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CFA Members Offered Help To Face The Upturn

THE National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC), to which the CFA is affiliated, has launched a new new training programme for flooring and other specialist contractors which is designed to build on their existing business skills and prepare them for the upturn.
With research showing that more companies go out of business as the economy recovers from a recession, NSCC is working with key partners to deliver a bespoke training programme to equip its members (including those in the CFA) with the skills they need to look ahead and make sure their business is ideally placed for the future.
The NSCC Better Business Skills programme is supported by CITB and the University of East Anglia as well as new partners, Barclaycard and SIG plc. It will comprise one-day workshops delivered by MadAbout in an engaging and practical way focussed on core business skills such as business planning, cashflow management, performance management and sales.
All businesses participating in the programme will also receive one-to-one business coaching designed to complement the content of the workshops. SIG plc, supplier of building materials and products, will provide the training venues for the NSCC programme.
The benefits of attending this programme are many and varied and include: The development of key business skills and knowledge needed to run your business day-to-day; short and flexible one day modules delivered in an engaging and practical way; workshops addressing issues pertinent to specialist contractors in the construction industry; valuable time out for you to work ‘on your business not in your business’.
There will also be the opportunity to meet and work with other non-competing businesses with the sector, share best practice, provide support and advice.,
There will be one to one access to an experienced business mentor who will deliver tailored, business-specific support designed to complement the content of the workshops.
n Full details of the Better Business Skills programme and an application form are available on the NSCC website:
Courses will be held between April and September. There are a limited number of places , which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
T: 0844 249 5351

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