Organisation Overview

Organisation Overview | Partners and Accreditations

Business Support & Development Ltd were established in 1987, operating from our single small office in Bedale and employing only 3 members of staff to provide quality business advice and services office accommodation. Over the past 26 years we have gone from strength to strength, expanding the breadth of services we offer and have established ourselves as a well regarded training provider of choice for adult vocational training and business support to the local communities we serve.

We now operate from 5 locations in North & West Yorkshire - Northallerton, Skipton, Harrogate, Leeds (Merrion Centre) and our Head Office in Burley-in-Wharfedale – from where we deliver training, business start-up and growth advice, information, advice & guidance and job placement support through a number of service contracts we have with learndirect, Jobcentre + and the Department for Work and Pensions.

In-keeping with our original aims and objectives, we still seek to provide adult learning support services throughout the area through our learndirect Centres and have strengthened our business support services in accordance with the objectives of the Regional Economic Strategy.

We have broadened our remit in recognition of the current economic climate and have successfully sought, bid for and achieved a number of contracts to provide full life cycle employment services to support the unemployed into employment or self-employment by providing work skills training, CV & employability support and training, information, advice & guidance, employment specific training, business start-up support and advice and job placement support for sustainable, long term employment.

Business Support & Development also provide training services and support for those already in employment, offering job related training in the workplace, for example L2 & L3 NVQ in Health & Social Care. We have established partnerships with a number of local enterprises to provide training to their staff and seek to deliver a tailored service to our clients dependant on the needs of the organisation and its employees.

We are always interested to hear from other like minded organisations who are seeking to establish quality partnerships. If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities please contact Alan Hayes, or phone 01943 865882.

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