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BID launches new subsidised training programme

BID launches new subsidised training programme

Manor Royal BID has launched its latest suite of training programmes for employees of companies located on Manor Royal Business District.  The short courses, which are heavily subsidised thanks to the BID, are being delivered by Central Sussex College and cover a range of topics including health and safety, business development and digital and IT skills.
Steve Sawyer, Manor Royal BID’s Executive Director, said: “The courses are beneficial for people working across a range of sectors and roles.  Since we started running our pilot courses last year, over 150 delegates from 75 companies have benefited from the opportunity to be taught in close proximity to their workplace and side-by-side with fellow Manor Royal employees. This new programme offers professional learning for those either seeking a mandatory qualification or for those who simply want to expand their existing knowledge to be more effective at work.  As well as learning new skills, participants will build confidence and develop more knowledge to help them at work. Plus they will make a decent saving on their training costs.”

Andy Forbes, Executive Director of Business Development at Central Sussex College, said: "We are very pleased with the success of the Manor Royal BID training programme to date and look forward to expanding the offer for Manor Royal businesses in this latest phase. The training is great value for money and feedback from employers so far has been overwhelmingly positive”.

In addition to the bespoke programme, all Manor Royal BID levy payers can also receive a 20 per cent discount on short courses and 10 per cent discount on any professional courses delivered by Central Sussex College.

This is one of a number of initiatives the BID delivers for the benefit of Manor Royal companies and their staff.  Other benefits include discounts on public transport, free Business Watch membership and the delivery of numerous projects and events aimed at improving the trading and working environment.

The training courses are now available for booking online at  Alternatively, people can call the college's dedicated Manor Royal skills adviser on 01293 442344 or email

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