|More than 100 independent retailers in Crawley can take advantage of a free training programme, thanks to a project between borough and district councils in West Sussex.
The West Sussex Retail Hub has been developed by Digital Islands and has been paid for thanks to a joint bid to the West Sussex Business Rates Pool.
The training consists of a series of pre-recorded learning sessions and live events with industry experts. Independent retailers can access the following pre-recorded modules:
Businesses will be able to access the training from today (Monday 12 July) at their own convenience. Businesses are free to pick and choose the modules of most use to them. The modules will be available for the next two years and there will also be downloads and useful resources for businesses to keep.
An online launch event using Zoom will also take place at 6pm today (Monday 12 July). There will be the opportunity to hear from Mark Smith, Operations Director of sportswear company Sweaty Betty, as well as an overview of the different training modules from each of the experts. There will also be a question and answer session for businesses to take part in.
Weekly live question and answer sessions will begin on Wednesday 21 July and end on Wednesday 22 September.
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “We are continuing to find ways to help Crawley’s small businesses and I hope that the town’s independent retailers take advantage of this free training offer; I’m sure they will find it extremely valuable. I urge you to sign up now!”
To sign up, visit westsussexretailhub.co.uk/
To attend the launch event, visit bit.ly/wsretailhub – the meeting ID is 849 3904 7888 and the passcode is 138701.
For more information about business support visit crawley.gov.uk/business/business-resources-and-support