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20 April 2021

Council commissions six-week training programme to give local businesses a kick-start

As part of its plans to safely reopen the high streets, Fareham Borough Council has commissioned Enterprise South to deliver a fully funded programme of support for businesses within the Borough.

The six-week programme of training webinars and one-to-one financial advice is available in April and May on a variety of topics to help businesses following the pandemic.  The programme is completely free and available to any independent retailers within the Fareham borough.

The details of the next workshops are:

  1. Title: All about the People

When: Wednesday 21 April at 8.30-9.30am, 12.30–1.30pm and 6-7pm.

Content: This workshop covers general staffing advice as well as how to support the mental health and wellbeing of business owners and staff.

Sign up to the workshop here:

  1. Title: Premises Management

When: Thursday 29 April at 8.30-9.30am, 12.30–1.30pm and 6-7pm

Content: This workshop covers how to manage Covid-19 risks at work and how to give confidence to returning shoppers.

Sign up to the workshop here:

Laura Bowyers, HR and employment law specialist at the Affable Partnership in Southampton will be running the next workshop, ‘All About the People’. Laura commented: “We realise the importance of our high street and its sustainability with workers and wanted to support our local community. Now more than ever, we understand the how overwhelming is can be to stay legally compliant as an employer and also the importance of creating a positive culture to encourage, support and retain your most important asset, your people. This workshop will help businesses do exactly that."

Places are limited so please register your interest using the links above or by emailing or calling 0844 332 0131. You can find out more about the programme and more upcoming workshops here:


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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