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The DTI’s Small Business Service is to work in partnership with banks to provide small businesses with information on where best to find sources of advice on business development and training.
A working group will look at new ways in which small firms can identify their learning and development needs and access the best support available. The group will then deliver a new web-based service to help SMEs get access to the wide range of business support available and to give small firms the chance to share their training experiences and needs.
SBS chief executive Martin Wyn Griffith said: ‘The benefits that come from effective training for SMEs are huge.
Working in cooperation with the banks in this new way means we can pass on the important message about training to more and more small firms.’