a person to head up the Apprentice’s provision in West Midlands CVs To me


Also another organisation is looking for companies looking to sell? Again e-mail


Ok next up our Training Days in London on the 18th is this is fully booked and we look forward to seeing all the participants’ on the day.  Milly Wildish BSc will be looking at two training items on the day GDPR-Safeguarding My Organisation and Safer Recruitment and the LADO requirements. Also the reflect on Ofsted.


Saf from Pathways Group tells us as you may know, I have produced a few thoughts in my first book and it’s a personal success milestone for me. The link to the book is below if you considered buying it? Amazon pay 37p to me for each purchase and the full amount will be transferred to charity.

‘Canny Bites: 52 bites for business leaders and entrepreneurs’ is a toolkit for changing your professional life. Written and collated by Safaraz Ali, a UK social investor and entrepreneur, ‘Canny Bites 52 bites of business wisdom for leaders and entrepreneurs’, is designed to share with busy business people know-how, wisdom, and advice in a way that is memorable and practical.


In May 2017, the ICO announced it had a key objective to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how organisations store their personal data and make it available. With some variations across different sectors, our August 2017 benchmark research showed that only 20% – or one in five – of the UK public have trust and confidence in companies and organisations storing their personal information. The ICO will be focusing on how it can help bring about an improvement in this measure in the years ahead.  The GDPR provides both the impetus and opportunity for us to engage with the public more directly about their personal information. We recognise that informing and educating the public is key to ensuring the ultimate success of the updated data protection legislation for all concerned: individuals, brands, the public and third sectors – as well as the ICO, as regulator.  But comprehensively educating the entire UK public about anything is, of course, an enormous undertaking. So, following initial discussions with representatives from a cross selection of UK organisations, we agreed that a collaborative approach to this offers the best chance of success. That collaborative approach is now underway. To learn more about it and how you can get involved, go to our Resources and Support page.

You can also join our Personal data and the GDPR webinar on Thursday 11 January 2018 at 2pm for more information. Register for your place here.


Skills Minister, Anne Milton launched the government’s careers strategy (Please see here ) this week at the Careers and Development Institute Annual Conference.  The careers strategy, to be delivered in partnership with the careers community, employers, educators, sets out a long-term plan to build a world class careers system that will guide and develop the nation’s home-grown talent – wherever they are from and whatever their background.  The National Careers Service has an exciting and dynamic role to play in the implementation of the new careers strategy. The service will provide impartial, professional, careers information advice and guidance to adults in England with specialist support for those who need it most, as well as extending and enhancing the digital offer to bring the best information, advice and guidance tools to everyone.


ESFA say we have begun publishing the new suite of funding monitoring reports on the Hub to support the financial assurance: monitoring the funding rules 2017 to 2018 plan. The remaining reports will be available following the R04 ILR data submission. Please review these reports to ensure your data is recorded accurately.

We have also published the funding monitoring reports user guide which explains how to access the reports and correct your data if required. It also details the action we will take to rectify any identified funding issues at year-end.


Pearson have updates you can go back and have a look at re areas of Construction, Engineering, Logistics, Health and Social care you can look and listen at

Now City and Guilds are doing a webinar however this is now FULL 14th of 12th We know that many training providers and employers want more support over how to evidence this vital element of the on-programme phase of the apprenticeship. That’s why Bryony Kingsland (UK Funding Manager) and Kirsten Train-Ward (Digital Product Manager) will be running a webinar to help training providers and employers get to grips with off-the-job training. They’ll cover:  What off-the-job training consists of how you can track and demonstrate your apprentice’s progress to independent auditors.

Helping your business to achieve substantial growth.  We are a company of experienced business professionals who are dedicated to helping you grow your business. In the current economic environment, there are many people and organisations seeking to invest in businesses.  There are billions of pounds worth of funding available for businesses. We know many companies would benefit from either a small or large amount of streamlining. That is why we perform a thorough business analysis, identifying areas of focus that have the potential for financing, funding and more importantly, savings. Once we have identified opportunities for improvement, we ensure the application process as easy as possible and in some cases, this could be as easy as signing a form and sending it away!  We have helped numerous companies realise their potential – speak to our friendly team today and join in with their success.

Our team keep you up to date on new funding and finance options that come available via our news pages and blogs as well as our frequent Twitter postings.

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Leading economics consultancy, London Economics (LE), has analysed the Employer Skills Survey to identify and quantify how shortfalls in skills are impacting UK firms through loss of business to competitors, delayed development, and increased operating costs.  The Employer Skills Survey is based on over 90,000 interviews with firms of all sizes and sectors across the UK. The correlations LE found have been incorporated into Filtered’s globalfilter learning recommendation engine, prioritising learning content recommendations with a likely higher impact on productivity.  Sophie Hedges, the lead economist undertaking the analysis at LE, said, “the new analysis of the ESS illustrates both the incidence and the adverse impact on firm-level performance associated with a range of different skills gaps. The analysis also provides a strong rationale for firms, irrespective of their size, to invest in skills to rectify the potential negative consequences.”


Angela Middleton Wins the coveted ‘CEO of the Year’ award at Business Brilliance Awards 2017 CEO of Middleton Murray.

Also but just as big an achievement Susanna Lawson worked in the health and social care sector and witnessed huge inefficiencies in the training delivery models which drove her to develop OneFile, the leading e-portfolio software in the education sector. Susanna is also the overall winner of The Forward Ladies National Awards 2017


The Academy of Social Justice Commissioning is holding ‘Coaching’s Impact on Social Exclusion: Measuring Hearts and Minds’ [9th January, Manchester, free]. In this seminar Clare McGregor, Founder and Managing Director of Coaching Inside and Out will share how commissioners are supporting a new service to provide life coaching for men, women and young people in our prisons and communities to improve their own lives and the lives of others. Clare will also lead a debate about the difficulties of evaluating the impact of any one human intervention on improved social or criminal justice outcomes. Find out more here


Tip of the week I: Four nights in Rome and flights from £99. Details


Tip of the week 2: Free Millies cookie for smartphone users. Only for o2 Details


Tip of the Week 3: 34% discount on zookeeper experience. Details


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