Supporting Business Development
As an early-stage business, Gary felt he would benefit from some additional training on how the business could operate more efficiently and effectively as it looks to grow. With the support of Skills for Growth, he was able to tap into Enterprise Made Simple’s fully funded Going for Growth course.
Gary also recognised that the business’s social media and marketing presence was in urgent need of development, with its only web presence at the time of joining the project being a holding page. Teesside University’s DigtialCity team were able to help the team gain a better understanding of website design with two days of consultancy advice through its Digital Business Support programme.
After a referral to Core Management, the business is now also trialling a project management system for its sites which Gary explains is already giving the business a competitive advantage.
He commented: “We are using the management system on four projects currently as we continue to develop the system with Core Management. The system is helping us manage projects more efficiently, helping us to increase turnover and giving us the edge on others in our sector. I am hoping to roll this out across the board by the end of the year.