Paving The Way To Business Growth In Kent

A series of inspirational and practical leadership and management training courses for business leaders and managers has been launched in Kent.

Run by IBP, the live courses are all delivered by local experts and will help participants to achieve managerial and leadership excellence. The interactive and practical sessions aim to produce measurable results, ensuring that business leaders in Kent are among the best in the country.

All of the courses can be accessed with the help of government funding through the Leadership and Management skills training grant which can provide up to £1,000 in match funding.

John Telfer, Managing Director of IBP, said: “These courses will be as flexible as possible in terms of content, enabling attendees to present real-life problems to the course leaders. Obviously we cannot promise to solve every business’s issues but if someone comes along with a specific problem, we will do our best to tackle it.”

Forthcoming workshops, which all take place at the Kent Event Centre at the County Showground, near Maidstone, are:

• How to manage people effectively – Monday 4 July
• How to achieve significant business success using the balanced scorecard – Tuesday 26 July
• How to lead and motivate for business success – Monday 1 August
• How to improve the financial performance of your business and your team – Wednesday 3 August
• How you can make your business more innovative and creative through yourself and your people – Tuesday 16 August

Three further courses are available in September which will help delegates seeking to develop the essential management skills required to compete effectively in today’s ever competitive environment. Eligible individuals and organisations can also claim 50% grant funding towards the cost of training. Visit for more information.

John Telfer added: “Unfortunately people tend to cut training budgets in this kind of economic climate but actually it is important to invest in your staff to ensure the future success of your business. With funding available, it makes sense to find new, cost-effective ways of increasing efficiency and profitability and growth. IBP also provides unlimited access to an extensive suite of online leadership and management tutorials, templates, tips and exercises with single every course.”

IBP is also offering management qualifications which are eligible for funding. The Management and Leadership Diploma (Level 5 Middle Manager) and Strategic Management Diploma (Level 7 Senior Manager) are both run over 28 half-days. Free ‘find out more’ sessions are taking place at Barham Court, near Maidstone, on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 19 July.

To find out more about any of the courses or to book a place, visit, email or call 0845 308 3338.

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