Information on project launch event for regional SMEs


Information on project launch event for regional SMEs

Please find below a Diary Marker for the launch of a programme to co-create solutions that increase Leadership and Entrepreneurship skills in both the South West and Central Wales regions.
Research indicates that there is a gap between the plethora of support available in the region and the number of small firms and micro-businesses actually taking advantage of it.
Through the UKCES Futures Programme, the RLP SW&CW will work with small firms and micro-businesses with 20 or fewer employees to identify barriers and co-create new ways to engage with and increase the take-up of existing provision.
The main focus of the programme is to identify and engage with those who have undertaken little or no leadership and/or entrepreneurship training, to understand why and to involve them in co-creating effective solutions.
As someone who has demonstrated an interest in the development of skills previously, we would welcome your input either directly, or by promoting this opportunity to employers, organisations, or individuals in your networks who would benefit from or add value to the process.
As places are limited, expressions of interest in the events should be sent in the first instance to: 


Project Launch Event

Support Programme co-created by Regional SMEs in Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills

South West Wales
Wednesday 25th November 2015 
Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli
9am to 11:30am

About the event

Through the UK Futures Programme, the RLP will be working with the UKCES to pilot new ways to boost the leadership of small businesses. The project launch event provides opportunity to:

  • Hear about the project which will focus on testing a number of different engagement methods with small firms, to understand what would encourage them to access existing leadership and entrepreneurship support.
  • Understand the challenges faced in the region in relation to the lack of take up of leadership and entrepreneurship support and the impact this has on the regional economy.
  • Engage, support, champion and participate in the co-creation of engagement methods to access leadership and entrepreneurship support.
  • Influence future skills delivery and create a sustainable solution for the future

Who should attend

  • Small firms with less than 20 employees and micro businesses from across South West & Central Wales who have not previously engaged in leadership and entrepreneurship training or who have had minimal training.
  • Organisations and mentors who support individuals to explore leadership and entrepreneurship training.
  • Businesses located in co-working spaces.
  • Business networks that support small and micro businesses.

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