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15 Nov

Government Announces Support for Flood-Hit Farmers

Flood-hit farmers in northern England will be able to apply for up to £25,000 in govt grants to help them get back on their feet. The government has announced they will extend the Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the floods.

14 Nov

Business Brexit Checklist

The Business Brexit Checklist has been created to help you consider the changes that Brexit may bring to your company, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.

13 Nov

Invitation to Tender: ScaleUp360 Programme Workshops and Business Advice

A procurement opportunity has arisen for a bank of high growth business support specialists to supply 1-2-1 business advice and workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR).

Derbyshire County Council Maximises Apprenticeship Opportunities Across Region

If you are a small and medium sized business based in Derbyshire you could be getting help with funding to train apprentices from Derbyshire County Council in conjunction with Babington. Apprenticeship funding is available to support both new and existing employees.


Babington are in a strategic apprenticeship partnership with Derbyshire County Council and together have established a fund to support you with your apprenticeship training needs. If you are an organisation with a payroll cost of less than £3m per annum you are currently required to contribute 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training, which could be up to £1,350 per apprentice.


The council is looking to use some of its levy funds to support small and medium sized enterprises across Derbyshire, retaining the investment within the County, supporting skills development and boosting growth across the region.


Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5

Learners will understand operational management approaches and models, including creating plans to deliver objectives and setting KPIs. To find out more about this Operations programme, click here.


HR Consultant/Partner Level 5

Learners will cover a core set of knowledge areas including the development of HR Technical expertise providing a solid understanding across all HR disciplines, legislation and a working knowledge of the HR policies and processes of the organisation. To learn more about this HR programme, click here.