Strong leadership and management is critical for the success of a business. It drives innovation, unlocks the potential of your workforce and enables you to drive productivity and growth. It’s not always easy – and it is never quick – to build up strength and depth in management capabilities. But the potential gains are clear: improved survival rates, better employee motivation and well-being, and increased profitability and performance.

Funds and programmes are available to help your business build up its skills. Free tools and resources are available to help develop and improve people management skills.

ACAS Model workplace will show you how to engage your staff and build up your company’s capabilities and skills in people management.

ACAS have a number of free online courses that help you refresh and improve your approach to employment issues. They also provide free courses in conflict resolution.

Funding for skills training.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, offers employers in England direct access to public investment to design and deliver their own training solutions.

The Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) supports employer-led projects to raise skills in their sector and increase growth in our economy.