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Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme

Crawley Borough Council is offering a free, innovative, training and support programme for Crawley’s independent retailers, in partnership with Crawley College and Solent University.

The brand new Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme aims to enhance the success of local businesses in the area by offering hands on support to help businesses make small changes to see big results.

Taking place across September until November, the programme of workshops cover a range of topics, enabling businesses to gain new knowledge and skills to improve their business, including how to turn footfall into customers, boosting sales, enhancing the shop floor and creating ideas for promotions.

The programme, suitable for small independent retail businesses, is worth more than £1,800 and the workshops are no obligation – participants can choose whether to attend all of the workshops or just those that are most appropriate.

For retailers looking for more one-to-one support, they can apply for the mentoring programme – bespoke in store training and mentoring sessions that aim to help improve performance and take advantage of local opportunities.

Independent retailers who take part in either the training workshops or mentoring sessions are eligible to apply for the shop front grant to improve or refurbish their premises. The grant is available for up to 75 per cent of the eligible improvement with a maximum contribution of £4,000.

To sign up to a free training workshop or for further information, visit  please call 01293 442200 (press 4) or email employers@crawley.ac.uk
 

  

Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme

Crawley Borough Council is offering a free, innovative, training and support programme for Crawley’s independent retailers, in partnership with Crawley College and Solent University.

The brand new Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme aims to enhance the success of local businesses in the area by offering hands on support to help businesses make small changes to see big results.

Taking place across September until November, the programme of workshops cover a range of topics, enabling businesses to gain new knowledge and skills to improve their business, including how to turn footfall into customers, boosting sales, enhancing the shop floor and creating ideas for promotions.

The programme, suitable for small independent retail businesses, is worth more than £1,800 and the workshops are no obligation – participants can choose whether to attend all of the workshops or just those that are most appropriate.

For retailers looking for more one-to-one support, they can apply for the mentoring programme – bespoke in store training and mentoring sessions that aim to help improve performance and take advantage of local opportunities.

Independent retailers who take part in either the training workshops or mentoring sessions are eligible to apply for the shop front grant to improve or refurbish their premises. The grant is available for up to 75 per cent of the eligible improvement with a maximum contribution of £4,000.

To sign up to a free training workshop or for further information, visit  please call 01293 442200 (press 4) or email employers@crawley.ac.uk
 

  

The Council’s Economic Development Unit and its partners aim to maintain sustainable growth and nurture local businesses and encourage entrepreneurs.

Business Support

Below is a range of both local and national organisations and initiatives to support business through various stages.

Start Up

Advice and Support

Membership Organisations

Start-Up Donut

Coast to Capital Growth Hub

Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce

Virgin Start Up

Business is Great

Federation of Small Businesses

Entrepreneurial Spark

Green Growth Platform

Gatwick Diamond Business

Entrepreneur Handbook

Sustainable Business Partnership

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

 

West Sussex County Council Business and Consumers

 

Tax and Employment

Export and Investment

Other

HMRC

UK Trade & Investment

Mentorsme

GOV.UK

Exporting is Great

West Sussex Social Enterprise Network

Business Debtline

Open to Export

Business West Sussex

Boom! (formerly West Sussex Credit Union)

Invest West Sussex

Right Waste Right Place

Council Resources

Council resources and information include:

01293 438519 01293 511803 economic.development@crawley.gov.uk click to email us
Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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